The first time I saw a package of the Nestle Toll House Delightfulls, a plus-sized chocolate chip that features a flavored center, I thought they were a unique way to add some additional and unexpected flavor to a cookie or other baked good. I’ve only seen them in a few flavors until recently, when I noticed that seasonal Candy Cane Delightfulls had appeared in the baking aisle. The Candy Cane morsels feature a peppermint dark chocolate center covered with either a red or white chocolate outer layer. They’re an easy and colorful way to incorporate some pppermint into your holiday baking.
The morsels are slightly larger than your average chocolate chip, but not too large to be easily incorporated into a baked good. The white and red outer chocolate layers are brightly colored and have a nice matte finish. They smell slightly minty when you open the package, but it is clear that most of that flavor is coming from the center of the chip because, when you take a bite, that is when the flavor really comes to life. They are less minty than a York Peppermint Patty and more minty than a Junior Mint (they’re aren’t that many chocolate mint candies out there for direct comparison) and add a nice pop of peppermint without overwhelming the other flavors you might be baking with. They’re tasty right out of the bag, but they’ll turn a batch of chocolate chip cookies or brownies into a holiday standout for peppermint-lovers.