According to the Foodimentary blog (and my Facebook newsfeed) yesterday was National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day. I understand why a PB&J would get its own national food celebration day. This sandwich is probably the most well known and definitely a well loved food combination. I read that a 2002 survey showed the average American school child will have eaten 2,500 PB&J sandwiches before graduating from high school.
Though I don’t recommend eating 2,500 of these, I’m going to make the case for another delicious food pairing to get its own national food celebration day: Chocolate Covered Potato Chips.
They are the perfect balance of sweet and salty and I love the crunch from the chips. And it takes less than five minutes to make.
Start with some crinkle cut potato chips. I think the plain kind are not as sturdy and may not be able to hold the chocolate and then you would have chip breakage. And no one likes that.
Melt some chocolate in a bowl and dip the chips. Wait about 15-20 for the chocolate to harden and enjoy. Or, if you are like me and can’t wait, eat like chips and dip.