Learn how many chocolate chips are in a cup based on the size of the chips. Standard, mini, jumbo, and chunks have different counts per cup.
Ever wondered how many chocolate chips in a cup? If you lost your measuring cup or do not own a kitchen scale, don’t worry. I pulled out my measuring cup, scooped up the chocolate chips and started counting.
How many chocolate chips in a cup? There are approximately 311 Nestle Toll House regular size chocolate chips in a cup. But if you change the size of the chocolate chips or the brand, the count changes too.
Chocolate chips come in minis, standard size, jumbos, and chunks. To figure out how many of each size of chocolate chips in a cup, I measured all the small pieces of chocolate and then counted them.
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What I Used in the Chocolate Chip Count
- Oxo kitchen scale. I used a kitchen scale to get precisely 6 ounces of chocolate chips.
- Different sizes of chocolate chips. These included mini chocolate chips, regular size chocolate chips, jumbo chocolate chips, and chocolate chunks.
Ingredients are always measured by either count (number), volume (length, width, and height) or mass (weight). To get an accurate count, I needed to make sure I had a precise cup of chocolate chips. This is what I did.
Step 1. Weigh 1 US cup of chocolate chips.
One US cup of chocolate chips equals 6 ounces (or 170 grams). With my kitchen scale, I measured exactly 6 ounces (1 cup) of chocolate chips before I started counting them.
The only way to get precise measurements is with a kitchen scale. Always try to weigh your ingredients when you bake. If you don’t have a digital kitchen scale, I suggest buying one.
Using a kitchen scale has many benefits. When you weigh your ingredients, your baking will be more consistent, accurate, and easy to scale.
Read more about why you should weigh your ingredients with a kitchen scale instead of measuring by volume.
Step 2. Count the chocolate chips and record the results.
After weighing 6 ounces of chocolate, I counted the chocolate chips and noted the results. In addition, I counted the number of chips in ¾, ½, ⅓, and ¼ cup sizes. Plus, I included the number of chocolate chips in a tablespoon and teaspoon.
Then I repeated for each size of chocolate chips.
How Many Standard Chocolate Chips in a Cup?
There are 311 Nestle Toll House semi-sweet morsels in 1 US cup.
- 1 cup = 311 chocolate chips
- ¾ cup = 230 chocolate chips
- ½ cup = 162 chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup = 106 chocolate chips
- ¼ cup = 80 chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp of chocolate chips = ½ ounce of chocolate chips = 28 chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon = 10 chocolate chips
How Many Mini Chocolate Chips in a Cup?
About 6½ mini semi-sweet chocolate chips equal 1 morsel-sized chocolate chip.
There are approximately 1,816 semi-sweet chocolate mini chips in 1 cup.
- 1 cup = 1,816 mini chips
- ¾ cup = 1,362 mini chips
- ½ cup = 908 mini chips
- ⅓ cup = 602 mini chips
- ¼ cup = 454 mini chips
- 1 tablespoon = 135 mini chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon = 54 mini chocolate chips
How Many Jumbo Chips in a Cup?
Kroger store brand jumbo chocolate chips were used in this count. How do jumbo chips compare to regular-sized morsels? About 1½ regular size chocolate chips fit into 1 jumbo chocolate chip.
There are approximately 186 jumbo chocolate chips in 1 cup.
- 1 cup = 186 jumbo chips
- ¾ cup = 139 jumbo chips
- ½ cup = 93 jumbo chips
- ⅓ cup = 61 jumbo chips
- ¼ cup = 56 jumbo chips
- 1 tablespoon = 16 jumbo chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon = 5 jumbo chocolate chips
How Many Chocolate Chunks in a Cup?
Approximately 2⅕ regular size chocolate chips fit into one chocolate chunk.
There are approximately 119 chocolate chunks in 1 cup.
- 1 cup = 119 chocolate chunks
- ¾ cup = 91 chocolate chunks
- ½ cup = 60 chocolate chunks
- ⅓ cup = 42 chocolate chunks
- ¼ cup = 30 chocolate chunks
- 1 tablespoon = 9 chocolate chunks
- 1 teaspoon = 4 chocolate chunks
How Many White Chocolate Chips in a Cup?
By weight, there are 1⅓ white chocolate chips in one semi-sweet chocolate morsel.
There are approximately 391 white chocolate chips in a cup.
- 1 cup = 391 white chips
- ¾ cup = 294 white chips
- ½ cup = 196 white chips
- ⅓ cup = 131 white chips
- ¼ cup = 98 white chips
- 1 tablespoon = 25 white chips
- 1 teaspoon = 8 white chips
How Many Chocolate Chips are in a 12 oz Bag?
If you have a package of chocolate chips, you may wonder how many chocolate chips are in a 12 oz bag. I wondered that, so I weighed out 12 ounces of chocolate chips and started counting. Approximately 626 Nestle Toll House chocolate chip morsels are in a 12 oz bag of chocolate chips.
