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April 2, 2015

Fritos Candy Bars

This was an interesting recipe to try.  My husband loves Fritos chips so I figured I would be fabulous and make the bars for him, I'm a good wife like that. These are a good combination of the salty-sweet treats that are always popular.

1 (10.25 oz.) bag original Fritos chips
1 c. sugar
1 c. corn syrup
1 c. peanut butter

Coat a 9 x 13 baking dish with non-stick spray.  
Pour the bag of Fritos into the dish and spread out evenly.  
In a large sauce pan combine the corn syrup and sugar; heat over medium until the sugar is dissolved; add peanut butter and stir until the peanut butter is melted and everything is well incorporated. 
Pour the sauce over the chips, try to get all of the coated, you may need to do a bit of spreading, but it's kind of difficult because the sauce is sticky.  
Allow to cool to room temperature, place in fridge and chill for several hours. Cut into pieces and enjoy.  
Store in an airtight container.

As you can see in a couple of the photos, I (almost always) think a treat or dessert can be even better with chocolate, so I tossed some chocolate chips to one end of the baking dish.  My husband preferred the bars without the chocolate, but I thought they were better with. Go figure.

NOTE: I think the bars would be a little better by crunching the chips up a bit and these bars are pretty sticky when served at room temperature, so if you keep them in the fridge they are easier to handle.

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1 comment:

Joatmon said...

Perhaps you could dust the cut pieces lightly with cornstarch to make them less sticky?