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If you spend any amount of time looking at food on the internet, you’ve probably come across the perfectly simple, indulgent treat known as chocolate-dipped potato chips. You may have even ventured to make them.
Well, we are taking chocolate-dipped potato chips to a whole new, deliciously sweet, salty, and crunchy level, with these chocolate peanut butter potato chip bonbons, and I think you’re going to love them.
I know this combination might sound weird, but I promise you that a.) I have not lost my mind, b.) I am not pregnant (sorry, Mom!), and c.) these luscious little bonbons taste like the very best version of a chocolate peanut butter cup – with an extra bit of crispy, ever-so salty crunch to their creamy, flavorful centers – and are just to-die-for.
These crunchy bonbons are super easy to make, and come together similarly to a classic truffle. Simply crush the potato chips, mix together the filling, roll into balls, chill, then dip in melted chocolate. No oven required, simple enough even for kiddos to help with, and a perfect crowd-pleasing sweet treat to cap off Summer barbecues.
You might not expect to (successfully) integrate classic potato chips into dessert. I know it’s unexpected, and to be honest, I wasn’t sure this idea was going to work. What science experiment had I dreamed up?
But, when you crush up the potato chips into delicious, crisp-ity crumbs, mix them with creamy peanut butter, a bit of powdered sugar, and nutty almond meal, then enrobe each lovely little bonbon in deep dark chocolate, you realize that this was a match made in heaven from the very beginning.
After one bite, I knew any previous doubts were completely unfounded. The potato chip crumbs add the perfect amount of subtle salt and crunch to the already unbeatable duo of chocolate and peanut butter. If you’re already a fan of chocolate peanut butter cups – or salted dark chocolate – these will be right up your alley.
I tested the recipe with several Lay’s varieties – classic, Kettle Cooked, and wavy – and found that the wavy chips maintained the best crumb texture. It probably goes without saying, but you’ll want to use original flavored chips. Hickory barbecue, or dill pickle and chocolate might be just a little too unique…
Either way, I hope you enjoy these salty-sweet, chocolate-y bites!