Chocolate Covered Potato Chips are the perfect 2 ingredient, no bake dessert, that can be ready in 15 minutes! This is absolutely one of the most fun recipes to make with your kids almost any holiday season and is also a perfect combination of sweet and salty for your next snack attack.
While these chocolate covered chips are smothered in delicious holiday sprinkles, you can really make these plain or decorate in any holiday colors to match parties and seasons.
Next up in my no bake dessert series, we had some left over chocolate and just knew we had to cover delicious salty chips with sweet melting chocolate.
Talk about an addictive snack while you are watching TV!
Once your melting chocolate is ready, this is a simple no hassle, dessert recipe that is also so easy that kids can get in on the action too!
Chocolate Covered Chips
You can easily choose when it comes to chips. Potato chips, Pringle’s of all flavors, kettle chips, even Cheetos’s~! (OK, maybe not Cheetos but I have seen cinnamon Cheetos that might be good).
When it comes to picking out chips to covering chocolate, you have to remember that weak chips are not the way to go here.
Do not find the thinnest little potato chips – like Lay’s in the yellow bag are no good for this adventure.You will end up with chocolate covered crumbs!
Good options for dipping your chips are:
- Kettle Chips
- Wavy Lays
Generic or Name Brand Chips: I am all about saving money so generic does work typically. We bought generic Pringles to cover with no issues. My husbands favorite chips are Ruffles, so I will be making chocolate dipped Ruffles in the near future!
Chocolate Covered Potato Chips
Ingredients for your recipe
- Chips (see above on kind, my pictures are with Pringle’s)
- 2 Bags of Wilton Melting Chocolate
- Parchment paper
- Crisco Shortening ( DO NOT SUBSTITUTE THIS WITH OIL)
- Wilton Melting Machine (optional, see below for melting chocolate options)
- Sprinkles (Optional and fun for holidays)
Chocolate Potato Chips
How to make Chocolate Covered Potato Chips
The most important part of covering your chip is the CHOCOLATE. Melting chocolate can be a serious pain in the bootie to get right if you are not familiar with it. When it comes to making chocolate covered potato chips, it needs to be really thinned out so you do not weigh your chips down.
Just like in my Chocolate Covered Oreo Recipe, here are melting chocolate tips:
MICROWAVE MELTING: Melting chocolate should only be heated 30 seconds at a time, stirred, and then reheated until melted. If you over heat your chocolate, there is a point where it begins to re-harden and ruins the chocolate. Typically your chocolate will take 1.5-2 minutes to fully melt.
If your chocolate is too thick, add a bit of shortening to the mixture and stir to thin- your melting chocolate bag should explain how much on the back, but basically do a little at a time until you get a desired consistency.
If you use a full bag of candy melts, you can start with about a spoonful.
MELTING MACHINE : After a bit of annoyance with melting chocolate, I bought a melting machine – Wilton Chocolate candy melting machine. It takes about 10 minutes for the candies to melt (there is a fill line in the pot) and then you turn from melt to warm.
I still had to add shortening to the mixture and ended up with about 1/4th cup of shortening (adding a little at a time) before I found the consistency I wanted for my chips.
Once your chocolate is done, dip your chips straight down and cover 1/2 to 3/4ths of the chip and set on parchment paper.
Add sprinkles (Optional) before chocolate sets.
Put in fridge or freezer for 10 minutes to harden chocolate quickly.
Storing Chocolate Covered Chips
Once Chocolate is set, store in air tight container on the counter.
Chips can become soggy in the fridge, so I typically do not leave them in the fridge unless they are completely covered without chips showing.
No Bake Desserts
With the holidays wrapping up shortly, everyone is scrambling for last minute recipes that are not a hassle.
I totally feel that because this year I want to skip the hoopla myself and simply order pizza!
But even if I did that, I always have an obligation to bring some sort of appetizer, side dish (ha!) or dessert to events. Personally, if I have a choice, I love to opt for a no bake dessert that I can put my kids on helping that still tastes great.
Here are a few more recipe choices to NOT bake:
- Microwave Peanut Butter Brittle – This microwave peanut brittle recipe is an easy sweet, salty and buttery peanut brittle that takes minutes to make. No- fuss, full proof method that requires no stove top candy thermometer! Vintage Christmas dessert that easily gifts and lasts for weeks!
- Haystack Cookies with Peanut Butter – Haystack Cookies with Peanut Butter and crunchy chow mein noodles are a delicious variation of our normal no bake Haystack cookies with just butterscotch chips.
- Christmas Cream Cheese Mints – Cream cheese mints are a fantastic no bake alternative for a quick and fun appetizer or dessert that everyone loves. And these super festive Christmas Cream cheese mints are so easy to make that they can be whipped up and ready to serve in as little as 30 minutes.
- Chocolate Dipped Oreo’s – Chocolate Dipped Oreo’s are the perfect no bake dessert that can be made and set in under 30 minutes. Delicious in white or milk chocolate, you decorating Oreo’s with sprinkles for the holiday has never been more fun!
- Easy Peanut Butter Fudge – Need an easy peanut butter fudge recipe? This fudge recipe with butter, sugar, peanut butter and the right amount of vanilla is not only the easiest homemade peanut butter fudge you will make, but is also so rich and decadent just a small slice will satisfy every dessert craving you have!
Serving size is very difficult in this case as it will vary depending on which type of chip you decide to make and how many. I usually buy 2 bags of chocolate dipping per bag of chips to be safe. Once you thin your chocolate down properly, you should not have any issues. Please see article for full information on how to thin your chocolate for easy dipping. Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 81Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
Serving size is very difficult in this case as it will vary depending on which type of chip you decide to make and how many. I usually buy 2 bags of chocolate dipping per bag of chips to be safe. Once you thin your chocolate down properly, you should not have any issues. Please see article for full information on how to thin your chocolate for easy dipping.
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.