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


  1. What an idea. Pretty original version of potato chips. I'm starting to wonder if I'm that brave to try this on my own...?

  2. These sweet salty chocolate covered pretzels are a dream come true! Hope you had fun watching Mad Men!

  3. I tried these once at a candy shop in the mall and was pleasantly surprised, but haven't seen them since. A perfect mix of sweet and salty!

  4. Sweet & salty, yum!
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  5. I would not be able to stop if I had one of these. Too delicious.

  6. Brilliant idea. I've always enjoyed chocolate & crips together.

  7. I make these every year for Christmas and they are a huge hit. For the record, Utz is the PERFECT chip for this!

  8. I love chocolate covered potato chips but most people are too afraid to try them. I'm glad someone else out there is daring to make them. I've never made me own and it seems so simple I wonder why I haven't tried. Those look so good I might have to go make some myself tonight. :)

  9. Saw this on Tastespotting. Looks sooo tasty! I totally want to try this with all kinds of chips!

  10. Never had these, but I LOVE chocolate covered pretzels.

  11. i bought some at walmart during valentine's day and they were sooo good! i also love chips dipped in vanilla ice cream.

  12. I showed these to my husband, who doesn't really like chocolate, and he was not impressed. He's crazy. THESE LOOK SO GOOD! I'm a sucker for sweet/salt combos. Can I come over to your house for Sunday night TV and leave my poophead husband to his own food devices?

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