Chocolate Chip Bagels #BreadBakers

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Chocolate Chip Bagels

When my granddaughter was little, we went weekly to the Farmer’s Market. She would run past the candy stand, past the cakes and cookies too. She bee-lined for the bagel stand. A warm, fresh chocolate chip bagel called her attention. A bagel oozing melting chocolate.
Then we would go to the flower stand to select one fresh cut carnation. The woman carefully wrapped the long stemmed flower in a sheet of tissue paper and presented it to my granddaughter.
A sniff and a nod followed. She munched happily on her bagel as she showed each vendor along the way her floral pick.
When my daughter was little, I worked in a bagel bakery. We made water bagels and egg bagels. Flavors ran from plain to everything with seasonal fruit appearing from time to time. By the way, we never made chocolate chip bagels.
We proofed them in a walk-in box, used a trough for the water bath and baked them in a 500 degree oven with rotating shelves.
I never made bagels at home before. My kitchen is far from factory equipped. :) But I have made soft pretzels in the same fashion. You can find that recipe here.
This recipe is a copulation of several I found on the internet.
I pressed the chips into the dough, then stretched dough over them. I hoped this would keep the chips from melting during their hot water bath. I sacrificed some of the smooth texture, but it worked.
chocolate chip bagel
I brushed the bagels with egg wash to give them a shiny coat.

I like these plain, with peanut butter, cream cheese or butter!

Chocolate Chip Bagel breakfast

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Chocolate Chip Bagels #BreadBakers
  • 2 1⁄2 cups bread flour
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon instant dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 tablespoon honey for water bath
  • egg wash (optional)
  1. Put flour, brown sugar, yeast and salt into large bowl and mix lightly. Add water. Mix on lowest gear about 7-8 minutes The dough will be sticky at first.
  2. Transfer to a floured work area and knead by hand until smooth and elastic.
  3. Divide dough into 6 pieces. Press in chocolate chips,
  4. Gently pull dough over any exposed chips and pinch shut.
  5. Cover and let the dough rest for 30 minutes. It will rise slightly.
  6. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. add honey. Drop bagels in 2 at a time. Boil for about 15 seconds until it floats. Turn bagels only once.
  7. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on baking sheet.
  8. Egg wash if desired.
  9. Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes until golden brown and firm to the touch.
  10. Serve warm with your favorite toppings.


I want to thank Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks for hosting this fun event!

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39 Responses to Chocolate Chip Bagels #BreadBakers

  1. Carola says:

    Sounds so good.

  2. Hezzi-D says:

    Yum! Who wouldn’t love a bagel with CHOCOLATE in it??
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  3. Renee says:

    What wonderful memories with your granddaughter! Thanks for sharing them and your recipe too.
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  4. Jenni says:

    Never occurred to me to put chocolate chips in a bagel. I love the idea! What a lovely story about hanging out with your granddaughter at the farmer’s market, too. Great memory! <3
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  5. You had me at chocolate. My daughter will love these.
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  9. I worked in a bakery during my college years and LOVED the smell of fresh bagels! I never tried making them – so thanks so much for this recipe Cindy!

  10. Adam says:

    Good idea to press the chips in and stretch the dough over, I too would have been worried that they would have fallen off or melted entirely during the boiling process.
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  11. Stacy says:

    You know what, Cindy, it never occurred to me to think how you were going to keep the chocolate chips from melting out in the boiling water when you posted your title. Well done!

    Those outings with your granddaughter sound like the perfect morning!
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  12. Holly says:

    Good choice with the chocolate chips, I’d love a chocolate-oozing bagel right about now!
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  13. Tara says:

    I have never had a chocolate chip bagel, how delicious it that!!

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  15. Your bagels are lovely as our your memories. Thanks for sharing.
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  17. When I was young, there was a bagel shop near where I live, and I used to go there every weekend for their chocolate chip bagels! But it closed down, and I couldn’t get them anymore. Thanks for reminding me I can make them for myself! (I mean duh, but I SERIOUSLY just DIDN’T THINK OF IT!)
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  19. Sophie says:

    Chocolate and bagels? I’ll take 3 please.
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  20. I love your story Cindy! And could you send me one with peanut butter? =)
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  21. I can imagine these are divine warm from the oven or freshly toasted so that chocolate can melt a tad, divine bagels!

  22. Your beautiful bagels are even sweeter for the memories! And I love your ingenious method for keeping the chips from melting away.

  23. Rocio says:

    It’s a good combination , Delicious bagels
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