Wednesday, January 16, 2008
This recipe comes straight from Anna over at Cookie Madness. I read her blog like crazy! She usually posts a new cookie recipe a day, so she can always be counted on for inspiration. This recipe for Frito Candy is simple to make, but I didn't have any of main ingredients on hand, so had to go to the store for Fritos, Reese's cups and pretzels.
I didn't so much measure out the fritos or the pretzels as much as I just crunched up enough to cover the bottom of a non-stick foil lined 13X9 glass baking dish. Then I cut up the Reese's peanut butter cups and scattered them on top.
In a medium pot, melt a stick and half of butter and 3/4 of a cup of brown sugar, whisking to combine over medium heat. Let it come to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Pour this hot mixture evenly over the Fritos, pretzels and candy mixture. Bake in a 350 oven for 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle a bag of chocolate chips on top. Put back in the over for 1 minute and remove, the chips should be easily spreadable across the surface of the candy. Anna suggests sprinkling crushed peanuts on top for a bit of garnish, but I forgot to buy them, so I had to go without. Refrigerate until cool and break into pieces.
Try not to eat all in one sitting.