When baking, you will encounter various ways of measuring the ingredients. The quantities you need to use will sometimes be expressed in grams, sometimes in ounces, and sometimes in cups. That’s why it’s helpful to know conversions – how many ounces or grams a cup has.
For example, you’re baking chocolate chip cookies, one of our favorite desserts. You bought a 12 oz bag of chocolate chips, and a recipe calls for measurements in cups. Although measuring by weight is the most precise in baking, many recipes still call for using cups.
12 oz bag of chocolate chips equals 2 cups of chocolate chips. Therefore 6 ounces equals 1 cup of chocolate chips.
Below we will introduce you to all the ways to measure chocolate chips.
Does the bag of chocolate chips of all manufacturers weigh the same?
There are many producers of chocolate chips – some of the most well-known are Nestle Tool House, Hershey’s, Ghirardelli. All of them pack semi-sweet chocolate chips in 12 oz bags. Open bar and measure – you’ll get 2 cups of chocolate chips.
Also, it is helpful to know that 12 oz of chocolate chips equals 340 grams.
Depending on the size of chocolate chips (standard, mini, and chunks) weight of a bag can vary. You can see the weight unit (usually both – ounces and grams) on the bag. Often, mini chocolate chips producers pack in bags smaller than 12 oz.
We can see this difference in Nestle’s Tool house chocolate chips. Semi-sweet chocolate chips standard size come in a 12 oz bag. Chocolate chunks package weighs 11.5 oz, while mini chocolate chips bag weighs 10 oz.
Do all types of chocolate weigh the same?
Packages of white, milk and dark chocolate chips will vary in weight depending on the manufacturer.
For example, Nestle packs dark chocolate chips in 10 oz bags, milk chocolate chips in 11.5 oz bags, and white chocolate chips in 12 oz bags. Other producers’ packages also differ in 1/2 to 2 ounces, depending on the type of chocolate chips.
Will the amount of 1/2 to 2 oz change the taste or the texture of your recipe?
Depending on what kind of dessert you are making. If you’re baking chocolate chips, the cookies difference won’t be noticable, but if you need melted chocolate for your recipe, follow the exact instructions.
How many cups of chocolate chips are in bigger packages?
Beside standard bag of 12 oz, manufacturers pack bag of chocolate chips in 24 oz, 36 oz and 72 oz bags. How many cups of chocolate chips those bags contain?
|Bag of chocolate chips in oz||Chocolate chips in cups|
|6 oz||1 cup of chocolate chips|
|12 oz||2 cups of chocolate chips|
|24 oz||4 cups of chocolate chips|
|36 oz||6 cups of chocolate chips|
|72 oz||12 cups of chocolate chips|
How many dark chocolate chips cups are in different packages?
Nestle’s dark chocolate is available in 10, 20 and 40 ounces bag of chocolate chips. How many chocolate chips are in cups?
|Bag of chocolate chips in oz||Dark chocolate chips in cups|
|10 oz||1 and 3/5 cups|
|20 oz||1 and 1/4 cups|
|40 oz||2 and 1/2 cups|
How about smaller quantities?
We already said that twelve ounces of chocolate chips equal 2 cups, but how many cups are in 6, 3, or even 1 and 1/2 ounces?
|Amount of chocolate chips in oz||Amount of chocolate chips in cups|
|6 oz||1 cup|
|3 oz||1/2 cup|
|1 and 1/2 oz||1/4 cup|