No Bake Potato Chip Chocolate Bites

Food & Beverage

December 6, 2021

When my grandma was moving to her condo she gifted me a stack of her Country Women Christmas books from the 90’s and they are FULL of amazing church cookbook style recipes. Some of them are scary jello’s with floating fruits in them but other recipes like these no bake potato chip chocolate bites are absolutely amazing.

I love a good cookie, like this recipe here, but sometimes when you don’t have to fire up the oven and monitor things carefully it’s just nice to make some good old fashioned no bake items. The original recipe came Nancy Currie from Schaller, Iowa in the 1996 issue of Country Woman Christmas. I found that I needed way more potato chips than the recipe called for to get things to hold together. I like things a bit more on the saltier side too so adding more chips definitely benefited these chocolate bites.

Easy Baking Recipe with Chocolate

These bites are a little nostalgic for me too. I remember at Joe and I’s wedding my grandma (the same one who gifted me these books) made Joe and I a dessert buffet that was seriously about 20 feet long. She started testing things out a year in advance and by the time the wedding came she bite size desserts ready to go for a couple hundred people. By the way, this was on top of the arrangements she made and runners she stitched. I’m not kidding you, she had an entire table set up in her basement as a test run for the big day. It was amazing. Anyway, one of the desserts she made were chocolate covered potato chips. She dunked individual Pringle chips into milk chocolate and let them harden. They were a crowed favorite.

This recipe is a little less labor intensive as the chips are crushed and theres an added texture of peanuts to the mix. This recipe can be easily doubled and it would be great if you assemble cookie trays for parties and gifts.

Potato Chip No Bake Bars

These no bake potato chip chocolate bites come together in under ten minutes. You basically melt the chocolate and mix it all into a bowl. I do not have a microwave so I melted the chocolate in a bowl on top of simmering water but you could easily microwave the chocolate low and slow stirring in between intervals.

I used Aldi brand ruffled potato chips for this recipe and I double the recipe using up the entire bag of chips. I crushed them lightly in the bag as I wanted a more textured consistency to the bites rather than small crumbs. These melt in your mouth and you will be glad you made a double batch because I think I ate five of them as I was packing them up for friends.

Homemade no bake desserts

My pal Shawn hooked me up with a recipe plugin for the blog so now you can easily print and save recipes here. I am going to make it my after holiday project to update old recipes but in the meantime here is the templates big debut!

Scroll down for full instructions on how to prepare and print!

For more cookie recipes check out:

Egglass Sugar Cookies
Grandma Ethel’s Cookies
Cranberry Christmas Cookies

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4 Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Crunch Patties

This recipe involves four ingredients and comes together in under 5 minutes. Makes large quantities so it's perfect for handing out in cookie platters and to share with friends.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 48 Patties


  • 2 Cups Butterscotch Chips
  • 1 Cup Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1.5 Cups Roasted Peanuts
  • 2.5 Cups Potato Chips, Crushed but not into Crumbs


  • In a non reactive bowl melt the chips by stirring constantly over simmering water until silky smooth (double broiler)
  • Add in the peanuts and crushed chips. Stir until completely combined. If it seems like there is too much chocolate, add more crushed chips.
  • Using a large spoon or tablespoon, scoop up the chocolate mixture and drop onto waxed paper.
  • Leave to dry about 2 hours until firm enough to stack into goodie bags.
Keyword Chocolate, Cookie, No Bake, Salty Sweet

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Recipe Rating

  1. Kelly Roberts says:

    5 stars
    Cant wait to try these!! Thank you!

  2. Sharon says:

    Yummy! Will definitely be making these!

  3. Lynn says:

    Just made these and so good. Thanks for sharing!

  4. 5 stars
    These No Bake Potato Chip Chocolate Bites are the perfect combination of salty and sweet, and the fact that they’re no-bake means less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the holiday season with loved ones! Plus, the added texture of peanuts and ruffled potato chips make them even more delicious. A true crowd-pleaser for any holiday party!

  5. 5 stars
    The combination of salty potato chips and sweet chocolate is a delightful surprise for the taste buds. Your recipe brilliantly combines the crunch of chips with the richness of chocolate, and I can only imagine how addictive these bites must be.

  6. Jane H says:

    Excellent recipe! I melt the chips in the microwave. Aldi ingredients all the way!

    Thank you for an easy recipe that is loved by all.

Abigail Albers       Author

Abby is a wife and mother, antique shopper, entrepreneur, gardener, sheep lady, sequin enthusiast and your Midwest Martha Stewart Wannabe.. Follow her on instagram @adventuresinabbyland.

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