Chocolate-Covered Potato Chip Popcorn

This Chocolate-covered Potato Chip Popcorn is a sweet and salty treat that is so addicting.Chocolate-covered Potato Chip Popcorn - a sweet and salty treat that is so addicting.

If you’ve never tried a chocolate-covered potato chip you are missing out on one of life’s greatest pleasures. The salty sweet combo is out of this world!popcorn-cover-mech_rev1_This recipe comes from my friend Ashton from Something Swanky. I’m sure you’ve seen her treats all over Pinterest. I met Ashton a couple of years ago and she is truly the most down to earth talented person. She recently came out with her cookbook Party Popcorn filled with creative and delicious popcorn recipes. They are all simple enough to throw together quickly but unique enough for a special occasion. I’ve already made four recipes and they were amazing. Muddy Buddy, Buffalo Ranch, Chunky Monkey, and Root Beer Float popcorn are some of the creative flavors in the book.Chocolate-covered Potato Chip Popcorn - a sweet and salty treat that is so addicting. Just toss the popcorn, chocolate, and potato chips together in a large bowl. Then sprinkle the mixture with sea salt. Chocolate-covered Potato Chip Popcorn - a sweet and salty treat that is so addicting. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comI’m telling you, sea salt makes all the difference here and really makes the flavors pop!

Chocolate-Covered Potato Chip Popcorn
  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 cup milk chocolate melting candy (see notes)
  • 1 cup potato chips with ridges
  • ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt (or more per your preference)
  1. Pour the popcorn into a large bowl, and remove any unpopped kernels.
  2. Place the chocolate melting candy in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium power for 1 minutes. Stir until melted and smooth. If needed, add additional heating time in 30-second increments, stirring after each time, until the candy is melted and smooth.
  3. Pour the melted candy over the popcorn, but do not stir yet.
  4. Crumble the potato chips over the popcorn bowl (it's okay to leave big pieces). Using a large rubber spatula, gently stir to coat.
  5. Spread the popcorn mixture on a large piece of parchment paper or a large silicone baking mat, and sprinkle with the sea salt, adding more to taste if desired.
  6. Allow to cool until the chocolate coating has hardened, about 20 minutes. You can speed this up by placing the pan in the fridge for a few minutes. Break into pieces before packaging or transferring to a bowl for serving. The popcorn may be stored in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Source: Party Popcorn by Something Swanky - shared with permission.

Melting Candy can also be called candy wafers or candy melts. Here are some brands to look for: Candiquik Candy Coating, Ghirardelli Melting Wafers, Hershey's baking melts, Nestle melts, or Wilton candy melts.



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Christy is the voice behind The Girl Who Who Ate Everything! She is no stranger to making meals that kids and adults will love. She grew up in Mesa, Arizona as the youngest of ten kids. She can always be found in her kitchen with music playing and cooking with her kids. She published her first cookbook in 2014. She loves party food that gets the conversations going!

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  1. Wow that looks amazing! Definitely my kind of junk food 🙂

  2. What a delicious snack. Perfect for watching a good movie. xo Catherine

  3. Oh my word….. this looks incredible! Salty, sweet, chocolate, chips…. all of my favourite food groups! I could devour bowls and bowls of this 🙂


  4. Oh my goodness!! THat looks so yummy!! I have been wanting to try chocolate covered potato chips.

  5. Whoa – total snack food envy right now! Love this!

  6. Yum! I totally love the salty sweet combo… I have a guilty pleasure habit of warming up some dark chocolate and dunking potato chips in it! 🙂

  7. Yum, yum and yum! Talk about the ultimate snack!

  8. This popcorn looks AMAZING. Love that salty/sweet combo!

  9. You are soooo bad. How could anyone not eat this? If this bowl was sitting around while watching a game. I wouldn’t stay out of it.

  10. I am a serious popcorn lover. I’ve tried eating it with chocolate (aka M&Ms) But I haven’t tried eating chocolate coated ones and with potato chips too! This looks like a feast of flavors. I gotta try it!

  11. Wow looks so yummy!

  12. Well…I think I just died and gone to heaven. Holy moly!

  13. Kristin Clennon says:

    I don’t even like popcorn and I want to try this recipe!!!

  14. I always thougt that someone should make a chocolate covered potato chip! Looks Yummy!!

  15. This looks like the ultimate snack – it takes care of sweet and salty cravings all at the same time! I have a feeling I won’t be able to resist going back for a second (or third) handful of this popcorn. Thanks for sharing the recipe!