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  1. #1
    Damaeus Guest

    Default Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips for Milk Chocolate Candy

    I asked my friend to pick up some mini semi-sweet chocolate chips -- the
    little teeny tiny ones, but he got the big chocolate chips. Now I've got
    two extra bags of chocolate chips that I don't want to use so I thought I
    might try to melt them down to make some chocolate candy with a variety of
    chopped nuts in it. But I don't like the taste of semi-sweet chocolate as
    a candy. I want to melt it, sweeten it to make it more like milk
    chocolate, mix in some chopped almonds, pecans and walnuts, then drop onto
    waxed paper to cool.

    Now how do I go about converting these rather bitter, semi-sweet chocolate
    chips into something sweeter without ending up with a mess?

    Damaeus

  2. #2
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips for Milk Chocolate Candy

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Damaeus <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I asked my friend to pick up some mini semi-sweet chocolate chips -- the
    > little teeny tiny ones, but he got the big chocolate chips. Now I've got
    > two extra bags of chocolate chips that I don't want to use so I thought I
    > might try to melt them down to make some chocolate candy with a variety of
    > chopped nuts in it. But I don't like the taste of semi-sweet chocolate as
    > a candy. I want to melt it, sweeten it to make it more like milk
    > chocolate, mix in some chopped almonds, pecans and walnuts, then drop onto
    > waxed paper to cool.
    >
    > Now how do I go about converting these rather bitter, semi-sweet chocolate
    > chips into something sweeter without ending up with a mess?
    >
    > Damaeus


    "Something sweeter. . . . " Melt them with some corn syrup until the
    syrup bubbles, then stir until smooth. Stir in a can of sweetened
    condensed milk. Viola. Hot fudge sauce.

    --
    Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    Holy Order of the Sacred Sisters of St. Pectina of Jella
    "Always in a jam, never in a stew; sometimes in a pickle."
    Pepparkakor particulars posted 11-29-2010;
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller

  3. #3
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips for Milk Chocolate Candy

    On 2011-02-12, Damaeus <[email protected]> wrote:
    > I asked my friend to pick up some mini semi-sweet chocolate chips --


    I guess picking up actual milk chocolate chips was too much for your
    feeble brain to handle.

    nb

  4. #4
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips for Milk Chocolate Candy


    "notbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On 2011-02-12, Damaeus <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> I asked my friend to pick up some mini semi-sweet chocolate chips --

    >
    > I guess picking up actual milk chocolate chips was too much for your
    > feeble brain to handle.
    >
    > nb



    I agree! The OP doesn't even make sense. He ASKED for "mini" semi-sweet
    chocolate chips in the post. What he got was a couple of bags of the
    regular sized semi-sweet chocolate chips. So what? What's the difference
    from the other than the size? Why is he suddenly thinking they should be
    milk chocolate chips? And what did he expect this friend to do, go back to
    the store for him? Unless he's an invalid I suggest he go get his own
    chocolate chips.

    Jill


  5. #5
    Damaeus Guest

    Default Re: Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips for Milk Chocolate Candy

    In news:rec.food.cooking, notbob <[email protected]> posted on 13 Feb
    2011 03:02:00 GMT the following:

    > On 2011-02-12, Damaeus <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > I asked my friend to pick up some mini semi-sweet chocolate chips --

    >
    > I guess picking up actual milk chocolate chips was too much for your
    > feeble brain to handle.


    I guess reading comprehension is too much for your feeble brain to handle.
    As I said in the original post, I asked my friend who was picking up some
    groceries to bring home some mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, but he got
    the big ones, not the mini ones. I don't like the big chocolate chips in
    my cookies, so I don't want to use them for anything. I thought I might
    try to convert them into some kind of candy, but I don't like "semi-sweet"
    chocolate candy, either. But I do like mini semi-sweet chocolate chips in
    cookies.

    Why don't *YOU* grow a brain before you criticze mine.

