Jan 28

Baked Ricotta with Dark Chocolate Sweet Potato Chips

I made ya dip.

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If you notice that the blog got a facelift…that means I love you.  Because that means you’ve been reading this blog long enough to know what it used to look like.  Some of you have been here since the early days (3 1/2 years ago) and I am so grateful to get to write these posts and so grateful that you come back to read them.  I love you for making my life feel full. 

I wish I could hug you.  And deliver homemade baked goods to your doorstep.  And bring you you iced coffee from your favorite coffee shop.  Just know I adore you for coming back week after week to see little glimpses of what the inside of my head looks like.

baked ricotta with dark chocolate sweet potato chips

For the redesign I worked with Lindsay at Purr Designs and I can not say enough good things about her.  She took a cluttered Pinterest mood board and turned it into a blog design that I’m in love with.  And a recipe page that is actually functional (FINALLY!!!!).

If you are in need of a blog redesign, she’s your girl.

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I had every intention of celebrating the blog redesign with a ridiculous cake.  But chocolate and cheese will do.  I’ve always been a lover of the chocolate + cheese combo.  My go-to after-school snack in high school was a trail mix of sorts made with chocolate chips + string cheese + umm…goldfish.  This is a slightly classier version of that combo.

And it comes at a perfect time because the Superbowl is upon us and you need dip.  And life needs chocolate.

I mean.  This dip has everything.  Sweet, salty, creamy.

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I made these sweet potato chips drenched in chocolate awhile ago.  My plan was to use them to top cupcakes.  But that didn’t go as planned (aka we ate them all before I got the chance to bake the cupcakes).

I still want to top cupcakes with these.  Or maybe make a sweet potato muffin topped with chocolate frosting topped with crushed sweet potato chips.  I think I should move boldly in the direction of that dream of a treat. 

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But for now, we have cheesy dip with crunchy chocolate covered chips.  If you’re looking for people to say things like, “whoa, that’s weird”…make this dip. 

You take a chip, dip it into the hot dip, and you try to eat the whole thing before the chocolate melts.  It’s like my definition of fun.

If you wanna drink this with wine…that is fine.

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Baked Ricotta with Dark Chocolate Covered Sweet Potato Chips

Yield: 3 cups baked ricotta dip

Prep Time: 20

Cook Time: 25

Total Time: 45


15 oz whole milk ricotta

4 oz sharp cheddar, grated

4 oz cream cheese

1 cup dark chocolate chips

4 oz Sweet Potato Chips (I used Terra's Sea Salt Chips)


1. Melt chocolate chips until smooth (I used the microwave; heating in 30 second increments).

2. Dip sweet potato chips into the melted dark chocolate and place on wax paper to allow the chocolate to harden.

3. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

4. In a bowl, combine cheeses.  Grease an oval baking dish with olive oil and scoop in cheese.  Bake for 25 minutes.  During the last 5 minutes of baking, turn on your broiler and place the cheese dip directly under your broiler until the top is turning golden brown.

5. Serve warm with chocolate covered sweet potato chips on the side.

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P.S. During the blog redesign I learned I was using a less that optimal email subscription service.  So I had to switch email subscription providers and in the transition we lost about 300 email subscribers.  Boo.  But so it goes.  If you’ve signed up to let me bombard your inbox 3 times/week and you didn’t get this post in your inbox…you may need to resubscribe if you’d like me to continue bombarding your email.


22 comments on “Baked Ricotta with Dark Chocolate Sweet Potato Chips”

  1. The blog redesign looks amazing- love it! And in this recipe you basically combined my two favorite things- cheese + chocolate= <3

  2. Love the new design, Kylie! And as usual your (evil) genius flavour combinations are tugging at my stomach-strings. Sweet potato + chocolate + cheese? Perfect! Can’t wait to get it in mah belly! 

  3. Kylie!! The new design is gorgeous! It has been so fun following along your journey over the years and seeing the blog and you grow! You have been such an inspiring blogger to me and I am sure so many others. The new layout is awesome and clean and I am loving the colors :) Oh and this dip…holy cow. Cheese + chocolate is the ultimate combo and I never would have thought of a recipe like this. So creative so delicous. Pinning! 

  4. Love your redesign! This recipe looks amazing! I would NEVER think to put these ingredients together but it sounds and looks delicious! I can’t wait to give this a try…perhaps this would be a tasty Super Bowl treat over here :) Thanks for sharing! 

  5. This new design is INCREDIBLE! Fits your sparkle, your cookie ebook right in that little sidebar, and mwah – I want iced chais and homemade goods right next to you (or wine and this dip and cupcakes).

    Love following you along making this place more beautiful and tasty!

    P.S. Love the tab “Cool Things To Buy!” haha! Can’t wait for the cookie dough ebook on Friday!!

  6. LOOOOVE the new design!!  And this recipe.  And you!

  7. Whoaaaaa what?! This recipe just blew my mind!  I would never consider that combo together but now I am!  PS.  The new design looks incredible!

  8. DUDE. I LOVE YOUR NEW SITE DESIGN. IT’S SO GORGEOUS. And this recipe!!!! Talk about the perfect kickoff for your GORGEOUS layout!! Seriously, love the colors, the sparkles, the layout, the font, your new sidebar layout, EVERYHING!!! CAN’T STOP USING CAPS BECAUSE SO MUCH <33333

  9. I LOVE the new look!  It’s so pretty and clean :)

  10. IN LOVE with the new look! =)

  11. Give me all these chips. They look so good I would even watch football for them! That’s saying something. The blog looks amazing and I can’t think of a better celebratory meal than this one to honor it!

  12. Hi, love your new design.. just want to suggest adding Pinterest button to all the pics so its easier to pin vs scrolling all the way down to end of page.. maybe just me ..i guess im super lazy =)

  13. LOVE the new look – the colors and layout are wonderful! 

    And omg those chips. AND that dip. I’m not sure how you managed to put all my favorite things together, but I’m so glad you did. 

  14. your blog looks awesome!! those color combos are wonderful…and i love how you celebrated with chocolate and cheese..

  15. Love the redesign! I would never think to put all of these flavors together, but these are a few of my favorite things.. chocolate, sweet potatoes, and cheese.. so I must try!

  16. I HAVE to make that! It’s so simple, but thank you for the idea! :D

  17. Holy moly this looks good. Such a unique pairing. I’m scared to make it though because I have a feeling I’m going to fall in love and want to face plant into it!

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