Tips for Better Baking: Chocolate Bars vs. Chocolate Chips (#47)
When baking with chocolate, opt for chocolate sold in bars instead of chocolate chips. Bar chocolate is a higher quality and will produce a better result in your final baked goods. Chocolate chips often contain fats other than cocoa butter and tend to be sweeter, waxier, and have a less intense flavor. Since they are made to hold their shape, chocolate chips are difficult to melt and bar chocolate will provide a smoother result.
For the best results, simply buy bars of chocolate and use a knife to chop them into pieces the size needed for your recipe.