Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Frito Candy

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.
frito candy (1)

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.


  1. Randi said...
    E - i love that you made this.. i've read about it on cookie madness, but never had the "nuts" (hehe, bad pun intended) to make it. glad it turned out well :) We'll (GA and I, or just the royal We, i guess) definitely make it to the next get-together.
    Taylor said...
    Seriously? There were Fritos and Reece's in those? The only things I picked up on were chocolate and pretzels. I need to make weaker drinks...and you need to quit finding my drinks and bringing them to me.

    They were awesome, by the way. And I have some in Matt's freezer. Score!
    roark said...
    now thats candy.
    zoe and kat said...
    i have to make that...and with lots of people around so i don't eat all of it..
    JEP said...
    Mmmm...sweet & salty!
    Teagan said...
    These were so fab! I brought some to my friends after the party and now we're all hooked. Thanks for sharing the sugar-loaded love. =)
    albert said...
    i swear, e is a crack dealer giving away free samples at parties and then reeling you in for the kill.

    this stuff awesome.
    Jenn said...
    I agree with Albert...these were absolute crack and e should be dealt with by the authorities for getting me hooked! MORE, darn it, MORE!!

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