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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Chocolate Dipped Potato Chips


WARNING!  BEWARE!  ADDICTIVE!  DIET DESTROYER!
Consider yourself warned.  If you are home alone with potato chips and chocolate do not read on...don't even look at the following pictures!  Only read this post if you have lots of self-control and you are not dieting!  Only read on if you're entertaining and need a party snack idea.  Do NOT...I repeat, do not make these just for fun!
You think I'm joking?  I don't joke.


My husband's cousin told me recently about chocolate covered potato chips.  Potato chips dipped in chocolate? Is there really such a thing?  Why have I  never, ever had a chocolate covered potato chip?  This sounded so interesting and it looked so easy, I had to give it try!

Yesterday in the checkout line at the grocery store, I saw a friend of mine.  She took one look at my many bags of chips and asked if I was having a party.  When I told her my plans, she confirmed with 'oohs' and 'ahhs' that chocolate and potato chips are wonderful.  Later that day on the Hostess with the Mostess website, click here, they showed how to double-dip Pringles with chocolate.  They looked amazing.


That night after dinner my family was very, very skeptical watching me make this special dessert. (Just so you know, it's really not a dessert, it's more of an indulgence!)  My son didn't want me to 'ruin' a bag of chips.  My husband wanted to eat both things separately...my daughter said, "I'll maybe try it?"


I simply melted a bag of chocolate chips in a bowl in the microwave and dipped the potato chips into the chocolate.  That's it!   (Being Washingtonians, we had to try the WA state Tim's Cascade potato chips first, before moving onto the CA made Ruffles.)  I put the chips on a sheet of waxed paper to harden... however, more chips made it into my mouth, than onto the waxed paper.  I could NOT stop myself!


My family was amazed! I was in shock! How come these taste so DIVINE? You absolutely, positively cannot eat just one chip!


...And just look at them!  Wouldn't these be beautiful treats at your next party?


When I got to the crumbs in the bottom of the bag, I dumped them into the remaining chocolate and stirred them up!  Oh my! 

I have to warn you one last time...be very, very careful!

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9 comments :

  1. I also live in WA state. First time to visit your blog.
    These sound fabulous. You simply can't go wrong with chips and chocolate. The next time you are feeling really adventurous, try chocolate ice cream and BBQ potato chips. Weird, but I love the combo.

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  2. Apparently all the top chefs will tell you chocolate works really well with a bit of salt!
    I often do chocolate dipped salted bread sticks at Christmas, mmmmmm

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  3. I have been eating chocolate covered potato chips ever since I can remember. My dad introduced them to me when I was little and every time I melt chocolate I have to dip a few chips in there. My friends think I'm crazy until they try and then they are hooked too!

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  4. oh geez, these have my name written all over them! why did i click this link!! lol, now i have to go make these and get fat :) found you over at craft-o-maniac, stop by for a visit sometime

    Jackie
    http://jaclyndesigns.blogspot.com/

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  5. oh geez, these have my name written all over them! why did i click this link!! lol, now i have to go make these and get fat :) found you over at craft-o-maniac, stop by for a visit sometime

    Jackie
    http://jaclyndesigns.blogspot.com/

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  6. Ok, I am going to have to try this although I have to say I am reluctant. But salt and sweets do go hand in hand so it must be good. I will let you know when I have tried them. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  7. That looks scrumdillious....mmmm. Thank you for the tip.

    Mercedes

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  8. Michelle - Love this idea and though I have never tried it I bet it is delicious!! Thanks again for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this too last week. Hope you have a wonderful week ahead ~ Stephanie Lynn

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