15 Flavored Baking Chips That’ll Take Your Desserts to the Next Level
Nothing can replace our beloved semisweet chocolate chips—except for maybe these flavor-packed baking chips.
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If you love sipping on a glass of Irish cream or splashing a bit in your coffee, then you’re going to love Baileys Original Irish Cream Baking Chips ($3). They capture the flavor without the alcohol, so they’re safe for youngsters, too. Replace the semisweet chocolate chips with their Irish cream counterparts to enhance chocolate chip cookies, brownies or this already-perfect Makeover Irish Cream Cheesecake.
Cinnamon lovers, have you used Hershey’s Cinnamon Baking Chips ($4) yet? You should. Amp up a batch of snickerdoodles or use them in these cinnamon chip recipes. No matter how you use ’em, they’re sure to brighten your day.
When we heard about these espresso baking chips ($2) our minds immediately started turning with all the delicious mocha-inspired desserts we could make. Chocolate and coffee are a classic combo and these chips make it easier than ever to pair them together.
Ghirardelli Caramel Flavored Chips ($3) add just the right amount of caramel to all kinds of baked goods. Pop ’em into regular brownie batter or go extreme and swap with regular chocolate chips in these Caramel Brownies.
Tiny peanut butter cups and Reese’s Pieces come together in this baking mix ($2). You might have to stop yourself from eating this blend right out of the bag, but save some to put in these chocolate and peanut butter desserts.
If you enjoy sucking on butterscotch hard candies or eating a spoonful of butterscotch pudding, then you need butterscotch chips ($3) in your life. They add that old-fashioned butterscotch flavor to whatever you’re baking. Add them to magic bars, fudge or any of these recipes that call for butterscotch chips.
Can’t decide between dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate chips? This Triple Chip combo ($3) is for you. They’re perfect for stirring into any cookie recipe, but particularly this triple chip cookie mix.
Is it Christmas yet? Because we can’t wait to bake up a peppermint storm using Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips ($3)! These “creamy chips with bits of peppermint candy” would be perfect in most peppermint desserts. Use them in place of crushed candy canes, like in this Chocolate Peppermint Log, or sprinkle ’em over a Candy Cane Pie.
Fans of the peanut butter-chocolate combo will think, Why haven’t I bought these before?! Nestle got it right when they put peanut butter morsels and milk chocolate morsels ($3) into one bag. Add a cup or two to your favorite chocolate chip recipe to get equal parts smooth peanut butter and silky milk chocolate in every bite.
Put your favorite candy bar into your favorite bake with Heath toffee bits ($3). They’re great in classic bakes but work just as well sprinkled over ice cream.
The salted caramel trend doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon (and we don’t want it to!). Hershey has jumped on the train with Hershey’s Kitchens Sea Salt Caramel Chips ($5). If you don’t snack on the whole bag, use them in dark chocolate cookies or our any of these salted caramel desserts.
Peanut butter fans, rejoice! The brand that brought you the beloved Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups also has a line of Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips ($2). Turn any cookie into a peanut butter cookie. We also recommend subbing half of the semisweet chocolate chips in this recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars. Double yum!
Craving this Butter Brickle Ice Cream Pie? Stock up on these Bits O’ Brickle Toffee Bits ($2). They add great buttery toffee flavor to any treat. And if you don’t have the patience to make that pie, just sprinkle some on top of vanilla ice cream and call it a sundae.