What They Are: Milk chocolate chips are made from four key ingredients: sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa solids (the part of the cacao plant left over once the cocoa butter is extracted), and milk. A good milk chocolate is creamy, delicate, and sweet, with a melt-in-your-mouth smoothness you just don’t get from dark chocolate.
How We Use Them: We use milk chocolate chips for cookies, muffins, and bars, where we want distinct morsels of chocolate speckled throughout.
Good to Know: Contrary to popular belief, milk chocolate chips don’t contain any wax or special stabilizers other than lecithin, which is also present in bar chocolate. Instead, they usually contain a lower percentage of cocoa butter (i.e., fat) than bar chocolate does, which helps the chips hold their shape during baking.
The Best Milk Chocolate Chips: Hershey's Kitchens Milk Chocolate Chips