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It’s Chocolate Chip Day!

The PBS Blog Team thanks Barbara (femmefan) for her sweet contribution today!

If you’re going to pick a day to celebrate something sweet, what better than chocolate chips? May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Day, in honor of those irresistible drops of chocolaty goodness.

Did you know that the original chocolate chip, produced by Nestle’s, has been around since 1939? Before that, if you wanted to make those fabulous Toll House cookies, you had to make your own morsels by chopping up a bar of chocolate. 

Today there is a wide range of yummy flavors conveniently ready to eat. What’s your favorite: traditional dark chocolate, creamy milk chocolate, or sweet vanilla chips? How about peanut butter, mint, or raspberry?

Whatever your choice, mix up a treat and settle in with one of these sweet reads:


Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, by Joanne Fluke. Amateur detective Hannah Swensen investigates and bakes–recipe included!


If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, by Laura Joffe Numeroff. This book introduces the adorable and intrepid mouse who keeps coming back for more. A kid favorite!


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl. The classic about Willie Wonka and his unusual factory.


The 47 Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World, by Larry and Honey Zisman. Recipes for the original Toll House cookies and many other decadent delights, plus tidbits of chocolate history.


Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel. Cooking, love and family in Old Mexico.


Blood, Smoke and Mirrors, by Robyn Bachar. The author’s debut novel, with vampires, magic, and a heroine with a love of chocolate chip pancakes.


What is your favorite chocolate chip book? How about your favorite chocolate chip recipe? Please share them here!

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2 Responses to “It’s Chocolate Chip Day!”

  1. Andrea says:

    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie was always my favorite. It’s just too cute.

  2. Maria (SassenachD) says:

    Lovely…what doesn’t go with Chocolate! And I added a new book to my wish list! Thanks!

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