Thursday, August 15, 2013

Serving Up {Snack}: Chocolate Covered Potato Chips

We have been out of town for the past two weeks and I have been loving being in vacation mode.  Before we left for our little trek, my 10-year old used his own money to buy a package of Trader Joe's Milk Chocolate Covered Potato Chips.  He told me they were for the trip...which I thought was an awful idea since we were having 90-degree weather and I was afraid of the milk chocolate covered fingers that would result from his consumption of his chosen road-trip treat.  Luckily for me, the treat made it for less than 24 hours before he consumed the entire package sitting on the trampoline with a friend.  Issue solved!

In case you don't have a Trader Joe's in your neighborhood (in which case I do suggest you move) or a Candy Basket (a chocolate/candy store in Portland that sells chocolate covered potato chips by the pound) you can make this addictive treat in your own home.  In fact, these photos are the potato chips that my (same) 10-year old son dipped in chocolate one lazy Sunday afternoon completely on his own.  So that is my tag line....easy enough for a 10-year old (boy).  Now get to it!

One Year Ago: Orange Sweet Rolls
Two Years Ago: Caramel Clusters

printable version

1 bag ripple potato chips (use the thick ripple ones!)
1 lb. chocolate melts or melting chocolate

Carefully pour the bag of potato chips onto a cookie sheet and sort the potato chips, keeping those that are large and not broken.
Place chocolate melts into a microwave-safe glass bowl and microwave on 70% power for 1 1/2 minutes.  Remove from the microwave and stir.  Replace and continue to microwave in 1 minute intervals, stirring after each time, until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
Carefully dip each potato chip into the melted chocolate and then place on a sheet of waxed paper to cool and harden.

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