Crazy Baking


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We’re all familiar with the expression Crazy Making.

This is Crazy Baking.

Cap'n crunch chips and batter in mixer

A few of the ingredients that went into this dough included coffee grounds, potato chips, butterscotch chips, and I threw in some Cap’n Crunch for good measure.

Cafe bustelo coffee, chips, and butterscotch chips

I followed a recipe from Christina Tosi (95% of the way) for this baking project so don’t cry any potato-chips-in-your-cookies tears to me.

It wasn’t my idea; it was hers.

Cap'n crunch chips and batter in mixer

I’ve actually been wanting to make cookies with potato chips in them for ages and didn’t realize how “trendy” they were until I started seeing them pop up on Pinterest and if you google potato chip cookies, there’s plenty of recipes. That guy you may have heard who has many books and cooking shows has done it and so has she.

However, they didn’t pair coffee grounds with their potato chip-infused dough.

Cafe bustelo open coffee grounds

The recipe just kept getting weirder. And that’s okay. The results proved successful.

Spread of ingredients graham crackers, butterscotch, chips, coffee

Stay tuned for the recipe and full review.

I made these in the red KitchenAid 7-Quart Stand Mixer I’m giving away


I also made a batch of more “normal” cookies. No potato chips, but plenty of peanut butter.

Puffy Vanilla and Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Puffy Vanilla and Peanut Butter Chip Cookies


Have you ever put anything “crazy” into a recipe or made anything “weird”?

We all have different definitions of “crazy” and “weird”. For example, I can eat hot pepper jelly by the spoonful and it’s very hot hot pepper jelly; hot enough to make even me sweat and most people would be calling the fire department. But to me, hot pepper jelly is so good, not crazy.

Most people “love” garlic and onions; that is crazy to me because I hate them.

Adding a couple tablespoons of brewed coffee to brownie batter intensifies the chocolate and doesn’t make brownies taste like coffee; it just makes them taste richer, deeper, better, and not at all weird.

I’ve heard many people make chili with molasses or a pinch of cocoa powder with excellent results.

I turned sweet potatoes into Sweet Potato Graham Cracker “French Toast” Sticks. For all you sweet potato fans, this one’s for you. Tubers turned into candy. Weird? No. Delicious.

Sweet Potato Graham Cracker “French Toast” Sticks

And I’ve turned beans into pseudo honey roasted “peanuts” in Carmelized Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Chickpea “Peanuts”. I have to stop myself from eating a tray fresh from the oven all at once they’re so good because I don’t need quite that much fiber in my diet.

Carmelized Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Chickpea “Peanuts”

Chocolate Mousse – (Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free) An amazing, decadent mousse, and made with a secret ingredient, which no one ever guesses.

Chocolate Mousse
Chocolate Mousse

Nutritional yeast on popcorn with cocoa or protein powder is another good one that some people may find a bit weird, but I love it.

Certain items for one person may seem crazy or weird, and for another, it’s their normal. Eating animals, or certain parts of an animal (liver, brain, intestines), eating certain vegetables and fruits, combining ingredients that aren’t typically paired; depending on what part of the world you’re from, what cookbooks or Pinterest boards or blogs you tend to read, one person’s weird and crazy is another person’s I’ll have seconds, please. How bout those potato chips.

Have you tried any “crazy” ingredients, combinations, or “weird” recipes? What were they and did you like it? What or whom inspired you to make it?

There’s only so many times one can pair chocolate and peanut butter butter before it’s time to pair chocolate with avocado or chocolate kale chips. I take that back, one can indefinitely pair chocolate with peanut butter.

The winner of the Tofu Xpress Tofu Press Giveaway is JulieD

Thanks for the continued KitchenAid 7-Quart Stand Mixer Giveaway entries

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Drinking vinegar straight from the bottle, and dipping pickles into peanut butter or putting that combo on a sandwich. Oh good Lord, the amazing-ness.

  2. I am playing a little bit of catch up on your posts…busy busy here!

    Potato chips in cookies…that IS crazy! But, I remember perfectly well when I was a teenager, always cramming ruffles or doritos into my sandwich and absolutely loving the combo. I say, don’t knock it til you try it, right? ;-)

    Can’t wait to see the end results of that crazy recipe!

    1. I know lots of people who make a layer of potato chips in their sandwiches, along with the meat, cheese, lettuce, mayo, etc. That’s the stuff that junior high lunchroom memories are made of :)

  3. Looking forward to seeing your review in those crazy cookies! Now… where did u get that super cute spatula??

  4. What fun! I haven’t made anything weird, but like you I could eat pepper jelly out of a jar too! I love spicy hot! You are inspiring! Now I want to come up with a crazy concoction!!