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Baked Sweet Potato Chips With Cinnamon Caramel Dipping Sauce

I made these little chips the other day.

The where so cute, slightly chewy and a little crunchy.

And they are even healthy. Only about 7 calorie each. But, no one eats ONE, that’s insane. So, think of it like 70 calories if you have 10, or 140 if you have 20. And it makes you think that you are eating something that’s bad for you, which makes it taste better. 

But of course, I got to thinkings. About how much I like to dip things.

And how in love I am with sauces. Even though this Cinnamon Caramel Dipping sauce makes it SO much less healthy, its super yummy. And it’s a good example of that balance thing I’m always running my mouth about. 

Baked Sweet Potato Chips With Cinnamon Caramel Dipping Sauce

2 large sweet potatos

Olive oil flavored cooking spray

1/4 tsp sugar

Caramel Sauce:

1/2 cup sugar

2 tbs honey

4 tbs unsalted butter, cut into cubes

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 375

Slice the potatoes as thin as you can possibly make them. Using a mandolin slicer is the best way to do this, as it insures that your potato slices will cook evenly. If you don’t have a slicer, use this as an opportunity to practice those knife skills! Remember that thick slices will yield much different results. 

Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil, shiny side up. Spray with olive oil spray. Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet, making sure they don’t touch each other. Spray lightly with olive oil spray and sprinkle lightly with sugar. Flip the slices over and repeat. Bake at 375 for ten minutes. flip over and continue to bake until the potatoes are browned, about 8-10 minutes. Keep a close eye on your chips, they go from done to burned very quickly. 

Make the sauce:

In a pot over high heat, add the sugar and the honey. Stir until the sugar is disolved, do not stir again while the caramel is cooking, but swirl the pan every 30 seconds to redistribute the caramel sauce. Allow to cook until the sugar is an amber color and about 220-225 degrees. Remove from heat and stir in the butter. Add the cream, vanilla and cinnamon and stir until combined and the sauce stops bubbling. Allow to cool a bit before serving. 

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Trish February 3, 2012 um 11:58 am

These look so good. I’m definitely going to give this a try. I love sweet potatos and I love that these are crunchy!

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RavieNomNoms February 3, 2012 um 12:01 pm

What an excellent treat! I am loving these chips. You know I have seen a few recipes around this week for veggie chips and I am just loving them. I gotta try this. Although I am a much more salty than sweet person, so I think I would have a different dipping sauce…although I am sure I would enjoy the caramel. I mean how can you not like the caramel? 😉 Have a fab weekend!

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Jackie February 3, 2012 um 12:03 pm

No sauce=More healthy 🙂 They taste better fried, but of course, much higher in calories!

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Lauren at Keep It Sweet February 3, 2012 um 12:22 pm

These look fabulous, especially with the dipping sauce!

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karmel-itka February 3, 2012 um 12:50 pm

mmm…
yes, yours chips are definity for me!
these look gorgeous!

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Melissa Klotz February 3, 2012 um 1:00 pm

You had me at "Cinnamon Caramel Dipping Sauce." Swoon!

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Susie February 3, 2012 um 2:27 pm

These look super tasty and the dipping sauce sounds amazing. I could eat some right now.

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Cassie February 3, 2012 um 3:52 pm

This is fun. I love sweet potatoes. Homemade chips are great!

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fatpiginthemarket February 3, 2012 um 5:34 pm

I bet these chips are great fried but I’d swap fried for baked with dipping sauce. I like that you made a sweet dip for them.

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Liam @ "Is butter a carb?" February 3, 2012 um 10:32 pm

I also love to dip things and these seem like the perfect combo. NOM! Great post 🙂

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Healthy Recipes February 4, 2012 um 6:02 am

We made this last weekend and loved it – Awesome recipe!

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Liz February 4, 2012 um 8:44 am

Your chips look perfect…but so much better than those in a bag 🙂 And I love the pairing with cinnamon caramel sauce…yummy!

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chinmayie @ love food eat February 4, 2012 um 9:57 am

Looks great! I have never tried baking chips!

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Kim Bee February 4, 2012 um 10:58 pm

Oh yum. These are so adorable. I know I shouldn’t call food adorable. But it is.

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Bree February 6, 2012 um 11:51 am

Oh la la! I think this would be great savory too 🙂

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Deesha February 11, 2012 um 12:51 am

Wow, this is just brilliant

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Baking Serendipity February 11, 2012 um 3:27 pm

I love dipping too! This sauce looks seriously amazing. I am a total caramel lover, but the cinnamon pairing makes it just perfect 🙂

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Tiffany February 13, 2012 um 5:22 am

I love that these are baked, not fried. Honestly I could eat them straight up… but with that sauce, I get they were magical!

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