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
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.