Drew Swantak/Thrillist

Potato Chip Brownies Recipe

Total Time:  45 minutes
Yield:  9-12 brownies


  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups ruffled potato chips, roughly broken up


  • Heat the oven to 350°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Grease a 9-by-9-inch baking pan and line it with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • Combine the chocolate and butter in a medium saucepan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until evenly melted. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
  • Combine sugar, cocoa powder, espresso, and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Add eggs, vanilla, and melted chocolate; mix until uniform in color. Add flour and stir until just incorporated. Gently fold in 1 cup potato chips. Pour batter into the pan and even it out with a spatula. Top with remaining potato chips.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out clean, about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before cutting into 9 squares or 12 rectangles.