November 10, 2014

Salted Caramel Pita Chip Clusters

Pita Chip Clusters

Where there are families, there is snack food. No two ways about it. I’ve long advocated for generally healthy eating habits in our home and that includes an assortment of store-bought products we love. Some things are just better purchased than made at home! One of the things I buy are Stacy’s Pita Chips. They are made in small batches by hand and I never worry about giving them to my kids. We eat them plain or with hummus, or sometimes even with a caramel dip for dessert. To spice things up this holiday season my friends at Stacy’s came out with a delicious limited edition flavor. Salted Caramel Pita Chips! Seriously, they are as amazing as they sound.

To have a little fun I decided to use some of these chips to make my favorite ad-hoc holiday dessert. My friend Nicole once told me about them and I’ve been making them for a while. The general jist is combining small pieces of pita chips with melted chocolate and letting them harden in small scoops. They form little crunchy chocolate clusters that are heaven to snack on during the holidays! It is true that this takes the pita chip and makes it slightly more sugary and treat-like, but it’s the holidays so why not?

(Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Stacy’s Pita Chips, a product I love and whose philosophy I support. The recipe and opinions expressed are wholly my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make The Naptime Chef possible.)

Salted Caramel Pita Chip Clusters
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Ingredients

  • 12 ounces white chocolate (not white chocolate chips), finely chopped
  • 3 cups Stacy's Salted Caramel Pita Chips, crushed into pieces the size of corn flakes
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Place the chopped chocolate in a microwave-proof bowl. Heat it at 30-second intervals until it can be stirred smooth. Working quickly add the crushed pita chips and cranberries and fold them into the chocolate with a spatula. Then, use a cookie scoop to scoop mounds of the mixture onto the lined baking sheet. The mounds can be as large as you want, but I make them the size of a golf ball because that seems easiest to eat.
  3. Place the cookie sheet in a cool, dry place and allow to harden completely. Then lift off the lined sheet and serve.
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