First time I ever heard about a chocolate-dipped potato chip was in this post on Sweetapolita. It’s a recipe from Oregonian food truck The Sugar Cube (sadly no more)(but the name calls to me) and it sounded…strange at the time. Chocolate cupcakes, chocolate ganache, potato chips and a drizzz of salted caramel. Now? I wonder why it took me so long to get on board. Was I insane? Luckily, due to the genius of the notorious JTB, I know that making a whole batch of cupcakes isn’t even necessary to get a salty-crunchy-bitter-sweet-sharp fix, and in fact, you can just go ahead and dip some chips in chocolate.
I love the combination here of the incredibly low-rent ruffles salt-and-vinegar chip, and the incredibly high-end dark chocolate, after-dinner vibe. And I really must insist on salt-and-vinegar. That sharp tang at the end is INSANE with the chocolate – the sprinkles are just for fun. They seemed perfect for this 1985 skater themed high tea. These chips also seem perfect for eating while watching a whole range of films this weekend, from the 1975 classic Three Days of Condor (just watched it, loved it, Redford’s a babe) to…let’s say…the Sex and the City movie for the billionth time.
Now let’s talk about the beautiful things in these photos for one last time:
That super-cute little aztec planter, along with the beautiful pink mug in the picture below are from Mr Sparrow.
That funky, water-coloured, beautifully irregular mug, and the rough-edged, textural stoneware tumblr are both from Falling For Florin.
The cute green-edged, spotted napkins are from Antipodean Love.
The beautiful wooden chopping board that the chips are on is from Ten Things.
- 100g dark chocolate
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- 175g Crinkle-cut Salt and Vinegar Chips
- Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water – be sure that the bowl doesn’t touch the water.
- Line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper.
- Dip the chips into the melted chocolate, only half coating them, and let the excess drain off, before placing them onto the baking tray.
- Sprinkle with sprinkles, if desired.
- Place in the fridge to set, and then serve!