Ridiculously simple potato chip hacks that will make your life a whole lot easier

How to Make Sweet Potato Chips at Home!
If one of your favorite tasty snacks is the potato chip, then have we got some awesome news for you! Whether you eat them while binge watching your favorite Netflix series, or you love them as an easy side with your meal -- potato chips, while some may be bland, are a common go-to food. Sure, they're not exactly known to be the "healthiest" of snacks, but we love them anyway because they're perfectly packaged and easy to pop in our mouths while surfing the web or watching TV.

But the truth is, eating potato chips isn't always a walk in the park. Sometimes your super-human strength opens the bag with full force and your chips fly everywhere, while other times you really want those yummy little crumbs at the bottom of the bag but your fingers are too big to reach them. So, what are you to do in situations like these? We've got the answer! These potato chip hacks will make life a whole lot easier and you a whole lot happier. Let's get snackin'.

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1) Don't solely use your hands to open the bag

Use a knife or a pair of scissors to make sure the bag doesn't prematurely open and can easily reseal.

2) Make bags into clean and easy snack bowls

Cut down the opening for more visibility or turn it into a bowl using the "roll up from bottom" method which retains leverage needed for proper sealing.

3) Bite and twirl for smaller bags

Use your teeth to bite a small tear in the center. Grab that piece in-between a finger and thumb, then rotate the bag clockwise using your other hand. This will twirl the opening until it's big enough to eat out of.

4) Use a piece of paper for Pringle cans

Instead of sticking your hand in or pouring them out, fold a piece of paper in half and shove it down into the can, then slide the stacked crisps out with ease.

5) Fold for a better seal

Roll the top of the bag, fold each end, then roll the fold back over itself for a tightly sealed bag.

6) Enjoy every last bite without crumbs getting all over the place

Tilt the bag so the crumbs slide to one corner, then cut open the opposite corner. Place the hole over your mouth, and tilt the bag for a clean mouthful of YUM.

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Ridiculously simple potato chip hacks that will make your life a whole lot easier

1.) Honey Dijon Cheeseball
Slightly sweet, salty and very savory, the Honey-Dijon Cheeseball is incredibly easy to make. It combines the rich, smooth texture of honey and cream cheese with crispy, crunchy pretzels. This simple recipe is the perfect game day appetizer.
(Photo: Rachael Ray)

4.) Game Day Guacamole
The classic guacamole gets an extra kick with pickled hot peppers for an extra tang. If you're making a ton of guacamole for the big game, use this helpful tip from Rachael Ray. Take a wire rack and place over your bowl. Slice your avocado and then press down over the wire rack and into the bowl. You'll have mashed, creamy avocado in no time!
(Photo: Rachael Ray)

5.) Buffalo Dip with Whole Wheat Pita Chips
Buffalo, buffalo and more buffalo sauce! That's the one classic flavor everyone enjoys while watching the big game. The best part about this recipe is that it's secretly healthy. Instead of paired with fried tortilla chips, we serve it with wheat pita chips and veggies. Plus, we cut the fat and calories in half by adding cottage cheese and chicken stock. Dig in!
(Photo: Rachael Ray)

6.) Cheese Boat
No one will pass up on Trisha Yearwood's Cheese Boat. Sure, you could serve a regular ol' plate of cheese to your party guests -- but why not go the extra mile by making this incredibly delicious -- not to mention time-saving -- cheese boat? Your guests will devour this app in mere minutes; better make another one during half-time!
(Photo: Rachael Ray)

7.) Feta Dip with Artichokes
Who knew that your canned artichoke hearts could wind up being the life of the party?! All you have to is mix your artichoke hearts with feta cheese, mayo, Parmesan cheese, garlic and sweet pimientos, pop it into the oven for about 20 minutes and voila! You just made the best party dip, ever. Touchdown!
(Photo: Rachael Ray)


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