Salted Chocolate Tart with Kettle Chip Crust

Salted Chocolate Tart with Kettle Chip Crust. Get ready.

Salted Chocolate Tart with Kettle Chip Crust

Chocolate and salt. It’s epic. Now imagine chocolate, salt and a little bit of extra pizzazz from a potato chip. I mean, what more could  you POSSIBLY ask for in life.

A few months ago I headed up to one of my favorite cities in the whole country… Portland. I was there as a guest of Kettle Brand and it was my job to taste test each and every Kettle Chip ever created. Okay so no one actually asked me to do that, but I thought it was my civic duty to be well versed with every chip imaginable.

Salted Chocolate Tart with Kettle Sea Salt Chip Crust

For those of you who have never had a a Kettle Chip…. drop whatever you’re doing, run to the market, and grab at least 3 different varieties and take a bite. You life will forever change. I’m particularly fond of the Honey Dijon, Sea Salt and the Jalapeño Jack variety. They come in numerous sizes, and the one that says sharing size… it’s most definitely a single serving. So don’t feel guilty when you polish off a bag on your own. It’s no biggie in the grand scheme of life.

Potato Chip Crust

Anyways…. now that we’re all very aware of my Kettle Chips obsession… let’s move on to this tart.

Kettle Chips asked me to create a classic holiday recipe using a variety of chips. I racked my brain for days, and came up with about 2374 ideas that would be brilliant (in my humble opinion) but eventually settled on this classic Salted Chocolate Tart with Kettle Chip Crust. Say whaaaaaat. Things just got crazy.

I went there. I’m not turning back. And I can pinkie promise you that you’ll be totally into these. The extra hint of salt and flavor that comes from the chips is perfection alongside the decadent chocolate filling. Trust me. You need this in your life stat.

Salted Chocolate Tart with Kettle Chip Crust

Salted Chocolate Tart with Kettle Chip Crust


    For the Kettle Chip Crust
  • 1 "Sharing Size" bag Kettle Chips, Sea Salt flavor
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup AP flour
  • For the Chocolate Filling
  • 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 10 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • For the Chocolate Ganache topping
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy cream


    For the Kettle Chip Crust
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a food processor, pulse the potato chips until they are finely ground. Add the melted butter and flour and pulse for 30 seconds to combine.
  3. Press the potato chip crust into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch tart pan.
  4. Transfer to the pre-heated oven and bake for 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  5. For the Chocolate Filling
  6. Combine the cream and chocolate chips in a medium pot over medium heat and warm the cream until the chocolate starts to melt. Whisk these 2 ingredients together until completely smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla and salt and continue to whisk until smooth.
  7. Pour the Chocolate Filling mixture into the cooled tart shell and place it back into the oven and bake for 22-25 minutes. Remove it from the oven and let cool for 30 minutes.
  8. For the Chocolate Ganache topping
  9. Heat the cream in a small saucepan and add the chocolate. Whisk together over medium heat until the mixture is smooth and all the chocolate has melted.
  10. Pour this mixture over the middle of the chocolate tart and use an offset spatula to spread it around evenly.
  11. Let the entire tart chill overnight in the refrigerator.
  12. Dust with flaky sea salt before slicing and serving.
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62 thoughts on “Salted Chocolate Tart with Kettle Chip Crust

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  2. amazing …kettle chips are my fave…you did to mention black pepper!!

    this sounds incredible…i love seeing all of your creations…thank you for sharing

  3. This looks just like the kind of chocolate dessert I’ve had in mind to share at the family Christmas get-together. So I am eager to make this.
    I do have a question though. How many ounces in that “sharing” size bag of Kettle Chips? I can only get the regular 8.5 oz. bag at my local supermarket.

  4. Should the tart be removed from the pan before chilling and serving? Just not sure if the crust will hold up if I try to remove it before, but I don’t want it to get soggy either.

      • I think I may have messed up (typical!) somehow. My crust is cooling right now but was awful tggreasy/ buttery when I put it in the oven. Still looks kind of greasy and doesnt look at all like it will hold up. What happened? Any help would be great – Im taking to a NYE party tomorrow

        • Hi Megan! The crust is a bit greasy – it’s the nature of using potato chips. But it should hold up once it’s baked! And then when you add the chocolate ganache topping it will hold it together too!

          I usually leave it in the pie/tart pan when I cut it just to let it hold it’s shape!

          • When I pulled the crust out of the oven it still isn’t very solid — hope the filling will spread without pulling it apart. Cross your fingers!

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  6. Its sitting in my fridge cooling as I type! Had some extra melted white chocolate so drizzled that on top and didn’t have a tart tin so used a glass pie plate. Pretty sure it will still be yummy! Thanks for the great recipe!

  7. Mine is in the oven as I type! My only problem is that I have to wait until tomorrow to eat it! If it is 1/2 as good as the spatula I just liked it will be amazing!

  8. This tart looks so delicious that I decided I had to make it for Xmas dessert. I do have a silly question though. Do I need to prepare the tart pan in any way before putting the crust in? I wasn’t sure if it needed to be greased or anything so the crust doesn’t stick to the pan. I’ve never made a tart before so this should be interesting…

  9. I just want to be sure I read it right. For the filling there is only 1/4 cup of cream, correct?
    My chocolate is a little lumpy but I added oil and it should bake okay. I hope. In the oven now. Can’t wait to try it!

  10. I made this the other night and it was delicious… I had guests who couldn’t have eggs, so I substituted 1/2 cup of puréed tofu and it turned out great. Is there a secret for the crust? Mine was a little crumbly and doesn’t really stay on the tart when I cut it.

    • whoa! that is such a fun and unique substitution! love it!

      The crust is pretty crumbly – but that’s just what happens when you use potato chips :)

  11. I just made this to take to Christmas dinner tomorrow. It looks delicious. I have a couple of questions. I used unsweetened chocolate for the ganache. Is that different than bittersweet? The ganache is pretty bitter, will that be balanced by the filling? I’d love to taste it before I take it, but obviously can’t.

    • Hi Karen! Yes, the unsweetened chocolate will make it a bit more bitter – but I bet it’s still going to be delicious and it will absolutely be evened out with the filling

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  14. I made this for a family get-together – everyone loved it. I do have a question though – the potato chip crust totally fell apart when I removed this from the tart pan – any suggestions for keeping it on the tart?

    • Hi Barbara,

      The crust easily falls apart – I left the bottom of my tart pan on the tart and cut it from there so it stays in tact!! Hope that helps :)

    • Hey Katie! I haven’t tested it that way but I think it would be great! Probably a bit less oily too – so that could be great!

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  16. This looks amazing! Do you think this would work in mini-muffin form? I’d love to make it for Easter (but am afraid if I make it as a tart some choc-o-holic (me!?) might overindulge! Thanks!

  17. This was very tasty! We made some caramel to drizzle on top and mixed a little chilli powder and espresso into the ganache. It was great!

  18. I both love and hate you. But mostly, LOVE. I think I have dies and gone to sweet and salty heaven…..Thank goodness for you!

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