Chubby Hubby, Chicken and Waffles, Hawaiian Pizza, Chocolate Dipped Pretzels, Maple Bacon, and Freshly Dunked French Fries in a Frozen Chocolate Shake. What did these food combinations do for you? I ask, because, much like the children of our youth, adults have a surprisingly guttural reaction to that which sounds abnormal. How many times have you heard of a pregnant woman craving the strangest combinations, such as pickles and ice cream? How often do you hear of those same women learning to crave those items long after their pregnancy? It's a simple fact that our 'adult' culinary minds are often closed off initially to what is not considered mainstream. This is why I love cooking and baking in the privacy of my own home; I can experiment without stigma. And believe me, not everything I crank out of my kitchen has been a whopping success- there was the time I thought I could deep fry tortillas into ice cream cones, can you say M-E-S-S? But there is something time proved I can always count on. Salty does go well with sweet, it is simply a matter of deciding which flavor note should overpower the other.
What Daughter Says: Have your cake, and eat your chips too, with this sweet and salty recipe that's sure to have guests turning heads.
Potato Chip Brownie Recipe
(or.....just crumble chips on a boxed mix and call it your own)
***Printable potato chip brownie recipe here
* 1 1/2 C Flour
* 2 1/4 C Sugar
* 2 TSP Baking Powder
* 1 C Butter, softened
* 5 Eggs
* 10oz Dark Chocolate Baking Chips
* 1 TBS Cocoa
* 1/2 TSP Vanilla Extract
* 2 C Crushed Potato Chips
Preheat Oven to 350F
1.) In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and cocoa.
2.) In a small pot melt butter, 8oz of baking chips, and sugar. Stir continuously until evenly combined. Mixture should be slightly gritty to the touch.
3.) Add eggs and vanilla extract to the flour mixture and gently combine. Next, introduce chocolate butter mixture, stirring until just combined.
4.) Pour into a prepared baking pan (9x9 preferred, I like to spray my pans with PAM, then dust with cocoa powder), and cook at 350F for 30 MINS. For a stiffer brownie, leave in an additional 10 MINS.
5.) Remove from oven and drizzle remaining baking chips, melted, across the top of the chips. Store, sealed from air, in the refrigerator, when not being served.