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Sweet twist on dip for chips

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For a delicious blast of sweet and salty, try chocolate-dipped potato chips as a snack or light dessert. Topped with crushed nuts, salt and cayenne pepper, these treats pair nicely with a bold red wine or beer.

Chocolate-Dipped Kettle Chips

Recipe adapted from the March 2009 issue of Every Day With Rachael Ray magazine

4 ounces dark chocolate, broken into small pieces

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

9-ounce bag salted kettle-cooked potato chips

Chopped pistachios for sprinkling

Coarse salt for sprinkling

Cayenne pepper for sprinkling

Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper.

In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate and vegetable oil. Microwave on high, stopping to stir every 30 seconds, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until chocolate is melted and smooth.

One at a time, dip chips into the melted chocolate and set on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with one of the toppings – pistachios, salt or cayenne. Repeat with remaining chips. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Yield: 6 servings.

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