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Potato Chip Clusters Recipe

Potato Chip Clusters Recipe

Just three offbeat ingredients add up to one unique, delectable, no-bake treat. These super-easy, sweet-and-salty candy clusters make for merry munching during holiday trips or parties. They travel well in containers without melting or getting soft. —Donna Brockett, Kingfisher, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:36 servings


  • 9 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 2 cups coarsely crushed ridged potato chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • 1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt white chocolate. Stir in potato chips and pecans. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until set. Yield: about 3 dozen.

Recipe Note

Test Kitchen Tips

  • Try shoestring potatoes or Fritos (yes, Fritos!) in place of potato chips.
  • For easy grab-and-go treats, drop straight into muffin liners.
  • Nutritional Facts

    1 each: 33 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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    Elaine35 User ID: 1586661 269703
    Reviewed Jul. 19, 2017

    "I have made these for years and they are sooo good."

    lbroadh2o User ID: 7201056 259938
    Reviewed Jan. 19, 2017

    "This definitely deserves 5 stars. It is simple and quick. It's also delicious. My local store was out of the baking chocolate bars so I used Ghiradelli white chocolate baking chips and they worked great. For simplicity, I placed mini muffin liners in mini muffin tins before dropping by tablespoonfuls. It made for easier transport to the fridge to set. I have made this several times and have got the 3 dozen each time. I think the size depends on what size you crunch the potato chips and nuts.

    Taste of Home Volunteer Field Editor"

    Appy_Girl User ID: 1132413 258702
    Reviewed Dec. 27, 2016

    "The 5 star rating for this recipe is easily earned. Just 3 Ingredients never tasted so good. The Mixture quickly sets up which makes it a perfect choice for a last minute treat. The small clusters are sweet, salty and slightly crunchy. Be sure to double the recipe as the original makes under 2 dozen treats. I dressed mine up with a few chocolate chips just to add a bit of color and I also added a tsp of Vanilla to the melted white chocolate. It has been requested for next years Tray of Chocolates.

    Taste of Home Volunteer Field Editor"

    MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 258121
    Reviewed Dec. 14, 2016

    "I made these for a party last night and they are not only quick and easy but delicious. I followed the recipe but my white chocolate came in a 20 oz. package so I just cut it in half. The recipe only made 20 clusters. I will probably double it next time. We loved the sweet/salty flavor. I highly recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor."

    whoknew? User ID: 3643851 245016
    Reviewed Mar. 6, 2016

    "Several people asked for recipe at a party where I took them. I used a mix of dark & mint chocolate chips....didn't have white chocolate on hand. They were terrific! Thanks for this recipe."

    Srjr111 User ID: 8162463 243608
    Reviewed Feb. 10, 2016

    "These are VERY tasty & i agree with Bonnmarche...betcha can't eat just one! first batch I made I followed the directions to a 'T'. Second batch I made with milk chocolate and walnuts. Not nearly as good as the white chocolate. The white tasted very light. LOVE these little babies!"

    Brenda D User ID: 1438504 242537
    Reviewed Jan. 25, 2016

    "I love these! I made it as the directions said and then this weekend my son reminded me that he was supposed to take something for his FFA bake sale. I decided to dip whole potato chips individually in white chocolate and then drizzled them with some melted semi-sweet chips. We dipped a few as 1/2 & 1/2. The crumbs I mixed as samples to get people hooked. Everyone loved them and they sold out in no time!"

    bonnmarche User ID: 3060817 242028
    Reviewed Jan. 18, 2016

    "Sweet and Salty. I dare you eat just one. :)"

    cojon User ID: 1314238 242018
    Reviewed Jan. 18, 2016 Edited Jan. 19, 2016

    "My grandson prefers a "no salt" potato chip over regular salted, or lightly salted chips."

    turtlejean51 User ID: 8635246 242011
    Reviewed Jan. 18, 2016

    "Love your recipes. Always find something I want to try"

    mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 167510
    Reviewed Dec. 20, 2013

    "Yes! It is that easy! And everyone will be talking about them. Even people who THINK they won't like them can't eat just one. The first time I made them following directions exactly but had to substitute M&Ms for the nuts. Now I wouldn't dream of not adding candy-- using seasonal color gives that extra touch. Like others, I made out of need to use up chips, now they are a favorite!"

    terratoo User ID: 1743775 100268
    Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

    "I have made this recipe several times. great way to use up leftover chips too. I have made them in chocolate for our church's chocolate festival and sold out, terrific and so easy to make. Yummy!"

    Biscuit1323 User ID: 6507987 116198
    Reviewed Feb. 4, 2012

    "Very good and clever"

    Karen_Lancaster_PA User ID: 719156 161673
    Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

    "I first bought a bag of these at a church fundraiser because I was intrigued by the use of potato chips . . . they didn't last long! I just made a batch myself and am enjoying sharing them with others. I want to try freezing a few before they are gone to see how they hold up. That would be especially nice since they are dangerous to have hanging around the kitchen. I also plan to try making some with milk chocolate, a bit of peanut butter and chopped peanuts. Try it . . . you'll like it!"

    mcgeachy User ID: 6400902 162333
    Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

    "havnt made the recipe yet but sounds yummmy"

    Huntsberger User ID: 5724890 74489
    Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

    "I haven't officially made this receipt yet, I was looking it up, because my sister-in-law makes them every year for everybody and I love them."

    pdrer User ID: 3744847 146655
    Reviewed Dec. 9, 2009

    "This is wonderful and easy. I have made 5 batches in the last week for different events and everyone loves it and wants the recipe."

    Kelli F. User ID: 1506371 167508
    Reviewed Oct. 26, 2008

    "These are so easy to make and very tasty. I will be making these again, for sure."

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