    Damaeus

  6. #6
    Damaeus Guest

    Default Re: Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips for Milk Chocolate Candy

    In news:rec.food.cooking, "jmcquown" <[email protected]> posted on
    Sat, 12 Feb 2011 23:13:56 -0500 the following:

    > "notbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >
    > > I guess picking up actual milk chocolate chips was too much for your
    > > feeble brain to handle.

    >
    > I agree! The OP doesn't even make sense.


    That's because you have the same reading comprehension problem as the
    person you're replying to.

    > He ASKED for "mini" semi-sweet chocolate chips in the post. What he got
    > was a couple of bags of the regular sized semi-sweet chocolate chips.
    > So what?


    So what? It's a matter of taste. I don't like big chocolate chips in
    cookies. I like tiny chocolate chips and a lot less of them than what
    most recipes call for. If you like 70% cookie, 30% chocolate chips, YOU
    eat the big chocolate chips. I don't like my cookies that way and I have
    every right to have a preference for how I like my cookies, and a right to
    bake them the way I like them.

    > What's the difference from the other than the size?


    The size is the only difference I care about. I don't like big chocolate
    chips in my cookies. Is that too hard for you to understand?

    > Why is he suddenly thinking they should be milk chocolate chips?


    I never said that. My post was asking what method I should use to convert
    them into milk chocolate chips. This is a cooking newsgroup, if you
    haven't noticed.

    > And what did he expect this friend to do, go back to the store for him?


    He wasn't going "for me" to begin with. He was going for himself because
    he asked me to bake 800 cookies for a Christmas party. Mini semi-sweet
    chocolate chips go in the cookies, and I had them on a computer-generated,
    printed list, but he got the wrong ones. We had a couple of extra bags of
    semi-sweet LARGE chocolate chips left over and I don't want them in
    cookies I'm going to be eating. I used the large ones in the cookies for
    his Christmas party. While I would have liked the small chocolate chips
    in the ones I sent to the party, since I wasn't eating them, I didn't make
    a big deal about it. They were a hit anyway, and the women were slipping
    them in their purses to take them home.

    > Unless he's an invalid I suggest he go get his own chocolate chips.


    And I suggest to you that you take a class on critical thinking. Your
    post was full of so many hidden assumptions that from my view, you should
    be pretty embarrassed with yourself. Unfortunately, like a jungle ape,
    you don't have the mental faculties to be self-conscious enough to realize
    what an idiot you look like, so I'll leave you now and you can go look
    like a jungle ape somewhere else.

    Damaeus

  7. #7
    Damaeus Guest

    Default Re: Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips for Milk Chocolate Candy

    In news:rec.food.cooking, Melba's Jammin' <[email protected]>
    posted on Sat, 12 Feb 2011 20:08:02 -0600 the following:

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > Damaeus <no-mail@damaeu[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Now how do I go about converting these rather bitter, semi-sweet chocolate
    > > chips into something sweeter without ending up with a mess?

    >
    > "Something sweeter. . . . " Melt them with some corn syrup until the
    > syrup bubbles, then stir until smooth. Stir in a can of sweetened
    > condensed milk. Viola. Hot fudge sauce.


    LOL That sounds pretty good, actually. I might do that when I bring home
    some glazed donuts.

    Damaeus

  8. #8
    Damaeus Guest

    Default Re: Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips for Milk Chocolate Candy

    In news:rec.food.cooking, Damaeus <[email protected]>
    posted on Sat, 12 Feb 2011 22:24:22 -0600 the following:

    > criticze


    *...criticize...

    Damaeus

  9. #9
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips for Milk Chocolate Candy

    On 2011-02-13, Damaeus <[email protected]> wrote:

    > As I said in the original post, I asked my friend who was picking up some
    > groceries to bring home some mini semi-sweet chocolate chips.....


    > but I don't like "semi-sweet" chocolate candy.....


