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love at first bite: valentine’s day recipes

whether you’re celebrating valentine’s day or singles awarness day, there’s nothing like a good excuse to spread the love (without the handles). so we’re sharing some of our favorite sweet & savory popchips recipes, created by a few of our significant snackers. after all, sharing is caring… unless it’s your last chip!

kettle crunch cookies by the cravory

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ingredients:

  • 16 oz. unsalted butter
  • 24 oz. granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 28 oz. unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 oz. cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 oz. crumbled original potato popchips
  • 4 oz. crumbled katy’s kettle corn popchips
  • kosher salt to top

sugar glaze:

  • 5 oz granulated sugar
  • 2 oz water

directions:

  • preheat oven to 350 degrees. line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside to make sugar glaze: combine sugar and water in small saucepan on medium heat.  cook until sugar turns light amber color, about 6 minutes. keep warm. in stand mixer, cream butter and sugar with paddle attachment until light and fluffy- 5 minutes add eggs and vanilla extract until incorporated and fluffy- 1 minute in mixing bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and original pop chips and whisk together until thoroughly combined. add flour mixture to cream mixture in mixing bowl, mix until just combined, about 1 minute. take out completed dough and roll into even 2 oz dough balls.  chill dough balls. put crumbled katy’s kettle corn onto a sheet pan. roll dough balls first in warm sugar glaze then quickly onto crumbled kettle corn then into sheet pan.  repeat with all dough balls.  top each ball with kosher salt and place immediately into the oven for 8-10 minutes.

the cravorythe cravory cookies are the ultimate cookie experience, with a soft cookie center and perfectly baked surface that provides both a gooey and crisp cookie-eating adventure. cookie creations range from sweet and savory rosemary balsamic and pancakes and bacon, to classic chocolate chip with a twist and renditions of beloved flavors like red velvet. become a cravor and indulge in our cookie subscriptions or order a dozen of your favorite flavor. our unique cookies provide a playful & delicious edible luxury.  

salted caramel popchips treats by nutmegnanny

salted caramel popchips treats recipe

ingredients:

  • 1 (3.5 ounce) bag salted caramel or katy’s kettle corn popchips 
  • 1 (3 ounce) bag sweet potato popchips
  • 2 cups rice cereal
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) bag mini-marshmallows
  • dark chocolate, melted

directions:

  • while the popchips are in the bag crush them into crumbs. add to a measuring cup. you should have about 4 cups of crushed popchips. add in another 2 cups (or less) rice cereal until you have a total of 6 cups of crunchy filling. in a large non-stick skillet melt butter and add in mini-marshmallows. cook until the marshmallows melt and you have creamy mixture. pour in popchips/rice cereal mixture and stir to combine. let the mixture cool for about 2 minutes and then starts forming balls. scoop out 2 tablespoons of the mixture and roll into a ball. place onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. drizzle the tops with chocolate and let the chocolate cool before devouring.
peanut butter and potato chip truffles by wannabe chef
peanut butter chocolate truffle popchips

ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup crushed original popchips crumbs + more for dusting
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8oz chocolate chips

directions:

  • mix together the peanut butter, butter, and confectioners sugar. once mixed, add in the popchips crumbs and fold in until evenly distributed. roll the dough into 12 balls and place them on a baking tray. freeze for 15 minutes. meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips. once ready, individually roll the peanut butter balls in the chocolate until they’re completely covered. put them back on the baking tray and top with a little popchips crumbs.

dark chocolate dipped popchips by i heart wellness

dark chocolate dipped popchips

ingredients:

  • 2 squares of bakers chocolate {i used 72% dark chocolate}
  • 2 cups plain potato chips

directions:

  • melt chocolate. use a brush and paint a thick layer of dark melted chocolate on each chip, front and back. allow to air dry and serve when the chocolate has hardened.

want more to love? print out the image below to make your own valentine’s day cards! just print, cut, and personalize!

printable valentine's cards

share the love! tell us how you #bringthefun to valentine’s day!

bring the fun to the mountain

it’s sunny here at popchips’ san francisco headquarters, but we’re just as stoked as the next guy to pack our bags and hit the slopes for some good old fashioned winter fun.

we’re especially excited about some of our favorite mountain hot-spots (errr, cold-spots?) that we’ve teamed up with this season to make sure you’re snacking & skiing in-style all season!  so, whether you’re in the polar vortex, enjoying the blue skies of california, or somewhere in the middle, check out which mountains we think pop this season…

#bringthefun to the mountains

now it’s up to you.  show us how you #bringthefun to your favorite mountain by tagging your best snack shots on instagram or twitter.  earn your mountain bragging rights and get the chance to win the ultimate ski pack – including 4 tickets to your fave mountain.  click here for more details.

