There never seems to be a shortage of chocolate in our household. With all of the holidays that just passed, from Christmas, Valentines Day and Easter we have a freezer full of hallow bunnies, large hearts and solid milk chocolate Santa's. Many were received as gifts from friends and relatives but I do buy a great deal of them after the holidays when on sale. When I have accumulated a large stash I simply chop by hand or use my food processor to make smaller pieces and store them in a large freezer bag. When I have a recipe of cookies or pancakes I simply use this chopped chocolate instead of the more expensive chips sold in the package. These small pieces are also convenient should I have to melt some for either drizzling or dipping cookies into.
(yes that is a decapitated Santa)
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