Introduction: Chocolate-covered Potato Chips

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Potato chips + chocolate + sea salt = awesome!

Just make a few of these chocolate-covered potato chips and I think you'll agree. The mix of the saltiness with the sugar and cocoa is great.

The general gist of the idea is right here in the title and the picture, but read on for the details.

Step 1: Ingredients

  • Ridged potato chips
  • Dark chocolate
  • Coarse sea salt
  • wax paper

Go for the stronger and thicker potato chips. These are lightly salted chips I got from Trader Joe's.

As for the chocolate, this is a matter of taste and I'd recommend trying a few different kinds. I've tried semisweet, dark chocolate (54%), and darker chocolate (72%) and found that tasters were split about which one they liked.

Step 2: Melting Chocolate

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There are two options for melting the chocolate: double boiler or microwave.

I use the double boiler technique. Here you can see a pan on top of a pot that has a few cups of water in it. The water heats the air above it which heats up the pan. Keep heating the water and stirring the chocolate until it is almost melted and turn off the heat. The rest should melt with the residual heat.

For the microwave, here's the method canida told me. Toss the chocolate in a bowl and keep zapping it for 30 seconds at a time. Stir and check until it's all melted.

Step 3: Dip and Salt

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  1. Clear out some space in the fridge and check to see how much room you have
  2. Lay out wax paper on top of a cookie sheet for the chips. Make sure that the wax paper will fit in the space in the fridge.
  3. Dip the chips into the chocolate and cover as much as you want. I like to cover them halfway so that there's a good chip handle to hold on to when you're eating them.
  4. Place chips onto the wax paper.
  5. Add 2-4 salt crystals to each chip, depending on how big it is
  6. Transfer wax paper with chips to the fridge with the cookie sheet. You can pull the cookie sheet out after they're transferred
  7. Chill until chocolate is nice and solid, about 30 minutes

Step 4: Enjoy!

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I've just served these chips right away, but if you were going to hold on to them for a bit, I'd recommend keeping them chilled so the chocolate doesn't melt all over the place.

When eating them, I like to face the salt down so that it's the first thing that hits my tongue, followed right behind by the chocolate and the crunch of the chip.



MaddieJ3 (author)2016-03-03

I just got a double boiler, I might have to use this recipe to break it in :)

droidman (author)2010-07-01 ?

fungus amungus (author)droidman2010-07-01

Nah. Not nearly enough cheese or oil or volume.

dudes (author)fungus amungus2014-04-01

yeah but if you eat like a million!

droidman (author)fungus amungus2010-07-01

:) im kidding, im goin to try this one. Looks surprisingly good

craymundo1 (author)2012-05-12

i would love to try this. It's quick and easy :)

AussieAnglerGal (author)2012-01-26


cloudifornia (author)2011-06-17

Highly addictive!

mary candy (author)2011-06-12

I have other way :D

mary candy (author)mary candy2011-06-13

gunman15 (author)2011-02-17

the microwave didn't work.

rachelmaryb (author)2011-02-07

My mum and I have been making these as a family tradition forever!

Hgiunta (author)2011-01-19

This is amazing! I love that this is on instructables! This just made my day.

MrKazekage (author)2010-11-02

lol when i saw these all i could say was "really?..." Because just yesterday my friend in Pennsylvania she talking about how her company makes these. I just told her it sounded nasty but she would tell me otherwise now i have a way of trying them instead of buying them from her lol thank you

Screamo (author)2010-09-26

:l is that really at all tasy? THE TRUTH!?!?

345138 (author)2010-08-21

That looks like the pot I have! Ikea?

fungus amungus (author)3451382010-08-23

I think it is. This is all our office gear.

345138 (author)fungus amungus2010-08-23


Hiyadudez (author)2010-07-15


xtacticalmonkeyx (author)2010-07-04

mmm reminds me of chocolate covered pretzels, same concept.

your dog (author)2010-06-30

They are chocolate chips!


SimoMies (author)2010-07-02

Damn you, now me and my gf totally have to make a bunch of these :D Great idea and great 'table :)

yoyology (author)2010-07-01

When bulk candy stores first started appearing in American malls, the one in my hometown sold these. But instead of individually dipped chips, they were a bunch packed into a cupcake cup with melted chocolate poured over them. Now I'm craving them. Looks like I'm stopping at the store on the way home. Curse you, fungus!

cornboy3 (author)2010-07-01


Erissed1 (author)2010-07-01

It sounds delicious :D I want to try this recipe soon.

tubanator-2.0 (author)2010-07-01

never tried this before.....yet i have put chocolate on dry ramen you should try it out sometime.

TravWHG (author)2010-07-01

lol, well great instructable come up with more!

Alberta Leong (author)2010-06-30

yum yummm!~

TravWHG (author)2010-06-30

Thank you I shall store that in my brain for later use!

fungus amungus (author)TravWHG2010-06-30

You're better than me then. My brain is a terrible storage medium. Without notes ideas get lost there for a while.

MegaMetal8 (author)2010-06-30


jessyratfink (author)2010-06-30

I am definitely making these for my next get together. I don't know why this hasn't taken place in my kitchen before. :O

You totally should. They're really good.

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