Chocolate Covered Potato Chips

So, I was running behind today with my VeganMoFo post and was trying to find something superquick to make up for it. As I wandered into my kitchen, I immediately spotted two of my favorite foods: potato chips and chocolate chips. I considered today’s post done!

I know this isn’t exactly a recipe… at all. It’s much more of an assemblage. But, chocolate covered potato chips are BIG where I come from (holla, Midwest!), so any of you unfamiliar to this insanely unhealthy flavor explosion: this post is for you. ♥

Plus, it’s almost Thanksgiving, ya know?!  That’s right…add some mashed potatoes and gravy and we would have ourselves a three-course dinner, folks. :)

What can I say? I’m a simple kinda gal.

Chocolate Covered Potato Chips ~ Vegan & Gluten Free

makes 30 individual chips


  • 30 uniform and unbroken salted potato chips (use your favorite here- I used Lay’s original)
  • 1 bag (12 oz) vegan chocolate chips


Sort through your potato chips and make sure they are all in pristine condition. No cracks, brakes, bumps, folds, etc. Set aside so that you can easily get to them once your chocolate has melted.

Over medium-low heat using a double boiler, melt chocolate chips until smooth.

Dip one potato chip at a time into the meted chocolate, using a small spoon to help glide the chocolate over the entire chip. It takes a bit of finesse and a little patience to thoroughly cover the chip. You definitely won’t be able to dip it straight in and then pull it out perfectly covered in chocolate (wouldn’t that be awesome?).  No, you’ll basically have to more or less smear it on the potato chip.

Place chocolate covered potato chip onto wax paper. Repeat with all chips until thoroughly covered. Add some colorful sprinkles, if desired.

Let chocolate harden and then serve.

The chips almost lose a bit of their “crunch” when dipped in chocolate, but they are still little bites of super salty chocolatey awesomeness. So really, it’s worth the compromise. I hear wavy chips work better for this, but I never have those kind on hand. I may be simple, but I’m still quite picky.

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  4. Debbie S. says:

    I made the decision to go vegan (AND grain-free) about 3 weeks ago and am having the hardest time figuring out WHAT I can eat… ;-) I’ve actually lost a few pounds (didn’t need to) and hope to get in the groove of ALL of my meals being vegan. I’m also the kind that prefers to “make my own” stuff – like in this case, I’ve been trying my hand at making my own potato chips… So, anybody tried this with starting out from a raw potato – to this?

  5. Gauri Radha गौरी राध says:

    Never heard of this idea–sounds fantastic. I like unexpected salty/sweet flavor combinations.

  6. Juliana Braunsroth says:

    Oh my, I just thought about this the other day…chocolate covered potato chips but never made them, I love to eat ice cream with french fries so why not chips with chocolate! Gotta give it a try! Thanks for the recipe

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  8. Yup! I def looked at the picture of this from photograzing and thought “this looks like something a vegan would do….” ahahahaha! LOVE IT!


  9. Rachel says:

    Mind. Totally. Blown. But that’s nothing compared to my boyfriend. Two favourite things combined, in a ‘hey, I like this ingredient, and I like this ingredient, so they must go together, right?’ Top work!

  10. Laura says:

    OMG – The sprinkles! They make the chocolate covered chips adorable. I must admit, I clicked through to here from tastespotting.com just because of the sprinkles.

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  12. Katrina says:

    Very cool recipe. I love it!

  13. kelly g. says:

    oh, this is BEAUTIFUL!

  14. Jennifer says:

    I can’t wait to try this! Sometime I just add chips/pretzels to the top of brownies, I rly like this recipe http://www.fourgreensteps.com/community/recipes/desserts-a-goodies-/dark-chocolate-peanut-butter-brownies

  15. Erin says:

    Wow. I bet those taste so good.

  16. When I saw these at the store, I was skeptical, even if I AM from Chicago. However, I stand corrected because this combo is seriously awesome. And I bet they’re even better homemade because everything is.

  17. I tried yesterday a chocolate covered potato chip recipe, they were okay, look forward to giving yours a try. A bit different than the one I tried. Will let you know.

  18. aahh!! im abstaining from chips…! well, at least i get to savor them through the screen. they look fab!

  19. Fanny says:

    I’ve never had anything like this, but it sounds awesome! Some day… some day..

  20. jd says:

    It’s almost 1am and I am STRONGLY considering a grocery-store-run just to buy some potato chips so I can make this right now!


  21. Lorin says:

    Ok, I never thought of that, but now that I did, my mouth might be seriously watering!

  22. Hannah says:

    I’m a die-hard devotee of anything that combines sweet and salty, so this is absolutely going on my to-do list! I’m from Australia, and this kind of thing is completely non-existent. I can’t wait to horrify my housemate this weekend :P

  23. Rose says:

    I love chocolate with fried potatoes; I used to dip french fries into chocolate shakes when I was a teenager. I didn’t know they were BIG anywhere. These are great, I’m craving some as I type this.

    • allyson says:

      Rose, it’s huge where I’m from. They don’t even just put them out for the holidays, they grace end-caps everywhere each day of the year :P

      In Ohio, we have Mike Sells Potato Chips and a chocolate company called Esther Price.. they decided to merge, and what resulted… is this. They are good tho, well, at least the vegan version. :)

  24. jessy says:

    mind. blown.

    my life will never be the same again because it’s about to get soooooo much more delicious! Allyson – this is insane and awesome and insanely awesome. ooooooooooh, yummah!

  25. kittee says:

    well, hello!
    never heard of these, but i want! how could you not like something like this? omg.


  26. Angela says:

    I bet these are amazing! Gorgeous photo! :)

  27. Leinana says:

    You are killing me! I never knew how desperately I wanted to eat chocolate-covered potato chips…until RIGHT NOW!

  28. Amanda @ HVT says:

    Ohhh, you’re gonna get me in trouble.

  29. Wow! That sounds cool!

  30. Mandee says:

    I recently got a kilo of chocolate buttons so we went a bit crazy melting some and dipping lots of things in. I looked up some ideas and one of them was potato chips, so I tried and it and I liked it. Yours look so pretty with the sprinkles on top, I want to come to a meal at your house if they’re on the menu!

    • allyson says:

      Mandee, that’s so awesome you have tried these before, and liked them! I was very apprehensive the first time I tried them… but I came around, fast! You can def come to a meal at my house, I’ll make some especially for yous!

  31. Kim says:

    These really do look amazing and since I just asked for dessert ideas on my FB page the universe answered with this! Well a bit of a stretch but I’ll take it! YUM!

  32. Jennifer says:

    You have combined two of my favourite foods! These look awesome!!