Summer has past, the kids are back in school and Hallowe'en is just around the corner. That can only mean that folks will soon be gearing up for holiday baking. I'm sure many are looking for healthier homemade snacks for kid's lunches too. A little chocolate added to homemade granola bars, snack bars or cookies is always a tasty treat. Chocolate chips is the usual standby for this purpose but for some uses the biggest problem is chocolate chips are too big. The second problem is finding organic, high cacao dark chocolate chips. I came up with this simple solution.
You can use any plain chocolate bar of choice including the white milk chocolate. Add a couple of drops of peppermint oil for mint flavoured chocolate chips. Store in the refrigerator then use as desired. You can even sprinkle a few over ice cream, plain vanilla yogurt or oatmeal. The high cacao content adds a lot of flavour so you don't need to use a lot. These homemade mini chocolate chips are a win win!