Monday, December 24, 2007

Frito Candy

When I first saw this recipe, I thought........YUCK! But after reading so many raving reviews, I just had to try it! It's really yummy- you simply must try it to believe it!

2 cups pretzels
1 cup Fritos
10-12 mini peanut butter cups, cut into quarters
1 stick butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 ½- 2 cups semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
chopped peanuts, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 13×9 inch pan with waxed paper sprayed with Pam. Place pretzels in food processor and pulse to break – but don’t pulverize. Add Fritos to processor and break them up with pretzels. Dump into prepared pan. Sprinkle peanut butter cups on top. Place butter in a non-stick saucepan and melt over medium heat. When butter is melted, stir in brown sugar. Bring mixture to a full boil and boil for 1 minute, stirring once or twice. Pour over Frito mixture and bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes.Remove pan from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over hot candy. Return to oven for 1 minute to soften chips. Spread softened chocolate chips over bars. Cool at room temperature until you feel the pan is cool enough to be transferred to your refrigerator, then transfer to refrigerator to set the chocolate. When chocolate is set, lift from pan and break the candy up as you would almond toffee. You can eat it cold or let it come back down to room temp. This does not have to be refrigerated.

Tomorrow's Daily Special : Sweet Potato Casserole