Sunday, March 29, 2009

Chocolove Drizzled Popchips


What happens when you want something salty, crunchy, sweet and full of chocolate all at once? You break out a bar of Chocolove 70% Strong Dark Belgian Chocolate and a bag of Original Popchips and get cooking!

This is an easy, healthy treat perfect for enjoying alone or with friends.

You will want to break out the double boiler (okay... I don't have one. I put a metal mixing bowl over a pot of water) and toss in 1/2 of the 1.3oz bar (break it up first to melt faster). Stir frequently.

Lay your popchips out on wax paper or foil to aide in quick clean up. You will want to put th paper/foil on a pan since you will be placing this in the freezer.

Taking a fork or small teaspoon, drizzle the melted chocolate over the popchips. Set in freezer for 15-20 minutes until hardened. Enjoy! I kept the leftovers in a ziploc bag with the air squeezed out in the freezer and will enjoy them when I get home from traveling this week.

The chocolate is smooth and mildly sweet, but still retains the complexity and depth of a darker chocolate. I really enjoy the Chocolove bars not only for the poems that are inside every wrapper, or because the way the company got started is so cool, but because the flavor is so intense, I don't need a lot to be satisfied. I am willing to spend a bit more for a higher quality chocolate because it is so much more fulfilling!

Combined with the crunchy potato goodness of popchips, and you have yourself a winning combination. I think I have mentioned before that popchips are all natural and are much healthier than regular potato chips. Their depth of texture also makes them a great vehicle for the chocolate drizzled goodness. I know this will be a go-to when I want something sweet and salty!.

Chocolove 70% Dark Chocolate Bar


Ingredients: Cocoa Liquor, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin

Nutritional Information (for the whole bar, remember you only need half for the recipe!): 190 calories / 15 grams of fat / 5 grams of fiber / 3 grams of protein

Popchips Original Potato Chip


Ingredients: Natural Potato Ingredients (Potato Flour, Potato Starch), Safflower Oil and/or Sunflower Oil, Rice Flour, Sea Salt, Soy Lecithin

Nutritional Information (for one 23gram bag/approx 18 chips): 100 calories / 3 grams of fat / 1 gram of fiber / 1 gram of protein

9 comments:

blackdove5 said...

yum!

Mom on the Run said...

You know my address so you can send me some. LOL!

Zara said...

You know, I bet you could probably successfully mail these. You should make other flavors, too. Use a combo of white/dark chocolate? Mini chocolate chips? Sprinkles? Put 'em in a fancy bag with a bow. Instant present! :)

Danielle said...

What a great idea!!!

5 Star Foodie said...

Fabulous idea - that's a nice snack!

Mo Diva said...

GENIUS!

doggybloggy said...

whats poppin'? great idea!

foodhoe said...

omg I want some right now!

Carolyn Jung said...

Genius idea! I LOVE Popchips, and I love dark chocolate. Heck, yes, combine the two for a match made in heaven.

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