Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Chocolate Caramel Potato Chips

Nate has been craving caramel. Everyday he tells me, "something with caramel sounds so good!" Don't worry, I got the hint! While he was at work on Monday I sent him ton of links to caramel treats/desserts that I could make for him. I sent him these potato chips as a joke, but he was really excited about them. So I went to the store and made him these crazy chips. I made a big batch so he could take some with him to work, but he told me they were too good to share! So I'd say they were definitely a success! I found them over at Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. Her desserts are amazing, be sure and check out her site.

12 oz. milk chocolate
12 oz. bag rippled potato chips
14 oz. bag of caramels, unwrapped
3 Tbsp. half and half
Bag of Heath Bar Bits ‘O Brickle (we left this out)

Line baking sheets with wax or parchment paper and set aside. Put caramels and half and half in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for about 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir until melted and creamy.
Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the melted caramel halfway down both sides of the potato chips. Be sure to brush only a light coat, or the chips will get too soggy. Place on lined baking sheets to set for about 30 minutes.
Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and dip the caramel coated chips about a third of the way, allowing the excess to drip off. Sprinkle the Heath Bar bits on the melted chocolate and place back on the wax paper to set for about 2 hours.

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