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.
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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.
droidman4 years ago ?
fungus amungus (author)  droidman4 years ago
Nah. Not nearly enough cheese or oil or volume.
yeah but if you eat like a million!
:) im kidding, im goin to try this one. Looks surprisingly good
craymundo12 years ago
i would love to try this. It's quick and easy :)
Highly addictive!
mary candy3 years ago
I have other way :D
gunman154 years ago
the microwave didn't work.
rachelmaryb4 years ago
My mum and I have been making these as a family tradition forever!
Hgiunta4 years ago
This is amazing! I love that this is on instructables! This just made my day.
MrKazekage4 years ago
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
Screamo4 years ago
:l is that really at all tasy? THE TRUTH!?!?
3451384 years ago
That looks like the pot I have! Ikea?
fungus amungus (author)  3451384 years ago
I think it is. This is all our office gear.
Hiyadudez4 years ago
mmm reminds me of chocolate covered pretzels, same concept.
your dog4 years ago
They are chocolate chips!
SimoMies4 years ago
Damn you, now me and my gf totally have to make a bunch of these :D Great idea and great 'table :)
yoyology4 years ago
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!
cornboy34 years ago
Erissed14 years ago
It sounds delicious :D I want to try this recipe soon.
never tried this before.....yet i have put chocolate on dry ramen you should try it out sometime.
TravWHG4 years ago
lol, well great instructable come up with more!
yum yummm!~
TravWHG4 years ago
Thank you I shall store that in my brain for later use!
fungus amungus (author)  TravWHG4 years ago
You're better than me then. My brain is a terrible storage medium. Without notes ideas get lost there for a while.
MegaMetal84 years ago
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
fungus amungus (author)  jessyratfink4 years ago
You totally should. They're really good.