I have a confession to make...I've been eating way too many of these lately. Yup. They are seriously dangerous...dangerous in a delicious way! Smooth milk chocolate all smashed up with potato chips for an irresistible sweet-salty sensation!
I don't buy potato chips. That doesn't mean they don't end up in my pantry, because my husband has a serious chip addiction that he feeds regularly, and I seem to always end up having chips in my pantry. Sometimes I find a few bags with nothing but crumbs in the bottom.
A few days ago, I had a craving for something salty and sweet and spied an almost empty bag of chips. I thought....hmmm...what if I combined the chip pieces with some milk chocolate. Admittedly, my first batch was much less than of a "cluster" as it was popping chocolate in my mouth, followed by a handful of chips. (Please tell me I am not the only one who does stuff like this)
My mouth was in heaven! That's when it occurred to me to melt the chocolate and make clusters. Bam. Idea born.
So so simple. Two ingredients. That's it. I wanted to blog about these today, because I think they would make a great last minute sweet treat for anyone who loves that sweet-salty combination for Valentine's Day this weekend!
If you prefer dark chocolate, you could totally use semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of milk or change it up with white chocolate! Alternately, try changing out the chip pieces too! Corn chip (think Fritos®) are so good en-robed in chocolate. If you've never tried it you MUST! Totally addictive.
Now when you find those almost empty bags of chips with only crumbs left in the bottom, you have a fun and delicious use for them, rather than tossing them into the trash!
You are welcome! And I'm sorry...haha
Chocolate Potato Chip Clusters
Sweet-salty-crunchy candy clusters with creamy milk chocolate and potato chip pieces!
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips
- 2 cups plain potato chip pieces
- Melt the chips in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl by starting with 1 minute on HIGH. Take chips out and stir. If not totally melted, return to microwave in 30 second intervals to melt. ( you can also melt them in a double boiler on the stove)
- Mix in the potato chip pieces and drop by TBS onto waxed paper. Put in refrigerator for about 30 minutes to allow to set up. Store in refrigerator.
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.
Total time: 6 mins.
Tags: candy, chocolate, indulgence, potato chips
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