    My reading comprehension is jes fine. I comprehend that you, by your
    own admission, are an idiot.

    nb

  10. #10
    Damaeus Guest

    Default Re: Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips for Milk Chocolate Candy

    In news:rec.food.cooking, notbob <[email protected]> posted on 13 Feb
    2011 04:36:26 GMT the following:

    > On 2011-02-13, Damaeus <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > As I said in the original post, I asked my friend who was picking up some
    > > groceries to bring home some mini semi-sweet chocolate chips.....

    >
    > > but I don't like "semi-sweet" chocolate candy.....

    >
    > My reading comprehension is jes fine. I comprehend that you, by your
    > own admission, are an idiot.


    Apparently not. If I was an idiot, I would have driven in my own car to
    the store to pick up the chocolate chips my friend was going to the store
    to obtain for the cookies for his own Christmas party. Since he was
    going, why would I want to follow him?

    You just want to win an argument, but you've already lost.

    Damaeus

  11. #11
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips for Milk Chocolate Candy

    On Sat, 12 Feb 2011 17:58:42 -0600, Damaeus
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I asked my friend to pick up some mini semi-sweet chocolate chips -- the
    > little teeny tiny ones, but he got the big chocolate chips. Now I've got
    > two extra bags of chocolate chips that I don't want to use so I thought I
    > might try to melt them down to make some chocolate candy with a variety of
    > chopped nuts in it. But I don't like the taste of semi-sweet chocolate as
    > a candy. I want to melt it, sweeten it to make it more like milk
    > chocolate, mix in some chopped almonds, pecans and walnuts, then drop onto
    > waxed paper to cool.
    >
    > Now how do I go about converting these rather bitter, semi-sweet chocolate
    > chips into something sweeter without ending up with a mess?
    >
    >


    Damaeus, why don't you do something else with the chocolate chips?
    Make chocolate fondue, granola or cookies - those gooey bars on the
    label of sweetened condensed milk are pretty darned good. Search
    http://www.joyofbaking.com for "recipes using chocolate chips" for
    ideas and recipes.


    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

  12. #12
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips for Milk Chocolate Candy

    On Sat, 12 Feb 2011 22:34:29 -0600, Damaeus
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > The size is the only difference I care about. I don't like big chocolate
    > chips in my cookies. Is that too hard for you to understand?


    If that's the problem, then chop them up with a knife. Chocolate
    chunks are all the rage these days, so you'll be on the cutting edge
    (so to speak).

    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

  13. #13
    Damaeus Guest

    Default Re: Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips for Milk Chocolate Candy

    In news:rec.food.cooking, sf <[email protected]> posted on Sat, 12 Feb 2011
    21:04:06 -0800 the following:

    > On Sat, 12 Feb 2011 17:58:42 -0600, Damaeus
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Now how do I go about converting these rather bitter, semi-sweet
    > > chocolate chips into something sweeter without ending up with a mess?

    >
    > Damaeus, why don't you do something else with the chocolate chips?


    That's why I posted here: to find out how one might convert semi-sweet
    chocolate chips into milk chocolate candy. I don't want the final candy
    to taste like semi-sweet chocolate, but I didn't want to ruin them by
    adding the wrong ingredients.

    > Make chocolate fondue, granola or cookies - those gooey bars on the
    > label of sweetened condensed milk are pretty darned good. Search
    > http://www.joyofbaking.com for "recipes using chocolate chips" for
    > ideas and recipes.


    I already know what I want to make, if it can be done with the chocolate
    chips I have. I want chocolate clusters with finely chopped nuts in
    them...and a lot of nuts at that.

    Damaeus

  14. #14
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips for Milk Chocolate Candy

    On Sun, 13 Feb 2011 00:22:16 -0600, Damaeus
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In news:rec.food.cooking, sf <[email protected]> posted on Sat, 12 Feb 2011
    > 21:04:06 -0800 the following:
    >
    > > On Sat, 12 Feb 2011 17:58:42 -0600, Damaeus
    > > <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > > > Now how do I go about converting these rather bitter, semi-sweet
    > > > chocolate chips into something sweeter without ending up with a mess?