12 Ounces Chocolate Chips Equals How Many Cups?
Mass is the most effective way to measure ingredients. Especially when you are baking. A good recipe will always include each ingredient’s weight.
But if you do not have a kitchen scale, you may need to know how many cups equals 12 ounces of chocolate chips. A bag with 12 ounces chocolate chips equals 2 cups.
Many chocolate chip brands produce a 12-ounce bag of chocolate chips. The 12-ounce bag is usually semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Nestle Toll House, Hershey’s, Guittard, Ghirardelli, and Kroger all sell 12-ounce bags of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Rip the bag open for a quick, easy two cups of chocolate chips.
However, if you move beyond semi-sweet chocolate chips, the bags of chocolate chips can drop below 12 ounces. Hershey’s was the only brand I found that sold mini chocolate chips, semi-sweet, and special dark chocolate in 12-ounce bags. Hershey’s milk chocolate measures 11.5 ounces.
Nestle Toll House, Guittard, Ghirardelli, and Kroger sold bags ranging from 10 ounces to 12 ounces depending on the different types of chocolate and size of the chocolate chips.
Darker varieties of chocolate chips tend to be sold in 10 oz. bags. Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips come in 11.5 oz bags, but bittersweet chocolate chips came in only 10 oz bags. The weight unit is listed on each bag of chocolate chips.
Will this make a difference in your recipe? You will probably not notice a big difference in your recipe. The bags are very close to 2 cups of chocolate chips. Two cups is one of the most common serving sizes of chocolate chips.
Most recipes for chocolate chip cookies printed on the chocolate chip bag will just call for the whole bag.
Is 8 oz of Chocolate Chips One Cup?
There are only 6 ounces of chocolate chips in one cup. This may be confusing because 8 US fluid ounces equals 1 fluid cup. A dry cup measure and a liquid cup measure have different weights.
With dry ingredients, volume (the amount of space the item takes up) is an important part of the weight. The volume of one cup of chocolate chips does not weigh the same as one cup of other ingredients.
Chocolate chips, oats, brown sugar, and flour are good examples of food that do not weigh the same amount, even if their volume is the same.
Because of the variations in the weight of dry ingredients, it is even more crucial to use a kitchen scale to weigh exact amounts. Especially if you are baking a new recipe.
How Much is 8 Ounces of Chocolate?
Eight ounces of chocolate is 1⅓ cups. If a recipe calls for 8 ounces of chocolate, you can use chocolate chips or baking chocolate bars.
Chocolate bars come in different varieties. Unsweetened baking chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, sweet German chocolate, and white chocolate are some of the baking chocolate varieties. A square of chocolate is usually ½ ounce. Two squares of chocolate is 1 ounce.
Baking chocolate found in grocery stores usually comes in 4 ounce bars. To get a full pound of chocolate, you will need four 4-ounce bars of baking chocolate.
When a recipe calls for chocolate by weight, you can use baking chocolate or chocolate chips. Just be aware of the variety of chip flavor the recipe calls for.
For example, unsweetened cacao baking chips or unsweetened cocoa powder are possible substitutes for unsweetened baking chocolate. But not for semi-sweet chocolate.
How Do I Measure 8 Ounces of Chocolate?
There are 3 ways to measure chocolate chips. The best way to measure 8 ounces of chocolate is to use a kitchen scale. You will always be precise when you use a kitchen scale.
However, you may prefer to measure by volume. 8 ounces of chocolate equal approximately 1⅓ cups of chocolate chips.
How Many Cups is 9 oz Chocolate Chips?
9 oz of chocolate chips equals 1½ US cups of chocolate chips.
More Ideas to Make Your Baking Better
Conversions are important when baking. But there are some other tips to follow for even more success in the kitchen.
- UNDERSTAND essential food safety rules to prevent the spread of foodborne illness.
- KNOW your oven, its true temperature, and hot spots. Learn how to calibrate an oven for more precise recipe results.
- LEARN the common food substitutions in case you are out of a recipe ingredient.
- READ each recipe all the way through before you start cooking. Avoid surprises.
- COMPARE white vs. milk chocolate or dark vs. white chocolate. Or contrast almond bark vs. white chocolate or candy melts vs. white chocolate.
Hopefully you have gotten more out of this post that just how many chocolate chips in a cup. There are many important things to learn about baking that can make a difference in your success in the kitchen.
Six ounces of chocolate equals 1 US cup measurement. This is equivalent to 170 grams of chocolate chips.
Two US cups of chocolate chips equals 340 grams. Most chocolate chips manufacturers produce bags of semi-sweet chocolate chips equal to 2 cups or 340 grams.
The United States measuring cups are not equal to the cup measurements used in other countries. This can lead to problems when you use a recipe from one country with the measuring equipment from another country.
Just to give you an idea of how cups differ around the world …
• 1 US legal cup (used in nutrition labeling) = 240 mL
• 1 US standard cup (used in recipes) = 236.588 mL
• 1 international metric cup = 250 mL
• 1 imperial cup = 284.131 mL
Store unopened bags of chocolate chips in a dark place at room temperature.