These party chips take the chocolate covered potato chip to the next level. Just like the original, they are a mix of sweet and salty but this version adds a fun surprise for your tastebuds, hidden in plain sight. And since they are inspired by Molly Yeh’s Fizzy Rock Potato Chips they, of course, involve festive sprinkles.
Taking it to the next level
Chocolate covered potato chips are nothing new. This recipe adds a few twists to make it a festive part of any celebration. First, instead of milk or dark chocolate these chips use white chocolate which not only adds a sweeter contrast to the salty chips but also a perfect canvas for decorations.
Secondly, Molly Yeh is known for her love of sprinkles so it comes as no surprise that they are used in her recipe. While she uses nonpareils, I chose to use Valentine’s themed sprinkles for this version but you can swap out for whatever color or theme you want.
Finally, and most surprisingly, is the addition of Pop Rocks. This fizzy, popping candy can easily be mistaken for sprinkles at first glance. It’s when you eat the chips that you not only get sweet and salty but that signature crackling from the candies.
This recipe is pretty flexible so feel free to swap out some of the ingredients:
- If you don’t like white chocolate (and many people don’t) then use a milk or dark chocolate.
- There are lots of different flavors of Pop Rocks. Or if you like tropical flavors like lychee, use Volcano Popping Candy.
- Swap out your decorative sprinkles for whatever holiday or festival you are celebrating. Be creative!
These fun sweet treats are a variation of Molly Yeh’s Fizzy Rock Potato Chips. The Pop Rocks are a fun surprise hidden in plain sight.
8 ounces white chocolate chips*
2 tablespoons coconut oil
5 ounces Ruffles potato chips
1 ounce Pop Rocks**
Sprinkles, for decoration
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a double boiler, over low heat, combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat.
In a large bowl, add the potato chips, removing any small bits. Drizzle half the chocolate mixture and toss to coat. Add the remaining chocolate mixture and toss until the chips are evenly coated.
Spread the chips out in a single layer on the prepared sheet pan. Sprinkle with half of the Pop Rocks and some sprinkles. Flip the chips and repeat with the Pop Rocks and sprinkles on the other side.
Place the pan in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes, until the chocolate sets.
*Get the best quality white chocolate chips you can find. You may also use a block of white chocolate and chop the amount you need.
**You may also use Volcano Popping Candy.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Inactive Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Snacks
- Cuisine: American
- Calories: 590.46
- Sugar: 35.91 g.
- Sodium: 238.35 mg.
- Fat: 37.64 g.
- Saturated Fat: 18.14 g.
- Carbohydrates: 60.56 g.
- Fiber: 2.24 g.
- Protein: 6.52 g.
- Cholesterol: 11.91 g.
Keywords: potato chips, white chocolate, Pop Rocks