Chocolate Covered Potato Chips
Chocolate Covered Potato Chips are salty, sweet, and all around the perfect treat! Enjoy a handful of these easy to make sweet and salty treats as an after school snack, for a movie night with the family, or just for fun. No matter what occasion you make these chocolatey chips for, they’ll be a huge hit!
Chocolate Covered Potato Chips
Is there a better flavor combination than sweet and salty? I don’t think so! I love recipes that perfectly balance the two bold flavors, and this is definitely one of those recipes. The salty potato chips here are just as prominent as the sweet chocolate that coats them. With that being said, you can also customize them to your tastes! If you want these chips super sweet, just double dip them in the chocolate.
These chocolate covered potato chips are wonderfully easy to make, and they’re perfect for so many occasions. Have a bowl of them ready to go for a party, or tie them up in individual baggies to hand out to friends and family! Sometimes, when we have family movie nights, I like to enjoy a bowl of these chips instead of the usual popcorn. They’re delicious pretty much at all times – in fact, they’d even be a cute option for your Christmas cookie exchange! They might not be cookies, but they’ll still be very popular.
The best part is, you really only need TWO ingredients to create these simply treasures. Just pick a ruffled potato chip of your choice and a high quality chocolate. You can use milk or dark chocolate, or if you want the best of both worlds like me, use a little bit of both for the perfect combo of rich and sweet chocolate flavors. While you can certainly also add festive sprinkles to the snack while the chocolate is still gooey, I like these chocolate covered chips plain and simple.
How to Make Them
Melt the chocolate. Place the chocolate in a heat safe bowl and arrange the bowl over a pan of simmering water being sure the water is not touching the bottom of the bowl. You can use a double boiler if you have one. Melt the chocolate, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Heat until the chocolate reaches 110˚F on an instant read thermometer. Once the chocolate is melted, remove it from the heat.
Dip! Working with one chip at a time, dip one end of the chip into the chocolate to coat and allow the excess to drip off.
Set the chocolate. Place the chips on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a baking mat. Allow the chocolate to set and then transfer to an airtight container for up to 2 days.
Enjoy! Serve at room temperature, and enjoy!
How can I decorate these chocolate covered potato chips?
Like I mentioned previously, I like these chocolatey chips just the way they are! I like the simpler things in life sometimes, and these snacks are one of those simple things I really treasure. With that being said, there are plenty of ways you can dress these chips up. For example, if it’s Christmas you’re celebrating, consider sprinkling red and green sprinkles over the setting chocolate covered chips. If it’s Halloween, add a drizzle of melted orange chocolate. Have fun with these snacks!
Can I use another type of potato chip?
Through a teensy bit of trial and error, I’ve found that ruffled potato chips work the best for me. They really grip the chocolate in a wonderful way, and they’re typically sturdy enough not to break off into the warm chocolate while being dipped. However, if you want to go with plain potato chips that aren’t ruffled, they should also work! Just be a bit more attentive to them as you dip, that way they won’t break off and make a mess of your chocolate.
Still craving more sweet or salty treats? Here are a few more of my favorites that really hit the spot!
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- Hurricane Popcorn
- Millionaire Shortbread Bars Recipe
- Nutella Stuffed Salted Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Get the Recipe: Chocolate Covered Potato Chips
- 1 pound high quality chocolate, chopped (milk or dark chocolate or a combination of both)
- 6 cups ruffled potato chips
- Place the chocolate in a heat safe bowl and arrange the bowl over a pan of simmering water being sure the water is not touching the bottom of the bowl. (You can use a double boiler if you have one.)
- Melt the chocolate, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Heat until the chocolate reaches 110˚F on an instant read thermometer.
- Once the chocolate is melted, remove it from the heat.
- Working with one chip at a time, dip one end of the chip into the chocolate to coat and allow the excess to drip off.
- Place the chips on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a baking mat.
- Allow the chocolate to set and then transfer to an airtight container for up to 2 days.
- Serve at room temperature.