Fritos Dessert Bars for Secret Recipe Club

It's Secret Recipe Club reveal day once again. Our group had the month of December off for the holidays but we are back in full force (albeit a little late...our apologies). This month we were assigned a blog filled with fun and creative ideas for families: Making Memories With Your Kids. The blog author is Erin, a single mom with two kids who loves to bake and craft with kids, and it shows. She has tons of wonderful recipes as well as craft and gift ideas, on this great blog.

But we went right for the desserts page and one of the first things we noticed was the Fritos Dessert Bars. Fritos are Amy's favorite snack chip, one of her guilty pleasures, and at first, we couldn't really imagine this recipe. It's a no-bake bar, so it's so easy to make. And when you bite into it, you get everything you could ever ask for in a dessert: crunchy, salty, sweet, and sticky plus a hint of chocolate and peanut butter. Good Lord! We've died and gone to dessert bar heaven.

Speaking of heaven, we brought these to our neighbor's baby's post-Baptism party and they were a huge hit! No one could believe they were made with Fritos or how easy they were, and everyone wanted the recipe. So we just said, "Check out the blog tomorrow morning!!!"

Thanks, Erin, for these magical dessert bars. Chris plans on cutting back the sugar and adding raisins or other dried fruits and making breakfast bars out of them. So good!!!

Fritos Dessert Bars
from Making Memories With Your Kids


1 10.5-ounce bag Fritos corn chips
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup milk chocolate chips

Spray a 9X13 baking pan with cooking spray. Empty Fritos into a large bowl. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, bring sugar and corn syrup to a boil. Remove from heat and add peanut butter; stir until smooth. Pour mixture over Fritos and gently stir to coat. Pour into prepared pan and using wax paper, press down to spread evenly into the pan. Put chocolate chips in a small zip-lock bag. Microwave for 30 second spurts to melt. Cut off a corner of the bag and drizzle over the Fritos bars. Allow to set, then cut into squares.

Update: Alas, whoever was assigned our blog wasn't able to complete their assignment, so we were "orphaned" this month. One of our recipes will show up next Monday during Group D's reveal day. We will update again then!

Here is a link to the blogger who was assigned to us:  http://rebekahrose.blogspot.ca/2014/01/secret-recipe-club-candy-popcorn.html


Erin said...

That was my thought when I made them too... "fritos???" So glad you liked them. They were one of our favorites too. And thanks for the kind words! <3

Anonymous said...

They are delicious! Took one home and forgot I had it until I was searching for a snack. Yummy!

chelsy said...

Oh heck yes. You seriously had me at Fritos...sweet and salty...I'll take a dozen. :)

Karen - Cinnamon Freud said...

Oh my, love this! Perfect sweet and salty! Wish I had some of these right now

Simplyfood said...

Fritos , this must be something available in USA we don't get it in England.Looks delicious.

Medeja- CranberryJam said...

Chips, peanut butter and chocolate is a fabulous combination!

Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said...

OK - I slightly freaked when I saw the title to this because I ADORED salty with desserts (love me any kind of pretzel dessert) and Fritos are pretty much my favorite snack chip ever. So making these!!

Lisa | Authentic Suburban Gourmet said...

I had to take a double look at the title - and yup - you said Fritos! What a creative yet tasty treat. I need to make this!!

Karen S Booth said...

These look absolutely wonderful what a great SRC pick! Karen visiting from Group C too!

Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel said...

Oooooh my goodness, these look like salty-sweet heaven!! Dying to try!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

What a crazy sounding dessert...but the sweet-salty combo always tastes amazing. These are beautiful, too!

jck said...

Nuff said.

TeaLady said...

I have made bars with all kinds of 'strange' ingredients, but never FRITOS. Good thing there is a $ Store just down the road. Hubs will love these.

Aurica said...

what an amazing and delightful dessert, it came so great and marvelous, i can't wait to have a taste of this delicious recipe ;)