These Chocolate Covered Potato Chips are so easy, and so simple to make. They are always a crowd pleaser! I think the only way this could possibly get any better would be to sprinkle a generous amount of crumbled bacon over the chocolate before it hardens. You can also decorate these with fun sprinkles or jimmies.
How to make Chocolate Covered Potato Chips
Chocolate covered Potato Chips are incredibly easy to make! Make sure you read below for our tips and tricks.
1. Melt chocolate. Either using a double boiler, or incrementally in the microwave.
Tips and Tricks
Chocolate covered potato chips are THE BEST. A lot of people run into a lot of the same issues. The most common complaint is that the potato chips get soggy. Be sure to read through our tips and tricks for maximum success.
- To serve these immediately, you can pop them into the refrigerator to set for 10-15 minutes. Make sure not to leave them in refrigerator accidentally or they could get soggy.
- When you melt the chocolate, you want to get the chocolate to a perfect melting point where the chocolate is silky and smooth, and not thick. This will ensure that when you dip the potato chips, they have a nice layer of chocolate, but not a super thick layer of chocolate. Thick layers of chocolate make the potato chips soggy!
- The thicker the chips the better. You can thick sturdy ridged potato chips. Our favorite brand for this are Kettle Brand Crinkle Cut Potato Chips with Sea Salt.
- One of our favorite tricks when we need to melt chocolate is to actually get melting chocolate. It melts perfectly because that is what it is designed to do! We love these Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers, and they also make white chocolate and milk chocolate too!
- If you don’t want to use a doubler boiler to melt your chocolate, you can use a microwave. We only recommend doing this if you are using melting chocolate. It’s also incredibly difficult to control the temperature of the chocolate in the microwave, so be sure to microwave the chocolate in small intervals, and keep stirring until smooth. Make sure not to overheat the chocolate or it will seize.
How to store Chocolate Covered Potato Chips
These are best eaten fresh! But if you must store them, store them layered between sheets of wax paper in an airtight container in a cool dry place. The longer you store the potato chips, the more likely they are to get a bit stale.
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Chocolate Covered Potato Chips
- 1 ½ cups chocolate chips milk, semi-sweet, dark is your choice
- 1 (15.25 ounce bag) bag ridge-cut potato chips
- Place chocolate chips in a heat resistant bowl and place over a pot of simmering water. (make sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl)
- Completely melt chocolate until smooth and begin dipping the chips, about ½ way.
- Shake off any excess chocolate and place chips onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper.
- Allow chocolate covered chips to dry completely before serving.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
- *Makes 1 (15 ounce) bag
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Love these!!!!!!! I make them to watch sports and it’s the only thing I look forward to when those weekends happen.
I love these. Me and my bff Rosanna had them at a chocolate festival. They are so good.
Haven’t had anything like this in ages. As a teenager, I used to love to eat potato chips and drink a chocolate malt. I must try this one. Sounds like heaven to me.
Chocolate covered potato chips aren’t new to me. About 30 years ago, a work colleague brought some to work. She found them at a gourmet store.
Chocolate covered ruffles – WOW. Another good combination (salty and sweet) are chocolate covered raisins with ruffled chips. YUM! Don’t knock it until you try it.
These look absolutely delicious!! I’ve featured you in my roundup of 9 Best Potato Chip Recipes in honor of Potato Chip Day!
Hey, great post- this is delicious. I just re-blogged about this AND the chocolate covered ritz peanut butter sandwiches (including a link back to you, of course) with a bunch of other sweet and salty combo treats, if you want to go check them out. http://www.mommyinapinch.blogspot.com/2013/01/sweet-and-salty-recipes.html
made this finally! come check it out on my site!!
Try it with doritos! Unbelievable
Pretty. Good. Food.
I made these last night for a party – they were a hit! Super cute :)
I just made these. They are soooo good! I even tried the kettle chips made with salt and cracked pepper. Yum! I wonder how it would be with a more spicy chip…