Thursday, September 20, 2012

Chocolate Covered Potato Chips

A while back, Trader Joe’s was selling chocolate covered potato chips. After seeing it in their flyer, I immediately went to go get it, only to find they were all sold out.

I remember checking back a few more times and not finding it. I don’t know why I thought of it the other day. And it made me think. Why did I keep looking for it? Why not make my own? It’s just potato chips and chocolate.

So I did. I’m really starting to enjoy making things on my own rather than buying these days. I like having the control of the ingredients I use and being able to make variations I can’t find in store.

For these, I used kettle chips. I love love kettle chips and their extreme crunchiness. They are also sturdier and thicker, so less likely to break. I used the original flavor, and I used semisweet chocolate. But you can use whatever flavor of chips and chocolate you want.

Uneaten ones are best kept in the freezer to keep the chocolate from getting messy. I loved the combination of the crunchy sweet and salty.

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Chocolate Covered Potato Chips

Ingredients:

1 individual snack bag of kettle chips
1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Microwave chocolate in microwave glass bowl for 30 seconds. Stir with wooden spoon. Microwave for an additional 30 seconds and mix again. If chocolate still has little lumps, microwave a little longer, but careful not to over cook chocolate. Stir until chocolate is melted and smooth.
2. Dip chips one at a time, until coated in chocolate. Place gently on a sheet of parchment paper. Place in freezer to let chocolate set. Store uneaten chocolate chips in freezer.

 

10 Responses to “Chocolate Covered Potato Chips”

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    Mary — September 21, 2012 @ 7:04 am

    I kind of like them drizzled with white chocolate, too. Kettle chips are definitely the way to go – crunchier! I’ve had the TJ ones, they’re pretty good – when you don’t feel like making them yourself.

    • Kirbie replied: — September 21st, 2012 @ 8:25 am

      Ooh drizzling them with white chocolate would make them quite pretty and fancy too! I dont go to TJ often because I tend to buy everything in sight, but the times I’ve gone, they never have it.

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    Jinxi — September 21, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    I’ve tried chocolate-covered Pringles and that worked out pretty well, too. Probably not as crunchy as kettle chips, though. My current TJ addiction is the chocolate-covered pretzel chips, which I guess I can also make at home :P

    • Kirbie replied: — September 21st, 2012 @ 11:21 am

      My current TJ addiction is dried chili mangoes. Good to know pringles works. I was thinking when I photoed them that I wish I could stack them like pringles, but the kettle ones were all different shapes.

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    caninecologne — September 21, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

    well this recipe is full of WIN!!!!!

    so easy to do! omg, if i make this and eat it all, it will go to my @$$!!!! ha ha…

    • Kirbie replied: — September 23rd, 2012 @ 8:20 pm

      Haha. You’ll be fine. Just make them in small batches!

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    Tanya @ Playful and hungry — October 16, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    And interesting combination… never tried that.
    Not sure whether I’d like it but I’d love to try!

    • Kirbie replied: — October 16th, 2012 @ 10:47 am

      It’s a great combination! Definitely give it a try.

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    Bray — February 21, 2013 @ 1:34 pm

    “store uneaten chips in the freezer”

    How do you manage to have any uneaten chips remaining! This looks amazing

    • Kirbie replied: — February 21st, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

      Lol. Well I made quite a few so I would have some extra. =)

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