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Dark Chocolate Toffee Potato Chip Cookies

Furby.

He hath returned with a big, creepy, bird-like vengeance.

Furby and I go waaaaay back, let me tell you.

I remember seeing the Furby commercials and flipping my little kid shiz. I wanted some ugly square contraption of fur that giggled and burped cheerfully. I wanted my friends to have Furbies so our Furbies could communicate and we could have Furby-themed sleepovers in which we played well into the night with our pet Furbies, feeding them by pressing on their button tongue or scratching their weirdly robotic foreheads to hear them purr.

My mom, however, was hell-bent on destroying my Furby fantasies. She adamantly shot down my pleas for a Furby of my own, perhaps because moms have better judgment than their 10 year old daughters, but of course, I wanted a Furby so I wasn’t in the right mental state to understand I was being a lamewad idiot.

So she said I could buy my own Furby from whatever money ten year old’s make. And we stood in line for hours in the rain on Black Friday so I could get my Furby for $30. THIRTY DOLLARS. (Mind you, their regular price is $60 and that’s just like, illegal).

Anywho, so I finally got my Furbified paws on my own Dalmatian-colored fur monster. It lived inside of a cabinet in our house because throughout the night it was known to randomly coo and my mom didn’t like being woken up by random beeps and purrs from toys (weird) (also the reason why all my Tamagatchis probably went missing, dying from digital starvation in a slow and miserable fashion).

Things were going well with Furby until it wasn’t anymore and it was about time to break it off. First of all, Furby was getting pretty damn demanding for a toy, always needing to be pet and cared for. I was ten years old; hardly old enough to care for some mechanical bird creature. Second of all, I think my Furby was possessed from the get-go because it always made really strange noises. Little did Furby know those noises would lead to its demise.

…which happened shortly after receiving my Furby. It wouldn’t quit with those damn, high-pitched shrieks so I tried to shut it off one day. However, in my attempts, I must have awakened the demon living inside because it started wailing. NONSTOP. A high-pitched, weirdly nasal-y WAIL that didn’t break–not once. UUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH for minutes.

What first started a OMG I’M GOING TO PEE MY PANTS-series of cackles led to okay, now this is freaking annoying which led to the part where I literally beat my Furby to death. I threw it on the ground. I kicked it. Stomped it. Launched it from the swingset into the concrete driveway. And that demon toy kept UHHHHHHHing into the evening until finally it died. And there was silence.

And not surprisingly, an unsympathetic return policy for demon Furbies. Oh well.

Anyway, this has nothing to do with these cookies. But sometimes, people need to get stuff off their chest. You know? Oh yeah, and there’s potato chips in these cookies.

Yup.

Dark Chocolate Toffee Potato Chip Cookies *inspired by Sally’s Sweet + Salty Potato Chip Toffee Cookies recipe 

1 pkg dark chocolate cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup toffee baking chips
1/2-3/4 cup crushed ruffled potato chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with silicone liners or spray lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs and oil until combined. Stir in dark chocolate chips, toffee chips and potato chips to blend. Portion dough in heaping Tablespoonfuls onto the prepared sheets, about 1″ apart. Bake for approx. 8-10 minutes, rotating pans halfway through bake time to ensure even cooking.
3. Allow cookies to cool on the pan for a couple minutes before gently transferring to wire racks to finish cooling. Store cookies airtight up to 3 days.

The combination of the super salty potato chips and the rich, bitter dark chocolate is an irresistible one! My family was actually pretty hesitant about trying these bad boys out, but once they took a bite, they were hooked. The buttery toffee is the perfect sweet balance between the deep, dark chocolate and the crunchy, perfectly salted potato chips. And I loved the extra addition of the pockets of dark chocolate chips, all gooey and melty. Delicious!!

Enjoy! Happy Monday!

xo, Hayley

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Comments

  1. lol i neer had a furby but OMG i can’t believe how expensive those were? Geez!

    I saw these on FB and was waiting for the day you posted them! They look fab and i love chips in cookie recipes! such an unconventional ingredient and “crunch.” And cake mix cookies saves so much time! Have you ever had chocolate covered potato chips? I totally suggest you try them! or make them at home Hayley! yum :)

  2. I love the sweet salty combo, I mean who doesn’t? Something for everyone! Love the pictures with the big piece of chip sticking out!

    I was too old when Furbie’s arrived in toy stores everywhere. However, as a mom, I know I avoid any toy that makes noise! I can’t handle it. Kids are noisy enough (with no “off” switch).

  3. I still have my original Furbys! Two adults, one baby. I actually put new batteries in the when the boys were young. They thought they were TOO.CREEPY. so I took the batteries out.

    I find it really funny that they are around again.

  4. I had a Furby to and mine did the exact same thing!!! I can remember being absolutely terrified after it suddenly shut up because I thought the minute I went near it, it would start again. Ah-maz-ing cookies, too! Pinning :)

  5. bakerbynature says:

    Your stories always crack me up! And these cookies… Seriously. I want.

  6. Be still my heart! I can think of nothing more satisfying with my morning java than something sweet AND salty. You’ve done it, Hayley!

  7. Ahahahaaa omg I still can’t believe Furby’s are back. I got over my Furby pretty quickly too-though mine was luckily not possessed and I shut it off :P

    And whoa…these cookies. Sweet. Salty. Wonderfuuul

  8. Furby’s hahaha enough said. I never had one, though! These cookies look amazing – come to mama sweet and salty combination!

  9. When I was little, my older brother convinced me that Furbys where actually demonic birds out to kill me. It kinda bred my life long fear of the ugly things. Btw, I love potato chips in cookies. The salty sweetness gets me every time.

  10. Furbies kind of creep me out…they remind me of Gremlins from back in the day. :-) I am LOVING these cookies, though! I love the sweet and salty combination! And Hayley–your pictures are amazing! Come help me out here, would you?? And bring some of these cookies with you.

  11. Back for Seconds says:

    Ok. Furbies freaked me out as a kid, and they freak me out now. I’m praying Bella never wants one. I have a feeling yours was not the only possessed furry freak out there – those things never shut up! So annoying.
    Anyway….I have never put chips in my cookies before but these look incredible! I love salty and sweet treats so I bet I’d love these. Great photos too, girlie!

  12. I love the sweet-salty combo in these cookies – they look to die for, Hayley!

  13. I’ve no Ruffled chips, do you think that regular chips would work as well?

  14. My grandma had a potato chip cookie recipe they are amazing! I love that yours are chocolate!

  15. furbies scared the sh!t out of me. i did not like them at all!! i do love the sweet/salty combo, you definitely know how to win me over ;)

  16. Furby and I go way back too! And yes, they are so pricey! Love these cookies btw. Potato chips and I have a love affair going on so these cookies and I will do very well together!

  17. Okay, that’s hilarious. I was too old for Furby (ahem) but I had some sort of hand held video game like thing in HS that you had to feed and stuff, very similar. It died of starvation in a drawer somewhere. I love these cookies. I need to get on the chip bandwagon!

  18. Stella is BEGGING daily for a white Furby – too funny
    and the chip in the cookie thing – OMG – I LOVE sweet with my salty
    this looks better than fries in a chocolate shake:)

  19. Oooo, I want to put potato chips in MY cookies.

  20. I absolutely LOVE the looks of these, Hayley!

  21. These are officially the cookie I am bringing to my holiday cookie exchange. How many dozen does this recipe make if I could ask?

  22. These look amazing and are officially going to be my holiday cookie exchange contributions. Do you remember how many dozen your recipe made? Thanks!!

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