Well...its Chocolate Dipped Potato Chips. Yes Sinful. Yes Decadent. Yes my knees go weak!
I saw this in a Real Simple magazine and was immediately attracted to it. Talk about fatal attraction! And then I saw it again on food network in an episode of cupcake wars. That's it - I just had to make it. And it so happens, a girls only party came around - and my dreams came true. So, here we are...
Its funny how I follow up a healthy quinoa post with something like this. Life is all about balance people.
This recipe can't get any easier - but somehow I still end up with so many pictures! Pardon me.
Pick up some Ruffles potato chips from your store. If you can find a thick cut potato chip - that would work great too. I got the lightly salted variety which is 50% less salt than normal. But, I did make up for it - you'll see below. You'll also need some chocolate chips - either semi sweet or milk chocolate is fine. Dark chocolate would be good too. And then you'll need about 1/2 cup of heavy cream for the ganache. (optional again)
Take about 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream for about 1 cup of chocolate chips. Boil the cream until you see it rolling up with bubbles. Now, pour the hot cream on top the chocolate chips and let it just sit for a min.
If you don't have cream or would like to skip that, just melt the chocolate chips on a double boiler until it reaches a good consistency where you can dip easily. I used it because I had it handy. And I always love a ganache!
Then, pick up a whisk and stir in that chocolate. You can see the silky smooth ganache forming immediately.
Now, just pick up that chip and gently dip it in the ganache halfway. You can also do a full dunk - but then use tongs to make it a little less messier.
Arrange on a baking dish lined with parchment paper.
Yes. I confess. I ate a few while doing this. And I bet you will do too when you try this out.
And now for the kicker. Here's a little history - on one of my numerous trips to Trader Joe's - I saw this thing there. Its called Himalayan Pink Salt Crystals. And it just looked so pretty - and was about 2 bucks or so. I just had to have it. And then it sat in my cabinet for a few weeks - so I thought this might be the perfect occasion to use my pretty salt! I tasted these - it is salt yes, but its a little less salty than normal salt. I Like it! And it comes with its own grinder for a nice fresh flavor.
And so I used that grinder..you can't really see the pink but yes, it was pink.
Let the chips just cool down until the chocolate solidifies. I actually did put it in the freezer for like 5-8 mins. Don't put it for longer or the chips will start to soften up.
And there they are ..ready..and sinful..and decadent.
As for the taste, the saltiness and the sweetness combine so gracefully and it just tastes plain old good. No qualms about it. This was the big hit of the party! All my friends loved it! And like peanuts or pistachios, you can't just stop at one.
Wanna grab one? Go ahead.
Enjoy. Peace out!