Cinnamon Baking Chips

 Cinnamon Baking Chips

I MADE CINNAMON CHIPS!!!

…ohhhh boy. This was an exciting kitchen endeavour.

I had seen several recipes using cinnamon chips, rather than the readily-available chocolate, peanut butter, and toffee chips. I looked and I looked and I looked, but no cigar. Sad, but true. I found some online, but I was deterred by their costliness. I knew that this culinary roadblock was only going to be temporary, as a solution would pop up somewhere, but it was frustrating nonetheless. One day I came across a recipe for homemade cinnamon chips. Imagine my excitement!

I read through the very short list of ingredients and concluded that I was good-to-go. And go I did. Straight into my kitchen.

These are simple to whip up and they are tasty to eat. Now that this door has been thrown open, I am looking forward to all of the cinnamon-chip-baked delights in my immediate future.

They certainly don’t cut perfectly, but their refusal to succumb to a cookie-cutter lifestyle is part of these cinnamon chips’ charm and appeal.

 Cinnamon Baking Chips

Cinnamon Baking Chips

Source: Mind Over Batter

Ingredients
2/3 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 200F. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet and spray liberally with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. In a medium size bowl, combine the granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, shortening, light corn syrup and vanilla extract. Mix with fork until the mixture is uniform and crumbly.

 Cinnamon Baking Chips

3. Spread on parchment lined baking sheet, flattening with your hands and shaping into a rough square about 1/4 inch or so thick.

 Cinnamon Baking Chips

4.Bake until mixture is melted and somewhat bubbly, about 35 minutes.

 Cinnamon Baking Chips

5. Cool completely and cut (or break) into small pieces.

 Cinnamon Baking Chips

Tasty little cinnamony nuggets of joy!

Ok. Now it’s time to try some:
1. Healthy homemade chocolate chips 
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=507018346 Alex Aiken

    Interesting, I’ve never heard of cinnamon chips before… It might be worth trying with cocoa butter instead of shortening, it’s what gives chocolate chips their trademark texture…

    • http://culinaryadventuresinthekitchen.wordpress.com culinaryadventuresinthekitchen

      Yeah, these are pretty unlike chocolate chips in the texture department. Even with cocoa butter, they wouldn’t take on the smooth texture of store-bought chips.They are little cinnamon-sugar nuggets that can be used in baked goods. An explosion of cinnamony taste.

  • http://www.ThriveBlogger.com Lindsey @ Why Just Eat

    Oh YUM those look great!! Thanks for sharing this recipe – I’m already imagining them on ice cream. And hot cocoa. And dessert pizza :)

    • http://culinaryadventuresinthekitchen.wordpress.com culinaryadventuresinthekitchen

      Hi Lindsey :)
      They’re really fun! I’m soon going to bake a cinnamon chip loaf. Dessert pizza with cinnamon chips would be fabulous!

  • Sharon

    I have also looked for cinnamon chips to no avail. I will be making my own now.

    • http://culinaryadventuresinthekitchen.wordpress.com culinaryadventuresinthekitchen

      Fabulous!

  • Deja

    you eat these straight?.

    • http://culinaryadventuresinthekitchen.wordpress.com culinaryadventuresinthekitchen

      No, well, you can but they are to be used in baked goods, as a topping for ice cream, on dessert pizza, etc.

  • http://averageparent.com Rebeca @ The Average Parent

    I’m so glad I found this. I’ve seen a few recipes calling for cinnamon chips as well. I actually found them in my local grocery store, but the ingredient list was a mile long and the second one was milk…which we have recently eliminated from our diet. This will work perfectly for what I need!

  • Jana

    What can I use instead of parchment paper, would wax paper work or butter?

    • http://culinaryadventuresinthekitchen.wordpress.com culinaryadventuresinthekitchen

      Well, because it has to go in the oven, I’d substitute well-greased tin foil. Parchment is the best option, however. Good luck!

  • Ugly, Fat and Crabby

    Hershey’s still makes cinnamon chips but where I live they are a seasonal item, only available during the winter holiday months. Now I don’t have to wait until the autumn if I run out!

    And to Alex Aiken — even the store bought cinnamon chips have a more grainy texture than your standard chocolate chips do, so I wouldn’t worry about using cocoa butter in the recipe.

  • Het

    I recently found this recipe (http://zitzmanfam.blogspot.com/2012/03/cinnamon-churro-chex-mix.html) for Cinnamon Churro chex Mix! We’re going to Disneyland and there is nothing worse than smelling those fresh hot churro smell when one is gluten free! So far, I haven’t been able to find the cinnamom chips in the stores because they are only sold seasonal. Do you think that these would work in this recipe? Since I’m supposed to melt them down?

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