Enjoy a Dip with Chocolate Tortilla Chips
Believe it or not, at least one company actually markets chocolate tortilla chips. But what kind of dips do you eat them with? And what about nachos?
I have to admit, when I first heard about chocolate tortilla chips, the first thing I thought of was something I called choco nachos when I was a kid. Now, I'm not talking about Klondike's Choco Tacos, which you can rarely find these days; those are different, and we'll speak of them anon.
No, my choco nachos were tortilla chips with chocolate syrup poured on them. Don't try this at home, kids. I can't imagine now why I liked them then, but maybe it was that sweet/salty knockout combo you get when you bite into them. Of course, if you like that sort of thing, go for it.
The Real McCoy
I don't know why I should ever be surprised when someone markets an unusual chocolate-flavored food. I mean, come on: chocolate seaweed. Chocolate and bacon candy bars. Chocolate Pop Rocks. Inhalable chocolate. And so on. But I was a bit surprised when I saw chocolate-flavored tortilla chips in the store.
The ones I found are made by a company called FoodShouldTasteGood (all one word). What do they taste like? Like salty tortilla chips with a rather faint cocoa aftertaste. Unlike my choco nachos, they're not sweet at all, which may turn some of my readers off. But I think they're pretty good.
I thought that they would taste better with a dip, though, and I found that someone had already experimented with a tasty peanut butter hummus dip for these chips. Yes, you read that right. Peanut butter hummus dip. Yep.
Foodies do like to play around with unusual flavor combinations that don't include chocolate, as horrifying as that may seem.
Here's what you need for the above dip:
A can of white kidney beans
4 tablespoons of smooth peanut butter
1 teaspoon of powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/8 cup of water
Just toss the beans into a blender, and use the pulse setting to puree them while slowly pouring in the water. Then add the other ingredients, and blend until the concoction is smooth. Then start dipping! I tried this, and it actually is very tasty.
Real Chocolate Nachos
Or you can actually try creating honest-to-goodness chocolate nachos. If the chocolate syrup and regular tortilla chip concept turns you off, try slathering your cocoa-fortified tortilla chips with "salsa" made from strawberry preserves, "cheese" made from shredded coconut, and sweet (rather than sour) cream.
I haven't tried this one, but it sounds like a great sweet and salty dessert. The creator of this recipe also suggests topping the chocolate tortilla chips with diced mango, to add an exotic tang to the dish.