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Dec 30

Caramel Potato Chip Bark

Jordan thinks that her doll, Jenny, is her daughter. That’s how she refers to her, as “her daughter.” Deep down, I think she knows that Jenny is just a doll…but don’t you dare let her hear you say that out loud.

She’s never really been SO attached to any one thing before. We got lucky when she was a baby – all those loads of beautiful baby blankets we got for her sat, unused, in her closet while she sucked her thumb and clutched her beloved baba (pronounced “bubba”) which was, in reality, a cloth diaper I had bought several packs of during her first year of life when my clothes, my hair, and my couch was covered in spit-up.

The biggest problem we had with the babas was when Gerber changed the weave of the cloth diaper, around age 2. From then on, we had a dozen babas and we treated them like precious gold. Only a few remain.

But…back to the doll, er, my granddaughter. She goes everywhere with us. And I mean everywhere. Mel sometimes takes Jordan to dance class and holds Jenny on his lap. At her recital last week, my husband took a certain amount of heckling from the other dads…asking how his doll is, and did he have his doll with him.

At this point, Jenny is looking a bit rough. We are planning to stop at the American Girl store when we are in Southern California next summer, because she needs her ears pierced, to match Jordan. (Seriously. I am not kidding.) And, I have a feeling Jenny is also going to need a beauty shop consult as well. Her hair is becoming…unruly.

I can only assume that the next thing Jordan will want to do with her daughter is bake.

Because chocolate and butter go so well with synthetic hair and body stuffing.

Have you ever made dessert with potato chips? No? You need to start. NOW. I’ve been wanting to make the leap forever, especially since seeing my friends Sally and Hayley make cookies. Ashton made fudge with caramel and chocolate and potato chips…and I’m figuring that’s where this came to my brain from. Because it’s her fudge…in bark form.

I love making bark. LOVE. It’s so easy and fast and it’s delicious. Potato chips and chocolate and caramel make this totally addicting. Like…I’m so addicted to chips and chocolate that I can NEVER buy chips again ever. Because, you know me. The next thing I’ll be doing is melting chocolate chips and dunking the chips in it.

Or maybe that’s okay? Like Jordan calling me grandma on a daily basis?

Caramel Potato Chip Bark

Caramel Potato Chip Bark


  • 30 Caramel Kisses, chopped
  • 1 bag milk chocolate chips
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits
  • 2 cups potato chips, broken (but not too small)


  1. Assemble all your ingredients before starting. Line a large cookie sheet with wax paper.
  2. Melt milk chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl on 50% power for about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Spread in a thin layer on your cookie sheet.
  3. Sprinkle with Caramel Kisses, toffee bits, and potato chips.
  4. Melt white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl on 50% power for about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Spread on top of chips. Place in refrigerator to harden. Break into pieces and serve.

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48 comments on “Caramel Potato Chip Bark

  1. Um, I am IN LOVE with this. That gooey pocket of caramel seeping out, screaming “LICK ME!!” next to a salty potato chip on a boat of chocolate? I need. Also, I lol’d at J calling you grandma. I always talk to Mannie and call myself his mother, but when MY mom wants to see Mannie, I get all awkward like, I don’t want to call you grandma, but you kind of are.. haha. #firstworldproblems

  2. My niece has a blanket which is now in two parts she won’t get rid of…

    I have never tried chips and chocolate yet… these do look dangerously delicious.

  3. Um, YES. You totally “one-uped” my Milk Chocolate Potato Chip Bark from last month. That caramel… droooool.
    I hear those American Girl dolls are quite the trend! I used to read the books when I was in elementary school. I’m sure my parents are thankful that the dolls & all their accoutrements didn’t come out until a bit later. :)

  4. Wow! I love sweet and salty combos, I’m sure I’d love this. Better try it!

  5. Ohhhhhh that sounds good . By the way there is lots of tips on Pinterest and such on way to fix up them special granddaughters. Like how to make the hair good as new… :-) might be worth a look, Happy New Year.

  6. At least she’s getting as much use as she can out of that doll! (Would you ever buy her another? Or would she even ask?)
    I think combining potato chips and caramel is genius.

  7. Heaven help me Dorothy! I’m trying to watch what I eat! Pinned anyways 😉

  8. Oh my gosh. The caramel dripping out! I can’t even tell you how much I love Caramel Hershey Kisses :) As Guy would say, “On point!”

    (Can you tell food network is back in my life? 😉 )

  9. haha! At least she is definitely getting your money’s worth out of the doll right? My daughter has one that has helped us “bake” before in their matching aprons. I think its adorable that your husband will sit with it on his lap at dance class….dad of the year points to him for sure!!! And chocolate and chips…best ever! I love sweet and salty desserts the most :-)

  10. aw that is so cute! My kid has a hand made minion from despicable me, he calls him George and he loves that thing! And chocolate and chips is practically better than anything else.

  11. glad you jumped on the potato chip bandwagon Dorothy! I don’t think i’ll ever hop off of it. I love sweet/salty and crunchy potato chips mixed with caramel and chocolate just makes sense!!

  12. Oh this looks amazing! Just the right amount of sweet and salty :)

  13. No way–this is one of those combos you don’t think of but makes perfect sense! Yum-o!!! And piercing her ears… ha ha that kills me! :)

  14. Happy New Year, Dorothy! This looks fabulous. Such a good daddy to keep Jordan’s daughter on his lap. 😉 Hope your year is filled with many blessings!

  15. Oh. My. Word. My salty/sweet tooth is going crazy over this! I am a chip aholic and I bet they are fabulous combined with chocolate!

  16. What’s wrong with dipped potato chips in chocolate??? It’s genius! What a perfect bark. Salty, sweet, easy, fun and delicious. I love hearing my Jordan and her baby! I didn’t know you could go get dolls ears pierced! I’m just not up on the American Girl stuff! I have lots to learn! For now, I’ll just eat chips and chocolate. Happy New Year!

  17. Love the salty and sweetness of this bark! Genius!!

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  19. Potato chips, toffee, caramel….trouble. YUM!

  20. O.M.G. I need to get on this potato chip candy thing, ’cause this stuff looks awesome. Dangerous, but awesome. And I’m laughing at your doll story. With a little boy, we don’t get to play with dolls, but Doodle keeps telling me about what he’s going to do when he “gets” a baby. It’s sort of giving me heart palpitations.

  21. At least Jenny is a real doll and not a creepy imaginary friend. I think I could sit and eat all this bark at one time! I have a recipe from my Grandma’s called Refrigerator Potato Chip Cookies. They are killer!

  22. Oh my goodness, another week of you making me speechless! This looks so mouthwatering. The drooling caramel makes me lick my screen!
    Thank you for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza – hope to see you there again this week with more deliciousness :)

  23. I don’t allow myself to buy bags of chips; if I do I will eat the ENTIRE bag in one sitting and not even notice until it’s empty. I have a feeling that the same thing would happen if I made this bark…which I will because it sounds awesome!

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