Frito Candy

Every time I make this candy it is a hit. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and salty. I found the recipe on Cookie Madness, an excellent blog that you should enter at your own risk (try not to drool on your keyboard when you visit that site!).

Gather up your ingredients:

2 cups of pretzels
1 cup fritos
8 mini peanut butter cups
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 bag of chocolate chips

Break the pretzels and fritos up with your hands. Place them in a 9×13 pan that is lined with parchment paper or no-stick foil. Coarsely chop up the peanut butter cups and scatter them in the pan as well.

Melt the butter over medium heat, then stir in the brown sugar. Bring it to a full boil and boil 1 minute, stirring once or twice. Pour this mixture over the pretzel/frito/peanut butter cups. Bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees. Take the pan out of the oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Pop it back in the oven for a minute to melt the chips. Spread the chocolate over the top. Cool and then refridgerate for a while. Take it out of the pan and break it up, using a knife to cut it into rough pieces.

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  1. Make this. It’s yummy. I was one of the moms who raved about it when Tiffany sent it to a party her son attended. So good!

  2. Mrs. Jelly Belly says:

    I love a salty/sweet combination. I think that’s why I’m so crazy about that chocolate/peanut butter chex mix. This looks soooo good. I must stop looking.

    And I will never forgive you for sending me over to Cookie Madness. :)

  3. oh dear Lord..I’ve died and gone to heaven..its a combination of all my favorite things!!!!

  4. That looks soooo good. I’m glad I put your blog in my reader! :)

    (BTW, I’m going to try the haiku prompt later and will comment on that post with a link to mine).

  5. Kimm at Reinvented says:

    Oh. my. goodness
    There are at least 2 weeks out of each month that could be MUCH easier with this stuff around.

  6. Thanks for my comment. This looks yummy….I think I will try it!!

  7. I’ve never heard of Frito candy, but it looks awesome!

  8. I’ve heard of this before but never tried it. It looks delicious!

  9. Hi! I saw you on SITS. I love salty candy! I’m going to have to try this one!

  10. Homeschooler, huh? My daughter is not yet 2 and I am considering that in the future. ;-) “Tree” will be there when you are done with the quick fic-fix–it is a wonderful story, though…hope to hear from you again!

  11. You aren’t playing fair!! I am such a sucker for sweets! I make something similar, but this looks so much better. Mine only has saltines on the bottom, covered by the sugar/butter mixture, cooked and then covered with the chocolate chips.

  12. The Food Hunter says:

    Never heard of this before but it sure sounds good

  13. Oh, holy cow! That looks amazing!

  14. Mommy of M's says:

    This look so good. I can’t wait to try it!!

  15. This is such a neat combination! I love to sprinkle salt on top of anything chocolatey I make, so I know this would work :).

  16. Mommy of M's says:

    We just made this, OMG it is FABULOUS. M1 and I started eating it before it was even cooled. This stuff is GREAT!

  17. My daughter is coming home from college in a couple of weeks for Spring Break & she wants to cook while she's home. I'm putting this on the top of the list of things to make, it sounds DE-vine!

  18. Oh that sounds GOOD! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

  19. I’m trying these- I’ve never heard of them!

  20. Interesting. Gonna have to try these for sure. Sweet and Salty together is always a good mix.

  21. So glad this was highlighted in the weekly menu post…I am saving this for the holidays! I am a sucker for sweet & salty!

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