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the resort with the most uploads will be crowned “the number one-fun mountain”… equipped with a trophy and all.  now if we only had someone to volunteer to ride said trophy down a black diamond, while snacking on a bag of bbq popchips

#bringthefun to the mountain

resolutions, recipes, and jillian michaels

we’ve all been there. you make a new year’s resolution to eat better and suddenly get a serious craving for something crispy, crunchy, and delicious. instead of reaching for the snack that is full of fat, calories, and regret,  popchips and jillian michaels are here to keep you on the right track!

jillian michaels dishes delicious popchips recipes, with all the flavor and half the fat!
jillian michaels dishes popchips recipes, with all the flavor & half the fat!

never fried. never baked. with all the flavor and half the fat of fried chips, there’s no resolutions required with popchips! so bring the fun, not the fat, to your cravings with these delicious, waistline-friendly recipes from fitness and health guru, jillian michaels…

almond and popchips-crusted chicken breast 

jillian michaels' recipe: almond and popchips-crusted chicken breast

crusted with original popchips for added flavor and crunch

ingredients:

  • ½ cup unsalted almonds, toasted
  • ½ cup of original potato popchips
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4-to-5 ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

directions:

  • preheat oven to 425 degrees f. in the work bowl of a food processor, place the almonds, popchips, olive oil, lemon zest and juice, rosemary, garlic, and salt.  process until coarsely chopped; the mixture will be a thick paste. arrange the chicken breast halves in a baking dish. divide the almond paste and spread on the breasts; pat down to cover each breast completely. roast in the oven until cooked through and an instant-read thermometer reads 165 deg f. to 170 deg f., about 10 minutes. loosely tent with foil and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
  • click here for the printable recipe!

sweet & savory popchips chicken salad 

jillian michaels' recipe: sweet & savory popchips chicken salad

sweetened with katy’s kettle corn popchips

ingredients:

  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup plain fat-free greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup of crushed katy’s kettle corn popchips
  • 7 tablespoons (about 2 ounces) coarsely chopped smoked almonds
  • 6 cups mixed salad greens

procedure

  • fill a dutch oven two-thirds full of water; bring to a boil. wrap each chicken breast half completely and tightly in heavy-duty plastic wrap. add the chicken to boiling water. cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until a thermometer registers 165°. remove from pan, and let stand for 5 minutes. unwrap chicken and shred; refrigerate for 30 minutes or until cold. combine mayonnaise and the next 7 ingredients (through black pepper) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk until combined. add chicken, 1/3 cup celery, cranberries, and almonds; toss well to coat. cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. serve over salad greens.
  • click here for the printable recipe!

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pop your new year’s resolutions with jillian michaels

jillian michaels' new year's tipsguest blogger: jillian michaels shares her tips to bring the fun (not the fat) to 2014 – no new year’s resolutions required!

is it just me, or do new year’s resolutions have a bad reputation for being hard, boring, and the farthest thing from fun? well, i’m here to pop the fun into your new year’s with my top tips for bringing the fun (not the fat) to 2014!

1. have more fun with your fitness. mix up your routine! go for a hike, bike ride, try skiing or take your friends with you to the gym and try a new class.

2. don’t eliminate your favorite foods. enjoy foods that taste great and are better for you. popchips are a perfect example of my favorite go-to snack, because they have all the delicious flavor and half the fat of those greasy fried chips!

3. it’s not just about the cardio training. many people believe if they run for an hour they are shedding the pounds. the reality is, your body gets used to this type of activity. strength training four times a week is a great way to increase your metabolism by 6-7 percent!

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5 poppin’ new year’s eve party ideas

whether you’re going out or staying in, bring the fun to your new year’s eve  with our fun & easy ideas to get the party poppin!  ten…nine…eight…seven…six…

five.  celebrate royally with our metallic d-i-y crown made from recycled popchips bags.crownfinalcrown yourself by clicking here!

four. what’s better than snacking on katy’s kettle corn popchips while you wait for the new year? snacking on katy’s kettle corn popchips covered in edible glitter! just like the popstar, this festive party snack is fun, sparkly, and full of new year’s eve personality!glitterchipsadd a little glitz and glitter to your snacks here!

three. pop into the new year by…well…popping! these party poppers add the element of surprise to any new year’s eve shindig. countdown. pop. surprise!poppersfinalclick here to get poppin!

two. throwing a new year’s eve soiree and don’t know what to serve? these popchips appetizers are simple, delicious, and will make your friends think you have a professional chef hiding in the kitchen. amuse-bouche, anyone?midnightmunchclick here to get your midnight snack on!

one. now that you’ve crafted your way to the best new year’s eve party ever, welcome your friends into the new year with a custom sign that really pops!signfinalclick here for our festive new year’s eve sign how-to!

don’t forget to share your festive creations and poppin’ party pics with us using #bringthefun!

reindeer games and holiday fun

while rudolph may not have been allowed to play in any of the other reindeer games,  he is certainly welcome to join in ours!

make the holiday’s pop this year by adding some fun to your snacking traditions. whether you’re stringing katy’s kettle corn into a decorative garland or roasting chestnuts over an open fire, take a minute to enjoy these fun, brain-busting holiday word games.

let the holiday words pop of the page in this festive word search. can you find them all?

holiday wordsearch

don’t click here! these are the holiday word search solutions.

search over the river and through the woods for clues that will help you solve this holiday crossword puzzle:

holiday crossword

quick look away! these are the crossword solutions.

did you solve all our reindeer games? let us know by tweeting us @popchips or posting on our facebook page!

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