    > >
    > > Damaeus, why don't you do something else with the chocolate chips?

    >
    > That's why I posted here: to find out how one might convert semi-sweet
    > chocolate chips into milk chocolate candy. I don't want the final candy
    > to taste like semi-sweet chocolate, but I didn't want to ruin them by
    > adding the wrong ingredients.
    >
    > > Make chocolate fondue, granola or cookies - those gooey bars on the
    > > label of sweetened condensed milk are pretty darned good. Search
    > > http://www.joyofbaking.com for "recipes using chocolate chips" for
    > > ideas and recipes.

    >
    > I already know what I want to make, if it can be done with the chocolate
    > chips I have. I want chocolate clusters with finely chopped nuts in
    > them...and a lot of nuts at that.
    >


    Did you look at Joy of Baking? I hate milk chocolate, so I won't
    search any further than this for how to make it or substitutions.
    http://www.joyofbaking.com/IngredientSubstitution.html
    Scroll down to "chocolate, milk".


    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

  15. #15
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips for Milk Chocolate Candy

    On 2011-02-13, Damaeus <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Apparently not. If I was an idiot, I would have driven in my own car to
    > the store to pick up the chocolate chips my friend was going to the store
    > to obtain for the cookies for his own Christmas party. Since he was
    > going, why would I want to follow him?


    (if I was an idiot?)

    > You just want to win an argument, but you've already lost.


    As if one could actually win an argument with an idiot.

    nb

  16. #16
    Damaeus Guest

    Default Re: Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips for Milk Chocolate Candy

    In news:rec.food.cooking, notbob <[email protected]> posted on 13 Feb
    2011 06:54:19 GMT the following:

    > On 2011-02-13, Damaeus <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > You just want to win an argument, but you've already lost.

    >
    > As if one could actually win an argument with an idiot.


    You said it, not me.

    Damaeus

  17. #17
    Damaeus Guest

    Default Re: Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips for Milk Chocolate Candy

    In news:rec.food.cooking, sf <[email protected]> posted on Sat, 12 Feb 2011
    22:41:42 -0800 the following:

    > Did you look at Joy of Baking?


    Yeah, I checked a few pages and found all kinds of stuff I didn't want to
    make.

    > I hate milk chocolate, so I won't search any further than this for how
    > to make it or substitutions.
    > http://www.joyofbaking.com/IngredientSubstitution.html Scroll down to
    > "chocolate, milk".


    I certainly wasn't expecting you to search the web for me. I did that a
    little, but so many search engines are a mess now with so many sites that
    have no substantial content. It's obvious many sites are only there to be
    filled with advertisements.

    Damaeus

  18. #18
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips for Milk Chocolate Candy

    On Sun, 13 Feb 2011 01:55:26 -0600, Damaeus
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In news:rec.food.cooking, sf <[email protected]> posted on Sat, 12 Feb 2011
    > 22:41:42 -0800 the following:
    >
    > > Did you look at Joy of Baking?

    >
    > Yeah, I checked a few pages and found all kinds of stuff I didn't want to
    > make.
    >
    > > I hate milk chocolate, so I won't search any further than this for how
    > > to make it or substitutions.
    > > http://www.joyofbaking.com/IngredientSubstitution.html Scroll down to
    > > "chocolate, milk".

    >
    > I certainly wasn't expecting you to search the web for me. I did that a
    > little, but so many search engines are a mess now with so many sites that
    > have no substantial content. It's obvious many sites are only there to be
    > filled with advertisements.
    >

    Isn't that maddening? I've run across a few of them lately. It's yet
    another reason why going beyond the first page of hits is often an
    exercise in frustration.


