Are we the only ones who rummage through our kitchens, looking for that bag of chocolate chips to satisfy our chocolate cravings? It’s probably the best way to eat chocolate on the down-low. And though quite delicious on their own, chocolate chips are also an insanely versatile ingredient that can amp up the cocoa factor of any recipe, should you want to add more time to your dessert making. Or eat chocolate more openly. We recommend these 25 wonderful recipes to get you started in your chocolate chip culinary career.

1. Bite-Sized Party Bark: Perfect for a party, these little stars are made from chocolate coating and topped with peanuts, cranberries, mini chocolate chips and delicious Heath toffee bits. (via Happy Hour Projects)

2. Rice Krispie Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches: This dessert is every single treat you loved as a child, rolled into one little ice cream sandwich. (via The Gunny Sack)

3. Chocolate Chip Cookie Kahlua Milkshakes: Why eat chocolate chip cookies when you can drink them? Especially if you can convince yourself that that kahlua counts as your morning cup o’ joe. (via How Sweet It Is)

4. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip: Your favorite cookie, in easy-to-share dip form. Or, to share with yourself while watching the latest (last?!) episode of True Blood. (via Chef in Training)

5. Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns: One a penny, two a penny — oh, never mind. Let’s just eat these soft, savory pastries. (via Kitchen Mason)

6. Lemon White Chocolate Oatmeal: Life’s short, eat dessert for breakfast. We’d start with this chocolatey take on morning oats. (via The Oatmeal Artist)

7. Chocolate Chip Banana Whoopie Pies With Cookie Butter Buttercream: Two soft, cakey chocolate chip banana cookies are brought together by the wonderful spread that is a piece of heaven in your mouth. (via On Sugar Mountain)

8. Apple Breakfast Cookies: Need a (kinda) healthy snack you can whip up in a second (and won’t end up throwing in the garbage later)? These easy apple slices will do the trick quite nicely. (via The Nilsen Pantry)

9. Chocolate Babka Swirl Buns: A sweet take on a holiday favorite, these buttery babka buns are oozing with melted chocolate chips, making it the ideal fix for chocolate lovers everywhere. (via Zesty South Indian Kitchen)

10. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies: Bite into one of these muffin-like cookies for a sweet taste of October all year ’round. (via Brit + Co)

11. Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake: This dense, nutty cake is made to be enjoyed with coffee and a good book. (via Lovin’ from the Oven)

12. Chocolate Chocolate Chip Blizzards: This creamy, vegan and gluten-free drink may just fulfill all your chocolate dreams… in seven ingredients. (via Minimalist Baker)

13. Campfire S’mores Banana Boats: Bring the outside into your city high-rise with these oven-made desserts. It’s like a taste of those wonderful nights spent camping with family and friends, but without all the mosquitos. (via Betty Crocker)

14. Birthday Cake Oreo Truffle Bars: This recipe is like a three-ingredient bar version of Oreo truffles, only (arguably) easier to eat and more delicious. Also, sprinkles. (via Baking is a Science)

15. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bars: Uber healthy and probably better than half those store-bought brands, these protein bars include fill-you-up ingredients like peanut quinoa flakes, wheat bran and yogurt. Of course, with chocolate chips on top. (via Julie’s Jazz)

16. Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookies: These cookies hit the dessert trifecta: Caramel bites and chocolate are complimented by a sprinkling of salt. Did we mention that they are just melt-in-your-mouth delicious? (via Fearless Homemaker)

17. Life is Like a Box of… Homemade Valentine’s Chocolates: Perfect for V-Day or just for a romantic treat, here are two ways to turn chocolate chips into heartfelt candies. (via Brit + Co)

18. Double Chocolate Paleo Brownie: These grain-free brownies include egg and banana among their ingredients. Dare we argue this chocolate on chocolate amazingness is healthy? (via Fit Foodie Finds)

19. Mocha Chip Frappe: With milk, chocolate chips, coffee and ice cream, this frappe will satisfy your sweet tooth and save you those few extra bucks usually reserved for a Starbucks stop. (via A Beautiful Mess)

20. I Can’t Believe These Are Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies: These cookies contain real healthy ingredients, like chickpeas, but without losing the traditional “I must go back for seconds!” flavor. (via Brit + Co)

21. PB Chocolate Chip Granola: Why do we ever buy granola when you can make it in a crock pot and throw peanut butter, cinnamon, and toffee in it? It doesn’t get any easier. (via Barefeet in the Kitchen)

22. Single Serve Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie: Gluten-free, vegan and a chewy breakfast made for one? This recipe has it all. (via Fit Foodie Finds)

23. Whipped Double Chocolate Chip Chia Pudding: Put down the packaged pudding and step away from the chocolate frosting. Make this healthy, savory dessert instead. (via How Sweet It Is)

24. Chocolate Chip Pancakes: Always a morning (or really any time of day) crowd pleaser, these pancakes make it easy to start your day the chocolate way. (via This Gal Cooks)

25. Oreo Chip Cookies: Mashing up a few of our favorite things: the classic chocolate chip cookie and the beautiful Oreo cookie. Dessert doesn’t get any better. (via Brit + Co)

What’s your fave way to eat chocolate chips? Please share in comments below!