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National Chocolate Chip Day

Indulge in some deliciousness with National Chocolate Chip Day! Bake a delicious treat or buy your favorite chocolate chip goodies to celebrate!
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When it is?
May 15
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United States
Introduction

Let's all celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day on May 15 with a delicious treat! This day has been around since the 1940s, when chocolate chips were first invented. It's a great way to indulge in one of everyone’s favorite treats while also showing appreciation for this classic baking staple. Whether you're baking up some cookies or simply enjoying them straight from the bag, make sure to enjoy it with friends and family!

History of National Chocolate Chip Day

National Chocolate Chip Day Dates

National Chocolate Chip Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1937</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Chocolate Chip Invention</div><div class='timeline-text'>Ruth Graves Wakefield invented the chocolate chip at her Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts, changing the world of baking forever.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1939</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Nestlé Toll House Agreement</div><div class='timeline-text'>Wakefield signed an agreement with Nestlé to have her recipe printed on their chocolate bar's packaging. In return, she received a lifetime supply of Nestlé chocolate.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1941</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Introduction of Chocolate Chips</div><div class='timeline-text'>After the popularity of Wakefield's recipe, Nestlé began selling chocolate chips, or "morsels", a product we still see on grocery store shelves today.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1984</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Chocolate Chip Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Chocolate Chip Day was officially celebrated for the first time. However, the exact origin and founder of this holiday remain unknown.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1997</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Entry into Cookie Hall of Fame</div><div class='timeline-text'>The chocolate chip cookie, largely thanks to Ruth Wakefield's original recipe, was added to the Cookie Hall of Fame.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2017</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>New Chocolate Chip Innovations</div><div class='timeline-text'>Companies continue to innovate with chocolate chips, introducing various flavours and sizes, from mini chips and chunks to dark chocolate and white chocolate variations.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake chocolate chip cookies</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather up the ingredients for your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and get baking. Nothing says National Chocolate Chip Day like a freshly baked batch of homemade cookies.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Mix up a milkshake</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Blend together your favorite ice cream, milk and chocolate chips to create an indulgent milkshake. You can even add some fun mix-ins like sprinkles or whipped cream on top.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try out a new recipe</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Do a quick search for something new that you can make with chocolate chips. There are tons of recipes out there from traditional desserts to savory dishes to get creative in the kitchen.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Eat a fondue</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Create your own fondue station with various dippers like bananas, pretzels, marshmallows and more. Dip it all into melted chocolate chips and enjoy!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw a party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends over to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day with all kinds of delicious treats made from chocolate chips. Serve up some cookies, brownies, cupcakes and more!</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Chocolate Chip Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Chocolate chips are delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether they're melted into a warm cookie or enjoyed on their own, chocolate chips are one of the world's most beloved treats. With their rich and buttery flavor, it's no wonder why they've been a staple in many homes for decades!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Chocolate chips can be used in many different recipes</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>When it comes to baking desserts, chocolate chips are a must-have ingredient. They can be added to oatmeal cookies, brownies, blondies and more for extra sweetness and texture. But that's not all - you can also get creative and top your ice cream sundaes, pancakes and other dishes with these tiny morsels of goodness!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Chocolate chips come in a variety of flavors</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's no need to settle for plain old milk chocolate when there are tons of other amazing flavors available. From semi-sweet and white chocolate to dark and caramel chips, you'll always have something new to try! So go ahead - indulge your sweet tooth this National Chocolate Chip Day!</p></div></div>

5 Delicious Secrets of National Chocolate Chip Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Chocolate chips were created out of necessity</h3><p class='facts-text'>Ruth Graves Wakefield realized she was out of baker’s chocolate, so she substituted cut-up chunks from a semi-sweet chocolate bar. This unexpected substitution led to the invention of the chocolate chip cookie.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Americans eat a lot of chocolate chips</h3><p class='facts-text'>It's estimated that Americans consume a whopping 7 billion chocolate chip cookies annually. That's a lot of chocolate chips!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Chocolate chips were traditionally hand-cut</h3><p class='facts-text'>Before machineries were developed for producing them, chocolate chips were hand-cut into tiny pieces by bakers for use in desserts.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>There is a National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day</h3><p class='facts-text'>If you love the combination of cookies and chocolate chips, mark August 4th in your calendar, as this day is dedicated to celebrating National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Chocolate chips are used in a variety of cuisines</h3><p class='facts-text'>While they originated in the United States, chocolate chips have found their way into various cuisines around the world, from Italian biscotti to Japanese pancakes, revealing the universal love for these tiny nuggets of chocolate.</p></div></div>

National Chocolate Chip Day FAQs

When is National Chocolate Chip Day?

National Chocolate Chip Day is celebrated on May 15 every year. In 2024, National Chocolate Chip Day will occur on a Wednesday.

National Chocolate Chip Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

May 15

Monday

2024

May 15

Wednesday

2025

May 15

Thursday

2026

May 15

Friday

2027

May 15

Saturday

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