Thursday, December 17, 2009

Frito Candy

I've been into making candy for some reason this holiday season. I found a candy recipe on this blog I follow, Eat at Home and thought it sounded interesting. When I first read the ingredients I thought what a weird combination this is. But, so many people gave raving reviews that I thought I'd give it a try. It's good! Especially if you like salty & sweet mixed together. I've already made 3 batches!


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


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Break the pretzels and fritos up with your hands. Place them in a 9×13 pan that is lined with parchment paper or foil. Quarter the peanut butter cups and scatter them in the pan as well.

Melt the butter over low heat, then stir in the brown sugar. Turn the heat up to medium and bring it to a full boil. Boil it for a minute or two or until you cannot see the brown sugar granules in the mixture anymore, stirring every now and then.

Pour this mixture over the pretzel/frito/peanut butter cups. Bake for 8-9 minutes at 350 degrees. Take the pan out of the oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips.

Put the pan back in the oven for a minute or two to melt the chips. Spread the chocolate with a spatula.

Cool for about 15 minutes or until the pan is cool enough to go in the refrigerator. Refrigerate for at least an hour or until the chocolate has hardened. Take it out of the pan and break it up, using a knife to cut it into rough pieces.



Carolyn said...

I'm making all candy this year and so far have 3 new recipes just from your blog...Thanks!!

Deb said...

LOL, we're making the same candy,Carolyn. good thing we don't have the same friends!

Thanks, Stef, for posting all of these recipes for us! Love you!

Stefanie said...

Glad to help. :) Hope you like them!

Carolyn said...

Holy I'm tired!! I made 2 batches of this,the English toffee,peanut butter fudge and Almond Roca....I still have BobBons left!

Stefanie said...

The Bon Bons are a favorite of mine. This is the first year I haven't made them in....5 years!