There is no combination more perfect than savor and sweet. I truly believe this. Lately, it seems like the flavor salty caramel is all the sugary rage. It was this loves for salty sweet, along with a PERFECT pint of Ben & Jerry’s…
…that inspired a monster creation:
Chippy Dough Bites.
(this recipe is very similar to my Michigan Cherry Chip Cookie Dough Truffles)
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup milk
1 bag of kettle cooked potato chips
1 package milk chocolate candy coating
1-2 tsp shortening
Wax Paper & 2-3 cookie sheets
1. Begin by creaming the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar on a low-speed.
2. Add the milk and vanilla, and continue mixing. Once everything is nice and fluffy, add the salt, and then add the flour slowly…1/2 cup at a time.
3. After all the ingredients are well mixed, add the package of mini chocolate chips. Crush 1 cup of the potato chips into small bits. At the chip bits to the mixture.
4. Chill your dough for about an hour. Once the dough is a good consistency, roll the dough into balls and place them on a cookie sheet, covered in wax paper or foil. You should get between 3-4 dozen.
5. Chill them again for about 1 hour.
6. Crush the leftover chips and set aside. These are an added garnish for the bites, to add more salt.
6. Melt the chocolate over low heat. Add about 1 tsp. of shortening if the chocolate begins to scorch. Stir the chocolate constantly.
7. Remove the chilled dough balls from the fridge and dip them individually in the chocolate with a normal metal kitchen fork. Gently tap the fork on the side of the pan, and allow the extra chocolate to fall off.
8. While the chocolate is still hot, sprinkle the chip crumbs on the bites.
I’d recommend a double batch of these, if possible. They are great for tailgate parties, late night cravings, baby showers…anywhere you’d find people daring enough to mix chocolate and potato chips.