Potato chip brownies
Potato Chip Brownies
Bea’s daughter, Evie, is enjoying her annual vacation with us, and she and I have been pouring over recipes and food blogs looking for fun and tasty sounding treats to make. She spotted this one and we decided to give it a try.
I gotta say right from the get-go that I wasn’t a big fan, though it is a clever idea. Combine salty potato chips with chocolatey brownies? Hmmm. Definitely some potential there, right? While the brownie part was yummy, the texture of the chips was a bit odd. (We used a ruffled chip from Target.) I’m sure if you played around a bit and found the perfect chip to use here, you might have success. Personally, I don’t plan to try again. I did love the occasional salty flavor, but I’d much, much prefer my favorite stand-by, salted fudge brownies.
I feel weird telling you where I found the recipe, since I didn’t like it. In spite of my taste preferences on this one, I actually have been enjoying the blog I found it at. I’ve got my eye on another one of her recipes so I’ll be checking out Bakin’ Bits again. (And if you’re reading this, please, please, please take no offense!!)
Recipe: Potato Chip Brownies
1 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 c. butter
2 squares unsweetened chocolate
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 c. crushed potato chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat eggs, then gradually add sugar until combined. In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt, and baking powder.
Using a double boiler, melt chocolate squares. When squares have melted, mix in butter until melted. Add chocolate to egg mixture. Stir in vanilla. Blend well. Gradually add flour mixture to chocolate mixture and blend. Fold in crushed potato chips.
Pour into greased 8 inch square baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes.