Chocolate Chips: The Dessert of Desperation

Chocolate Chips: The Dessert of Desperation

Chocolate chips are the dessert of desperation.

You know what I’m talking about. Don’t pretend you’ve never done it. It’s late in the evening, dinner was hours ago, and you are in desperate need of something sweet. There are no cookies or ice cream available — you don’t keep that stuff in the house because self-control is not your strong suit.

So what do you do? That’s right. Instead of running out to the grocery and getting an actual dessert like a grown-up who owns up to her sugar craving, you furtively tear open that bag of chocolate chips, the one you keep up on the top shelf of the pantry for the rare occasion when you bake toll-house cookies.

You also desperately hope your spouse or child does not see you do this, or hear the crackle of the cellophane bag. WHY do they make those bags so loud?

And the thing is, plain semi-sweet chocolate chips are just NOT THAT GOOD! They don’t really do much to alleviate the sugar craving. Oh, don’t get me wrong, when you add them to your butter and sugar and flour and egg and vanilla and salt and pop those babies into the oven for 15 minutes, they turn into MAGIC. But solo? Hardly even worth it.

And that is why I say that chocolate chips are truly the dessert of desperation.


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