Chocolate Crunch Patties Recipe

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Chocolate Crunch Patties Recipe

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This candy's so fast and easy to make that I turn out hundreds of pieces each Christmas. People are always surprised to learn that one of the ingredients is potato chips!
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (12 ounces) butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup crushed thick ripple-cut potato chips

Directions

In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine butterscotch and chocolate chips. Microwave at 50% power for 1-3 minutes or until softened, stirring after each minute. Stir until smooth. Add peanuts and potato chips; mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Allow to harden. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Chocolate Crunch Patties in Country Woman Christmas 1996, p34

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 209 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 108mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

  • 2 cups (12 ounces) butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup crushed thick ripple-cut potato chips
  1. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine butterscotch and chocolate chips. Microwave at 50% power for 1-3 minutes or until softened, stirring after each minute. Stir until smooth. Add peanuts and potato chips; mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Allow to harden. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Chocolate Crunch Patties in Country Woman Christmas 1996, p34

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