Dark Chocolate Sweet Potato Chips

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Bowl of homemade Dark Chocolate Dipped Sweet Potato Chips

I’m sure at this point you’re thinking I’ve totally lost my mind. Well in that case, fair enough. But if I could just reach through the screen and hand you one of these chips, one bite in you’d be singing a different tune. These chips are nothing short of a flavor masterpiece.

Sliced sweet potato and melted chocolate for making a simple and healthy dessert

Ironically, these chips almost didn’t happen. I was dipping other things in chocolate this week – a recipe you’ll find on Saturday – and at the same moment I was pulling some sweet potato rounds out of the oven for a different recipe. But instead of going ahead with my plan of drenching them in almond butter and honey, I decided to dunk them in the dark chocolate instead.

WIN. One bite, whoa – we’re goin’ all in.

Plate of Dark Chocolate Sweet Potato Chips for a healthy snack

Holding up a Dark Chocolate Sweet Potato Chip alongside a bowl of more of them

The chips have the perfect amount of crunch thanks to plenty of time spent roasting in the oven, and a touch of saltiness to offset the sweetness of both the potato and the chocolate.

I’m a firm believer in the idea that anything dipped in chocolate is generally a good idea, especially peanut butter things. But sweet potatoes take chocolate dipping to a whole new level. This is one of my best discoveries yet.

Friends, behold the new face of chocolate-covered dessert.

Batch of our Dark Chocolate Sweet Potato Chips on light and dark backgrounds

Bowls of Dark Chocolate Baked Sweet Potato Chips for a healthy movie night snack

Dark Chocolate Sweet Potato Chips

Crispy baked sweet potato chips dusted in sea salt and dipped in creamy dark chocolate. A sophisticated vegan, gluten-free dessert that requires just 5 ingredients.
Author Minimalist Baker
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Overflowing bowl of Dark Chocolate Baked Sweet Potato Chips
4.8 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 (servings)
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? Best when fresh

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes (organic if possible)
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1/2 scant tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup chopped dairy-free dark chocolate (at least 70% cacao)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (176 C).
  • Wash and scrub your sweet potatoes clean, removing any areas that are bruised. Thinly slice your sweet potatoes with a knife or mandolin. I don't own a mandolin, so I opted for a large knife. You don't necessarily want your chips paper thin, but rather closer to the width of a quarter or slightly more. If they're too thick they take longer to crisp up in the oven.
  • In a large bowl or on a slightly greased baking sheet, toss your sweet potatoes in oil and then add in sea salt and ground cinnamon. Toss to coat.
  • Arrange your sweet potatoes in a single layer on multiple baking sheets and cook for 30-45 minutes, flipping once or twice to ensure even cooking. Cooking time will depend on the thickness of your chips and how evenly your oven cooks.
  • Twenty five minutes into your cooking time, melt your chocolate over a double boiler or in 20-30 second increments in the microwave. Turn heat to low to keep warm until chips are ready, or re-microwave if it hardens.
  • Once your chips are crisp, remove from oven and immediately dip into chocolate. Set on a parchment-lined surface or a cooled baking sheet to cool.
  • These are best eaten fresh. To store, let cool completely and then place in a bag or container slightly sealed. Putting them in the fridge will cause them to get soggy.

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition (1 of 6 servings)

Serving: 1 serving Calories: 231 Carbohydrates: 30 g Protein: 3 g Fat: 10 g Saturated Fat: 6 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Fiber: 3 g Sugar: 14 g

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  1. Emily says

    I made these this evening and they were delicious. However without tongs it was pretty hard dipping the potatoes in the chocolate because they were so hot!

  2. C says

    You’re not alone! I love sweet potato and peanut/almond butter or dark chocolate. I also love baking whole sweet potatoes and then putting a piece of 100% cocoa dark chocolate in the middle – it melts and is so delicious! I’ll have to try this – I imagine the flavor is similar but the texture quite different.

    Absolutely love your blog, btw! Bookmarked more recipes than I can ever possibly make! :) Like you, I’m not vegan but love eating plant-based a lot of the time.

  3. Ann Goody says

    If all goes well I will be making these tomorrow, I have 2kg of sweet potatoes and plenty of chocolate. Fridays fish and chips might not have any room.

  4. PepperCulpepper says

    These look amazing. I’ve just printed the recipe and am headed toward the kitchen to make these right now!

