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Chocolate-Covered Potato Chips: A Sweet and Salty Delight

Indulge in the perfect sweet and salty snack with our easy recipe for chocolate-covered potato chips. Discover how to make this irresistible treat at home!

May 15, 2024
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Difficulty Easy
Servings 6 people
Preparation 75 mins
Cooking 5 mins
Total 80 mins


  • 12 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 bag of plain, ridged potato chips
  • Sea salt, crushed nuts, or sprinkles for decoration (optional)


  1. Lay out a sheet of parchment paper on a baking tray.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Alternatively, you can use a double boiler on the stove for more controlled melting.
  3. Dip each potato chip halfway into the melted chocolate, ensuring it’s well-coated but still showing some of the potato chip for that iconic look.
  4. Let the excess chocolate drip off by gently tapping the chip against the side of the bowl.
  5. If using toppings, sprinkle them on the chocolate-covered half of the chip while the chocolate is still wet. This could be a pinch of sea salt, crushed nuts, or colorful sprinkles for a festive look.
  6. Place the dipped chips on the parchment paper. Avoid overlapping to ensure they don’t stick together.
  7. Once all chips are dipped and decorated, set the tray in a cool, dry place to allow the chocolate to harden. This usually takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour. For quicker setting, you can refrigerate them for 20-30 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Chocolate-Covered Potato Chips
Serves 6
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15 g19.2%
Protein 5 g10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Select the right chips. Opt for thick and sturdy ridged potato chips that can handle being dipped without breaking.
  • Choose high-quality chocolate for melting. Dark chocolate can provide a nice contrast to the salty chips, but milk or white chocolate are equally delicious if you prefer something sweeter.
  • Temper the chocolate. For a professional touch, temper your chocolate to prevent it from melting at room temperature and to give it a shiny, crisp finish.
  • Avoid humidity. Make these in a cool, dry environment to prevent the chocolate from becoming sticky or soft.
  • If adding toppings like sea salt or crushed nuts, do so immediately after dipping while the chocolate is still wet to ensure they stick.
  • Allow the chocolate to set at room temperature for the best texture, but if you’re in a hurry, refrigerating can speed up the process.
  • Store in an airtight container to keep them crisp. Layer between sheets of parchment paper to prevent sticking.
  • These are best served the same day but can be stored for up to a week.
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Chocolate-covered potato chips are the ultimate treat for anyone who loves the irresistible combination of sweet and salty flavors. This simple yet decadent recipe offers a gourmet twist on classic snacks, perfect for parties, movie nights, or when you're craving something a little different. With just a few ingredients and minimal prep time, you can create a snack that's sure to impress and satisfy any palate.

Origins of The Chocolate-Covered Potato Chips

Chocolate-covered potato chips are a relatively modern snack that brilliantly merges the allure of sweet chocolate with the salty crunch of potato chips. While not rooted in any traditional culinary practice, the idea likely stemmed from the trend of combining sweet and salty flavors, which has become increasingly popular in the snack industry. The creation taps into a universal craving for snacks that satisfy both a sweet tooth and a penchant for salt, making it an instant hit among diverse palates.

The origin of chocolate-covered potato chips is a bit of a mystery, though they began appearing in specialty stores and candy shops in the early 2000s. Gourmet chocolatiers started experimenting with different sweet and savory combinations, leading to the creation of this unique treat. The simplicity of the recipe—merely requiring good quality potato chips and melted chocolate—allowed it to quickly gain popularity. It became a trendy choice for those looking to impress with an innovative and easy-to-make snack.

Today, chocolate-covered potato chips can be found in many high-end confectionery stores and are a popular DIY recipe for home cooks looking for a quick and delightful treat to serve at gatherings. The contrast between the creamy, rich chocolate and the crisp, salty chip creates a complex flavor profile that is irresistibly moreish. They are snacks—foods that combine multiple elements to create something entirely new and exciting. As such, they continue to be a beloved choice for snack lovers looking to indulge in a bit of culinary creativity.

What To Serve with Chocolate-Covered Potato Chips?

Chocolate-covered potato chips can be served with a combination of sweet and salty flavors.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Chocolate-Covered Potato Chips:

How To Store Chocolate-Covered Potato Chips?

Storing chocolate-covered potato chips properly is essential to maintain their optimal taste and texture. Here’s how to keep them delicious and crisp:

Short-Term Storage:

  • Cool Completely: Before storing, ensure that the chocolate has fully hardened and the chips are at room temperature.
  • Airtight Container: Place the chocolate-covered potato chips in an airtight container. If you’re stacking them, use parchment paper or wax paper between layers to prevent them from sticking together.
  • Cool, Dry Place: Store the container in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat sources. The pantry is ideal, but avoid areas near the stove or oven.


  • Optional: If your kitchen is particularly warm or humid, you might opt to refrigerate the chocolate-covered chips.
  • Separate Layers: Use parchment or wax paper to separate layers in the container to prevent sticking.
  • Consume Quickly: While refrigeration can help in warm conditions, it may cause the chips to soften slightly due to condensation when brought back to room temperature. It’s best to consume them within a few days.


  • Generally Avoid: Freezing is not recommended for chocolate-covered potato chips as the potato chips can become soggy when thawed. The texture of the potato chip is best preserved without freezing.

Tips for Best Quality:

  • Consume Quickly: Chocolate-covered potato chips are best enjoyed within a few days of making them, as the potato chips can begin to soften over time, especially if exposed to air or humidity.
  • Check for Freshness: Before serving them from storage, check if the texture remains crisp. If they have softened, they may not provide the optimal eating experience.

By following these storage tips, you can enjoy your chocolate-covered potato chips with the best combination of crispiness and rich chocolate flavor, making them a hit for any occasion or a delightful snack.

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