Chocolate Potato Chip Clusters | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Chocolate Potato Chip Clusters

I have a confession to make...I've been eating way too many of these Chocolate Chip Potato Clusters 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!

chocolate potato chip clusters on a white plate

I don't buy potato chips regularly.  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.


Idea born.

potato chips

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!

Chocolate Potato Chip Clusters on a white serving platter

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 enrobed 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, Chocolate Potato Chip Candy, potato chip candy
Dessert, candy
Yield: 12 servings

Chocolate Potato Chip Clusters

Chocolate Potato Chip Clusters

prep time: 5 Mcook time: 1 Mtotal time: 6 M
Sweet-salty-crunchy candy clusters with creamy milk chocolate and potato chip pieces!


  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 2 cups plain potato chip pieces


How to cook Chocolate Potato Chip Clusters

  1. 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)
  2. Mix in the potato chip pieces and drop by TBSP onto waxed paper. Put in refrigerator for about 30 minutes to allow to set up. Store in refrigerator.


The servings size will depend on the size of your clusters.
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  1. That sounds very addictive! Two of my favorite foods combined. Yum!

  2. I don't think I can be trusted around a plate of these clusters! I would take the whole plate and hide under a table with it. Haha!! Love the recipe. So simple to make

  3. I think if I made them I also wouldn't be able to resist them and stop eating :D

  4. yep those are dangerous! chips and chocolate - that salty sweet - is such a great combination. never thought to make them myself thanks!

  5. I just love sweet and salty together, so I know I would just love these, Renee! :)

  6. I used to eat potato chips on top of chocolate ice cream in high school, so I GET it.

  7. I'm a huge sweet and salty fan, so I know I'd love these! What a fantastic recipe!!

  8. I just made them and am taking them to bingo at our clubhouse tonight. let you know how they go.

  9. Very nice. Can’t wait to try and share with my family.
    P S. The absolute best ice cream treat in our house is to take Häagen-Dazs peanut butter chocolate ice cream portioned out into custard dishes, and lightly cover the top with Lays potato chips! You are not alone.

  10. added in chopped pecans, delicious. Third time making them.

    1. Hello! Thank you so much for your review. I'm so happy you like this recipe. I love the addition of adding in pecans. Yum!


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