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Measurement Conversion: 1 pound choc chips is how many cups?

post #1 of 7
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Hi,

I'm making a choc buttercream today that calls for: 1 pound (454 g/16 oz) good-quality semi-sweet chocolate, melted and cooled

Does anyone know roughly how many cups this would be as my scales are broken and I only have cups!

Thanks so much
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post #2 of 7
Equal to 2 2/3 cups HTH
post #3 of 7
That will really depend on how the chocolate is formed........chips, cubes, paillettes, buttons, shavings, etc., since cups measure volume, not weight.
There will be different amounts of "dead space" in the cup with each different shape, so some would be more densely packed--and heavier- than others.

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post #4 of 7
1 pound of regular Nestle's chocolate chips is 3 cups. 1 pound of mini nestle's chips is 2 2/3 cups. I pound of Callebaut buttons is just a little over 3 cups. HTH
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Originally Posted by yortma

1 pound of regular Nestle's chocolate chips is 3 cups. 1 pound of mini nestle's chips is 2 2/3 cups. I pound of Callebaut buttons is just a little over 3 cups. HTH





icon_wink.gif Yup, as expected.....and those differences can be enough to alter results.

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post #6 of 7
Also, 1 pound of melted chocolate would be 2 cups.
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Originally Posted by yortma

Also, 1 pound of melted chocolate would be 2 cups.




Well, no.

One cup of melted chocolate weighs 10 ounces, so 2 cups would weigh 20 ounces--well over a pound.

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