Chocolate Covered Potato Chips Recipe

Photograph: Pam Parrella

The beauty of this recipe is the simplicity: chips + melted chocolate = gooood. You can customize it to you taste—don't like dark chocolate? Use milk chocolate instead! Use your favorite brand of chocolate or whatever you have on hand. If you love intensely dark chocolate like I do, consider splurging for the good stuff.

In my testing I found that thicker cut kettle cooked chips held the chocolate better than their thinner counterparts. I tried both chips with ruffles—which collected the pooled chocolate nicely—and regular chips, it was a split verdict in my home as to which was better, so go with you favorite chip style.

Recipe Details

Chocolate Covered Potato Chips Recipe

Active 20 mins
Total 60 mins
Serves 1 to 2 servings


  • 5 ounces 72% cacao chocolate, coarsely chopped

  • 2 (1.875 ounce) bags kettle cooked potato chips, preferably ruffled


  1. Place chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Cover with waxed paper and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir chocolate. If all the chocolate hasn't melted completely, continue microwaving and stirring in 10 second intervals until chocolate is fully melted and smooth. Stir for one minute to cool slightly.

  2. Open the bags of chips and sort out the full chips from the broken pieces. If you're making these for a party you may want to keep the broken ones for pre-party snacking.

  3. Dip chips to cover half to three quarters of the surface. Remove from the chocolate and let any excess drip back into the bowl then set to dry on parchment lined baking sheets in a cool place. Depending on the weather and heat/humidity in your home it may take up to 2 hours for them to fully dry. If you are in a rush, you can place the chips in the refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes to speed the process. Best when eaten immediately. As soon as the chips are set store in a waxed paper lined tin adding additional wax paper for each layer.

Special Equipment

Baking sheets, parchment paper

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
562 Calories
27g Fat
67g Carbs
14g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 to 2
Amount per serving
Calories 562
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 282mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 24%
Dietary Fiber 13g 45%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 11mg 57%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 20mg 109%
Potassium 711mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)