Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Anyone else a Top Chef fan? Yummmmmy!

I keep looking for an excuse to make these -- but my hips keep telling me NO! :)

Pretzel & Potato Chip Shortbread Cookie with Salted Caramel Chocolate Ganache

Prep Time: 45 Minutes
Total Time: Under 1 Hour
Skill Level: Moderate
Cost: Inexpensive

From: Chef Dale Talde
Top Chef, Season 8, Episode 10, Quickfire Challenge, Winner


* 2 bags potato chips
* 2 bags pretzels
* 3 ounces flour
* 2 pounds butter, melted
* 10 ounces sugar

Chocolate Ganache:

* 1 pound chocolate, chopped
* 10 ounces sugar
* 2 quarts cream



1. In a food processor, crush potato chips and pretzels.

2. In a mixing bowl, add chips and pretzels with flour, butter, and sugar.

3. In a sheet tray, add the mixture and bake in 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.

Chocolate Ganache:

1. Add sugar to pot and caramelize. Add cream and bring to a boil.

2. Whisk in chocolate.


1. Cool potato chip and pretzel mixture than brush with ganache. Cut out with ring mold


  1. Oh my...Potato Chips, Pretzels and Chocolate all in the same cookie, what a wonderful treat. I can't wait to make these cookies. Thank you so much for bringing them to Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  2. I know! I saw these when watching Top Chef and it was everything I love in one fabulous cookie. I am enthralled with the whole "sweet & salty" mix-up... I remember being a teenager and pouring a mixture of melted butter and sugar over top of saltine crackers and baking it, then snapping them apart for a sweet, salty, crispy YUM-fest! LOL

  3. Your recipe is dangerously yummy looking! I've never thought of potato chips and chocolate together...

  4. Oh my gosh, those look amazing! Chips, pretzels, AND chocolate? That sounds like the perfect dessert! I wish I had some right now, haha.

  5. I LOVE Top Chef! I can't believe he won that wasn't really even a cookie! But they look really good!