By Real Simple
February 4, 2015

The original chocolate morsels were literally chips off the old block: Chocolate used to be sold as a bar with its very own chopping device. It wasn’t until the 1930s that manufacturers began making convenient precut morsels, perfect for melting, baking, or scarfing by the handful. Have half a bag sitting in your pantry right now? Pull them out and give these easy, surprising (no cookies in sight!) recipes a shot. Just remember: You can use bittersweet and semisweet interchangeably in recipes, but milk chocolate morsels will give you a sweeter, creamier result.

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