from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a small amount of sweetening: semisweet chocolate.
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- adj. Partially sweet or sweetened but having a distinct bitter component. Especially used to describe dark chocolate which is much less sugary than milk chocolate.
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- adj. having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetness
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There are other types of chocolate chips out there to choose from, including bittersweet and white chocolate chips, but semisweet is by far the most common.
Hi Alisa, i have a few "rejects" I saved for myself and a bundle of ganache centers waiting to be dunked in semisweet.
She was the first to add butterscotch bits, pecans, milk chocolate, and semisweet chocolate chips into a lovely little vanilla cookie.
I used dark chocolate for these eggs, although milk and/or semisweet will work well, too.
Mini chocolate chips make slicing the log of dough easier, but I actually used a mixture of regular-sized white and semisweet chocolate chips for these.
The topping is a chocolate ganache, made with semisweet chocolate and butter.
Each of the semisweet chips is large and flat, like three or four regular chocolate chips smushed into one.
Combine semisweet chocolate, milk and confectioners sugar in a small bowl and whisk until smooth.
It uses dried apricots, fresh apricots and semisweet chocolate chips in a sweet bread batter that is flavored with orange juice and orange zest.
Your average chocolate chips are made from semisweet chocolate and tend to be somewhere between 50 and 60% cacao content, putting them at a level that is less sweet than milk chocolate and sweeter than dark chocolate.