Introduction: Chocolate Covered Fritos

About: I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. - Thomas A. Edison

Fritos are good. But what's better than fritos? Chocolate-covered fritos. Now, I'm not sure if there's already a tutorial for this but I HAD to share.

This snack is SUPER easy and quick... but arguably, not very healthy :( (oh, they're delicious as well)

Let's begin!

Step 1: Materials

What you'll need:


  • Fritos (I used 12 fritos - it might not seem like a lot, but they're not something you eat a ton of :)
  • Chocolate (I use Ghirardelli baking chocolate, 60% cocoa)
  • Wax Paper

(not pictured)

  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Spoon

Sorry for horrible pictures. The lighting in my house is awful.

Step 2: Get Everything Ready

Lay out 12 fritos on a length of paper. (I didn't think about this earlier, but it might be nice to put the wax paper on a tray first.)

Pour 1/2 cup of chocolate chips into your microwave-safe bowl.

NOTE: I am not a professional chef, nor do I specialize in candy-making (the burnt smell of sugar and flavoring in my house makes this sort of evident, lol) so I'm using the microwave to melt my chocolate.

Step 3: Melt the Chocolate

Microwave for 2 minutes. (Or until the chocolate looks like Picture #1)

Stir it up until it's smooth.

There's two ways you can cover the fritos: the dump method (picture 4) where you dump the chocolate into the waiting frito; or the dip method, (pictures 5&6) where you dip the frito into the bowl and completely cover it in chocolate. I prefer the dip method.

Whichever method you use, make sure to cover ALL of the fritos in chocolate... and don't eat too many in the process.

Step 4: Finishing Up

To store your fritos, refrigerate them.

Step 5: Enjoy!

... the leftover chocolate tastes good, too...

... y'know, I don't let anything with chocolate in it go to waste.