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Smoked Chocolate Chips

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Smoked chocolate chips are the upgraded, grown-up, divine version of chocolate chips. They've got a hint of campfire flavour that evokes memories of summer nights around the fire.

You may remember in my smoked bacon wrapped Oreos recipe that I claimed Traeger users were like hippies. They'll smoke anything.

It's me.

I am a Traeger hippy.

I will wear that as a badge of honor. Especially when the results are this good!

This smoked chocolate chip recipe is dedicated to hippiness.

Smoked chocolate chips on a mesh splatter screen.
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Tips + Tricks

No. 1 --> I wrote this recipe with 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips because most recipes call for around that many chips, but don't let that hold you back! Fill the smoker if you want! Nothing on the recipe changes, just the amount of chips you stuff in there!

No. 2 --> Watch your smoke tube closely at first! They can be a bit of a pain if you don't get a good initial fire. This is why a small propane torch or creme brulee torch is handy. They'll light up much quicker this way than with a BBQ lighter.

No. 3 --> This is the hard part, you do need to let the chips mellow in their airtight jar for at least 5 days. Just liked smoked cheese, you want to let them rest so they don't taste like you licked an ashtray!

smoked chocolate chips in a glass jar.

Key Ingredients

Chocolate chips: Use a good quality chocolate chip for this recipe. I used semi sweet, but milk, or dark chocolate would work well too!

Pellets: for this recipe you want to use a pellet that gives a mild flavour and aroma, or a flavour that lends itself to chocolate and baked goods. I used an Apple Blend from LumberJack pellets that I've got specifically for smoking cheese but would also recommend alder, maple, or pecan pellets.

A cold smoke tube, a handful of pellets and a handful of chocolate chips displayed.

How to smoke chocolate chips

  1. Fill the smoke tube with desired pellets.
  2. Carry the tube to your smoker and place it on the bottom rack. Using a torch, light the pellets at the front of the tube. Allow the pellets to burn for 3-4 minutes before blowing out the flame. The embers from the pellets will continue to smoulder and create smoke.
  3. Once the smoke is established, spread your chocolate chips on a wire mesh splatter screen (yup! the same one from our smoked salt recipe) and place the screen on the middle rack of your smoker, opposite the smoke tube.
  4. Cold smoke the chocolate chips for 1.5 - 2 hours.
  5. Remove the chips from the smoker and allow them to rest on the rack for about 15 minutes before transferring them to an airtight container.
  6. Allow the chocolate chips to mellow out and absorb the smoke for at least 5 days before enjoying.

How to use smoked chocolate chips

Use your smoked chocolate chips in the same way you'd use regular chocolate chips. These chocolate chips are incredible in S'mores COokies.

A stack of s'more cookies dotted with marshmallows, chocolate chips and graham crackers.

I can't help but think my bacon chocolate chip cookies would kick total ass with smoked chocolate chips in them too!

More smoked treats to love!

Storage information

Keep your smoked chocolate chips in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to use. They will last at least a couple months.

close up of smoked chocolate chips on a mesh screen.

Smoke tube - We grabbed a smoke tube off Amazon and love it! It was inexpensive and works awesome for all my cold smoking mayhem, and also cold smoked cheese!

Splatter screen - I grabbed a couple of splatter screens with lips when I was experimenting with smoked salt and I've actually used them quite a bit on the smoker for smaller items.

Smoker - You don't exactly need a smoker for this recipe, but while testing, I did use my BBQ to try and cold smoke and it's just not sealed the same, the smoke isn't contained nearly as well as in the smoker. For that reason, I vote two thumbs up on my Traeger Timberline 1300!

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Smoked chocolate chips on a mesh splatter screen.
Yield: 1.5 cups

Smoked Chocolate Chips

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Smoked chocolate chips are a smokey, delicious treat that adds unexpected layers of flavour to your cookies, or any recipe that you'd use chocolate chips!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Fill the smoke tube with desired pellets.
  2. Carry the tube to your smoker and place it on the bottom rack. Using a torch, light the pellets at the front of the tube. Allow the pellets to burn for 3-4 minutes before blowing out the flame. The embers from the pellets will continue to smoulder and create smoke.
  3. Once the smoke is established, spread your chocolate chips on a wire mesh splatter screen and place the screen on the middle rack of your smoker, opposite the smoke tube.
  4. Cold smoke the chocolate chips for 1.5 - 2 hours.
  5. Remove the chips from the smoker and allow them to rest on the rack for about 15 minutes before transferring them to an airtight container.
  6. Allow the chips to mellow and marinate in the airtight container for at least 5 days before using.

Notes

Recommended pellets


I used an apple blend, but would also recommend alder, maple, or pecan pellets

how to use smoked chocolate chips

Use your smoked chocolate chips in the same way you'd use regular chocolate chips. I can't help but think my BACON CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES would kick total ass with smoked chocolate chips in them!

storage information

Keep your smoked chocolate chips in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to use. They will last at least a couple of months.

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