    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

  19. #19
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips for Milk Chocolate Candy


    "Damaeus" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In news:rec.food.cooking, "jmcquown" <[email protected]> posted on
    > Sat, 12 Feb 2011 23:13:56 -0500 the following:
    >
    >> "notbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>
    >> > I guess picking up actual milk chocolate chips was too much for your
    >> > feeble brain to handle.

    >>
    >> I agree! The OP doesn't even make sense.

    >
    > That's because you have the same reading comprehension problem as the
    > person you're replying to.
    >
    >> He ASKED for "mini" semi-sweet chocolate chips in the post. What he got
    >> was a couple of bags of the regular sized semi-sweet chocolate chips.
    >> So what?

    >
    > So what? It's a matter of taste. I don't like big chocolate chips in
    > cookies. I like tiny chocolate chips and a lot less of them than what
    > most recipes call for. If you like 70% cookie, 30% chocolate chips, YOU
    > eat the big chocolate chips. I don't like my cookies that way and I have
    > every right to have a preference for how I like my cookies, and a right to
    > bake them the way I like them.
    >
    >> What's the difference from the other than the size?

    >
    > The size is the only difference I care about. I don't like big chocolate
    > chips in my cookies. Is that too hard for you to understand?
    >
    >> Why is he suddenly thinking they should be milk chocolate chips?

    >
    > I never said that. My post was asking what method I should use to convert
    > them into milk chocolate chips. This is a cooking newsgroup, if you
    > haven't noticed.
    >
    >> And what did he expect this friend to do, go back to the store for him?

    >
    > He wasn't going "for me" to begin with. He was going for himself because
    > he asked me to bake 800 cookies for a Christmas party. Mini semi-sweet
    > chocolate chips go in the cookies, and I had them on a computer-generated,
    > printed list, but he got the wrong ones. We had a couple of extra bags of
    > semi-sweet LARGE chocolate chips left over and I don't want them in
    > cookies I'm going to be eating. I used the large ones in the cookies for
    > his Christmas party. While I would have liked the small chocolate chips
    > in the ones I sent to the party, since I wasn't eating them, I didn't make
    > a big deal about it. They were a hit anyway, and the women were slipping
    > them in their purses to take them home.
    >
    >> Unless he's an invalid I suggest he go get his own chocolate chips.

    >
    > And I suggest to you that you take a class on critical thinking. Your
    > post was full of so many hidden assumptions that from my view, you should
    > be pretty embarrassed with yourself. Unfortunately, like a jungle ape,
    > you don't have the mental faculties to be self-conscious enough to realize
    > what an idiot you look like, so I'll leave you now and you can go look
    > like a jungle ape somewhere else.
    >
    > Damaeus



    You're the one with the comprehension problem. Your friend did you a favour
    picking them up while at the store. That's great! Saved you a trip. Saved
    on gas money, whatever. You still can't magically turn them into something
    else. Take them back and get what you want. It's really not a difficult
    concept.

    Jill


  20. #20
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips for Milk Chocolate Candy


    "Damaeus" <no-mail@damaeus.eart[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In news:rec.food.cooking, notbob <[email protected]> posted on 13 Feb
    > 2011 04:36:26 GMT the following:
    >
    >> On 2011-02-13, Damaeus <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >> > As I said in the original post, I asked my friend who was picking up
    >> > some
    >> > groceries to bring home some mini semi-sweet chocolate chips.....

    >>
    >> > but I don't like "semi-sweet" chocolate candy.....

    >>
    >> My reading comprehension is jes fine. I comprehend that you, by your
    >> own admission, are an idiot.

    >
    > Apparently not. If I was an idiot, I would have driven in my own car to
    > the store to pick up the chocolate chips my friend was going to the store
    > to obtain for the cookies for his own Christmas party. Since he was
    > going, why would I want to follow him?
    >
    > You just want to win an argument, but you've already lost.
    >
    > Damaeus



    WTF does Christmas have to do with it? This is February.

    Jill


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