  5. Debbie says

    Just made these!
    They taste delicious and I love the combo! I added a bit of salt right after I dipped them, mmmm!
    But I’m not so good at slicing so most of my chips are half burnt :( errr I’m going to find someone to slice them for me next time so I have more to enjoy :)

  6. Shonalika says

    Yes. I need these in my life. Didn’t even think you were crazy for a moment – I used to have sweet potato porridge frequently through winter and loved to dump chocolate chips into it. This looks like the perfect way to get the same flavours into a sweet summer treat:D

  7. Verena says

    wow, it looks amazing and it tastes even better than i expected. one of my favorite dessert recipes, for sure! my husband and i are licking our fingers here! thank you and congratulations on the blog. i just found out about it and i’m loving everything about it!

    hugs from brazil!!

  8. Jeannette says

    These are AWESOME!!! Thanks for providing such an easy to follow recipe. Mine turned out very pretty, just like the pictures, and they were OH SO GOOD!

  9. Pnina says

    I generally get a little frustrated by recipe comments posted prior to poster having tried the recipe, but I’m sorry, after seeing this recipe, my love for you Dana was confirmed!

    I think you really rock!

  10. Anne says

    Yes! I just discovered this flavor combo the other day when i was snaking on store bought sweet potato chips and an 86% cacao dark chocolate bar. I love love love the bitterness of dark chocolate but 86% was just a tad bit too bitter to eat alone. So this inspired the combo as i noticed that the lingering sweetness of the sweet potato made the bitter chocolate taste lovley. I tried them together and it was magic! I immediately had to see if others put this combo together! I am so excited to try this recipe!

  11. hillary says

    I always love to read your Blog and I have been making sweet potato chips with chocolate for years, always love them. I also bake my sweet potatos and place chocolate chips and coconut in them – really yummy too.

  12. Jess says

    How strange and wonderful – never in a million years would I have thought of such a thing, but now I’m dying of curiousity to try them. Fantastic idea – keep ’em coming! ;)

  13. Tina @foodfortina says

    Lovely recipe! I love sweet potato chips, and I love anything dipped in chocolate, so this recipe is definitely a winner! Thanks for sharing :)

  14. Amanda Martin says

    I made pancakes with these flavors a few months ago. Soooooo good. These are beautiful, and chocolate covered chips are always a good idea. Always. :)

  15. Eileen says

    Hey, it’s ok–we’ve all lost our minds here. :) Sweet potato and chocolate sounds super intriguing, especially with cinnamon–almost like a mole in a chip!

  16. Lindsay says

    I think i’ve over used the word “amazing” when commenting on your daily recipes. But there’s nothing that compares. These look aahhhmazing.

  17. De says

    SOOOO EXCITED TO TRY THIS! I LOVE SWEET POTATOES! & COMBINED WITH DARK CHOCOLATE! :) YOU’VE OUTDONE YOURSELF WITH THIS ONE!!

    (can you sense my excitement lol)

  18. Kiran S says

    WOW. These sound ahh-mazing! Can’t wait to try them!!
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    *on my way to pick up sweet potatoes from the grocery store* :)

  19. Averie @ Averie Cooks says

    Stunning. I just pinned them a few times on boards. I mean, just spectacular. That opening photo—I would frame it & hang it in my living room :)

  20. Morgan says

    I adore chocolate covered potato chips! The sweet-salty combo is one of my favorites. I’ve never thought to sub sweet potato though. Genius! Thanks for sharing :)

  21. Erika says

    You are a GENIUS! I just made sweet potato fries last night and sadly, didn’t think to dunk them in chocolate. These sound so delicious.

    Also, I have been pouring through your blog resources for tips as I move to a self-hosted wordpress and they have been fantastically helpful. So, thank you! :)

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Erika, glad you think I haven’t lost my mind! As well, so happy to hear you’ve found our blog resources helpful. We’ll be building them up over the next few months, but please feel free contact me or John if you’re looking for further assistance or guidance.

  22. Caitlin says

    you know, this makes perfect sense to me! back in the day, i used to LOVE dipping french fries into chocolate milkshakes. it’s that sweet and salty combo to a delicious, albeit weird, extreme. at least with these, you get a jolt of vitamin a with eat bite ;) and dark chocolate is a million times healthier than a wendy’s frosty ;)

  23. Leisa says

    Wow! I would never have thought to put sweet potatoes with chocolate, but it totally makes sense, and they look so delicious! Thanks for the inspiration!

  24. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says

    Those are some seriously ingenious little chips. I love the chocolate dipped edges. Looks gorgeous. Would also be cool to serve on Halloween.

  25. Kier says

    Yum. My husband and I are hosting 52 dinners this year and this creativly simple dessert will have to be at one of our next brunches.