Chocolate-Covered Potato Chips
I fully admit that for years and years and years, the mere thought of chocolate-covered potato chips sounded absolutely disgusting to me. While I love the sweet and salty combination of chocolate-covered pretzels (one of my biggest weaknesses), I just couldn’t see how chocolate and potato chips would taste good. Then, a couple of years ago, my Chief Culinary Consultant and I took a little road trip and went on a factory tour at Utz.
After the tour, we ransacked the factory tour and bought a ton of goodies. One of the things my CCC threw into our cart was a box of chocolate-covered potato chips. I still didn’t think I’d like them, but on the drive back home later that night, I was hungry, wanting a snack, and those chocolate-covered potato chips were the easiest thing to reach in the car. So, I tried one. Hmm, not bad. Then, I ate another one… and another… and another… and, well, they totally changed my mind when it came to chocolate-covered potato chips. As it turns out, sweet and salty are ALWAYS a good thing.
This year, I decided to add homemade chocolate-covered potato chips to my baking list, and they’ve been a big hit everywhere I’ve taken them. It seems that most everyone is a big fan of the sweet and salty combo! This is a super easy recipe to make and you can switch it up however you’d like. I prefer using the thick ridged potato chips since they hold up well to the coating of chocolate, but you could certainly use your favorite chips. Likewise with the chocolate – I like milk chocolate for the sweetness, but you could just as easily use semisweet or dark chocolate if you prefer.
If you’re like me and had been on the fence about chocolate-covered potato chips, but love sweet and salty treats, make a quick batch of these and I promise you’ll be sold!
One year ago: Italian Sesame Seed Cookies (Giuggiulena)
Three years ago: Breakfast Sausage, Egg and Cheese Casserole
Four years ago: Date, Coconut & Walnut Truffles
Chocolate-Covered Potato Chips
- 24 ounces (680.39 g) milk chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
- 4.5 ounce (127.57 g) bag of ridged potato chips
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
- In a medium heatproof bowl set over a small saucepan of barely simmering water, combine the chocolate chips and vegetable shortening, stirring occasionally, until completely melted and smooth.
- Drop a few potato chips at a time into the bowl and, using two forks, flip the potato chips over so they are completely coated in chocolate. Lift out of the chocolate, allowing any excess to drip back into the bowl, and place on the lined baking sheets. Repeat until you have used up all of the potato chips and/or chocolate. Allow to set at room temperature until the chocolate is firm, about 2 hours.
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Curious what the shelf life of these is? Like how far in advance should I make them? These are a a childhood favorite and we can’t find them where I live!
I would say a week at room temperature, a couple of weeks in the fridge. Enjoy!
Absolutely PERFECT! I also used dark chocolate chips and it was great also!
I have been experimenting with chocolate covered potato chip recipes for awhile now trying to replicate, (as close as I can) the taste of the bagged Lay’s chocolate covered potato chips. If able- could you let me know if this recipe is similar in taste to Lay’s CCPC? Thank you!
Hi Katie, I’ve never had them, but it sounds like I need to pick up a bag and do some “research” :)
Chocolate covered potato chips have been everywhere this year! There were fancy store bought ones around the office for the holiday but I’ve never thought to make them myself. I would love to try these with some candied nuts and white chocolate drizzle!
This post came a day after I had the idea of dipping potato chips in the extra chocolate I had from the chocolate covered Ritz Rolo sandwich “cookies” I made! What a coincidence! I love just about anything with that salty/sweet combo! Even if you are skeptical, try these! You will not be sorry!!! Merry Christmas!!!!!!!
I love chocolate covered potato chips. My decadent little splurge.
I love potato chips and chocolate, but I’m not really sold on the idea of combining them, but I do agree it’s worth a try.
I made these today using semi-sweet chocolate and my husband and I both thought they were very good. I had better luck putting the chocolate on with a
spatula and will use thicker ridged chips next time. Anxious to share with the
rest of the family tomorrow, thanks for the recipe.
Oh my goodness, I need these in my life! I’ve never had chocolate and potato chips but it sounds divine.
I’ve never heard of this before, but I do love potato chips and chocolate, so it seems like it’s worth a try.
I didn’t think I would like them either and then I actually tasted them. So delicious! Love the thick layer of chocolate on these homemade version. Yum!
Oh. My. God. I am SO going to do this tomorrow… I have friends round for drinks and nibbles and, whilst I know one or two of them are going to turn noses up, at least two or three are going to dive right in. Thinking I might try it with Kettle Chips … and definitely with dark chocolate instead of milk (just because I prefer dark!). Have you ever tried a really good blue cheese (Stilton or Danish Blue, or Gorgonzola) with dark chocolate? Taste bud heaven!!
Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this!!
All best wishes for Christmas and New Year.
Ummm…hello! I’ve been known to eat Ruffles plain potato chips and Cadbury Dairy milk chocolate bars together…yum! Thanks for this recipe; going to try it out. Merry Christmas to you :)
Admit it…..You’re Mrs. Claus leaving US treats!
Well done, ma’am (as usual) :)
Merry Christmas :D
These look dangerously delicious! I adore salty and sweet combos, so I would probably love these (a little too much, lol).
I have a slight modification to your reciepe that makes all the difference. Dip the chips only about 1/2 the length of the chip and sprinkle homemade bacon bits (Good Quality Bacon here, I make mine just a wee chewy) on the chip. It is a religious experience. All of the food flavours dance in your mouth, from smoky to crunchy, smooth to meaty, starchy to sweey…. You won’t be sorry.
Very cool to make these yourself! So easy yet very impressive.
I honestly just bought a pound of chocolate covered potato chips from our
local candy shop, Goumas Candyland. They are the best candy makers.
They have made the chip/chocolate combo for many years now and I too
was skeptical but once you try them look out!
Chocolate covered potato chips are the BEST! I might even like them better than chocolate covered pretzels…so good!
No words! Well, one! BRILLIANT! Salty, sweet … perfect!!
This is a new one to me! My first thought was agh! But I love crisps (Potatoe chips), so I might give em a go, Merry Christmas to you and your family :)
I have never tasted this or heard of this combo but it looks and sounds scrumptious!