Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
- 8 ounces white baking chocolate squares
- 1-1/2 cups crushed salted plain potato chips
- 1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries, squeezed dry in paper towels
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup (about) miniature chocolate chips, cold from the refrigerator
Slowly melt the white chocolate in the microwave, over a double-boiler, or on the stove-top. Be careful to melt it slowly so it does not scorch and seize up (get hard).
Stir in potato chip crumbs and pecans. Fold in cherries (be sure they are very dry or they will cause the chocolate to get hard prematurely). Working quickly, drop by the teaspoonful onto prepared pan. Sprinkle tops with cold miniature chocolate chips and gently press in to adhere.
Refrigerate candies until firm.
Yield: 3 to 4 dozen candies
Note: Do not be tempted to stir in the chocolate chips. Even the slightest warmth of the mixture will cause the chips to melt.
Potato Chip White Chocolate Candies Recipe Photo © 2008 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.