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Milk Chocolate - How To Send Your Baking Into Overdrive

Unlike dark chocolate, milk chocolate is exceedingly sensitive to heat since it has a high sugar content. Milk chocolate is mostly a mix of chocolate, sugars, and milk, and so it is much more ordinarily found in candies.

For this reason it might be hard to use milk chocolate in recipes that require you to melt chocolate for sauces, or in desserts that will be baking and cooking for an extended length of time. Milk chocolate is mostly suited for desserts that can be baked relatively rapidly.


Milk chocolate is an excellent addition to many different kinds of cookies, which ordinarily only need to bake for around ten minutes or so. You can add chunks of chocolate by cutting up candy bars, or use milk chocolate chips for a fast and simple addition.

You can add chocolate to your favorite oatmeal, peanut butter, as well as sugar cookie recipes. The next time you are baking brownies, try sprinkling some milk chocolate chips as well as marshmallows on top half way through baking and you will have a new rendition of an older favorite.

Muffins & Breads

Milk Chocolate is capable of being an excellent additive to muffins as well. Add a little decadence to your conventional breakfast muffins, or make a fun dessert version that can go along with coffee. Another option is to add chocolate chunks or chips to muffin batter, or melt it in the microwave and sprinkle over the top.

Milk chocolate can also be a welcome additive to numerous dessert breads, such as banana bread. You also have the option to even mix some chocolate chips into peanut butter and have a genuinely nice spread for both breads and muffins.


Milk chocolate is likely most well known for it being used in a variety of different candies, and is enjoyable to experiment with at home. For a truly simple treat, melt some milk chocolate and dunk it in bite size pieces of your favorite fruit, nuts, cakes and even cookies. Let the chocolate harden on wax paper and then enjoy. Milk chocolate can also be used in fudges and truffles.

Other Ideas

Shave this type of chocolate candy bar over some vanilla ice cream for a speedy after-dinner dessert, or on top of some hot chocolate covered in whipped cream or coffee. Create an easy snack and mix the chocolate chips into a trail mix with pretzels, nuts, and dried fruits. Or even better yet, simply savor milk chocolate plain by the handful as you are awaiting the completion of a fresh batch of cookies in the oven!

Submitted by:

Korbin Newlyn

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