Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Chocolate Covered Potato Chips
Sunday night is the one night that my husband and I have to sit down and watch TV together. Luckily, it's the night with all of our favorite shows...True Blood, Entourage and now Mad Men.
Season four of this Emmy award winning show started last Sunday and we were both excited for the premiere. If you are not familiar with the show, it airs on AMC on Sundays at 10PM. It's set in the early 1960's and centers around the lead character, Don Draper, and his colleagues in a Manhattan advertising agency. The story lines are great and I love the characters, especially Betty Drapper (Don's estranged, Stepford-esq wife).
My Mad Men self...I thought about putting a cocktail in my hand but a donut is really more appropriate :)
My husband usually loves to snack on chips and salsa but I decided to make something a little different this time. I know the combo of potato chips and chocolate might sound a little bit odd but it totally works! The salty chips and the sweet chocolate complement each other very well.
I decided to use Utz chips because the company is featured in the storyline of season two. Of course, Ruffles or any other brand will work just as well.
I only made a handful of chips for us to snack on but you could cover at least half a bag of chips with the amount of chocolate listed below.
I sprinkled half with mini chocolate chips and the other half with coarse salt. If you use the salt, just remember to do a little bit because potato chips are of course already salted enough.
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 tsp vegetable shortening
Ruffled potato chips
2 Tbsp mini chocolate chips (optional)
1 tsp coarse salt (optional)
1. In a small glass dish, combine chocolate chips and shortening.
2. Heat in a microwave oven on high 30 seconds to 1 minutes or until melted and smooth when stirred.
3. Brush chips, one at a time, with a thick layer of chocolate, coating one half to three quarters of each chip.
4. Place chips on parchment or wax paper-lined baking pan.
5. Lightly sprinkle salt on top or mini chocolate chips
6. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes, then refrigerate for another 15 minutes or until set.
Source: Chef Mommy