Sunday, August 11, 2013

Freaky Frito No Bake with Bacon and Red Pepper Flakes

SO WRONG...yet


everything about this says NO NO NO NO


but you just can't help yourself...

this is a true definition of


peanut butter caramel
and a sprinkle of HOT chili flakes

i found this incredibly sinful delight on pinterest brought to my attention by  Skip to my Lou...Cindy i love you i hate you!  these are so BADDDDD and so wrong, yet so right on every level.   perfect sweet savory gooey crunchy in every bite.    friends and family thought i was crazy when i tried to explain what was in it, but first bite had them grabbing for more.  i would, and probably will, bring these to any party be it black tie or pot luck.  

original recipe and photo instructions found at Skip to my Lou

1 bag of regular Fritos, 10.5 oz
1 cup regular sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup regular store bought peanut butter...natural won't work the same.
i used half creamy and half crunchy, so both will work.
8-10 strips CRISPY bacon, chopped or crumbled.
chocolate to drizzle
crushed red pepper flakes to sprinkle

spread Fritos on a greased 15 x 10 inch jelly roll pan/cookie sheet.  sprinkle the bacon on the Fritos.  save a bit of bacon to sprinkle on after you pour the caramel mixture for a good visual.
in a small sauce pan add the sugar and corn syrup. bring the sugar and corn syrup to a boil...stirring to help dissolve all the sugar.  let boil for one minute.  remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until smooth.  pour mixture equally over the Frito/bacon.  sprinkle (sparingly) with red chili much as you can handle.  maybe just do chili flakes on half so the non heat seeker/pansy will enjoy.   as they are cooling heat some chocolate...(about 1/2 cup or so) slowly in the microwave.  do this at 15 second intervals, stirring in between so you won't seize the chocolate.   it should not be too hot so you can put this in a zip-loc baggie, cut off the tip and drizzle over the whole sheet.  the chocolate will set in a few hours, but since it isn't "tempered" it will still be a little soft to the touch.
i handed these out the next day and they still had a very good crunch...even 2 days later they were good after the photos.  do not cover these tightly.  i have a cover for my sheet pan that i just lay over top.


Samantha said...

OMG I .... I .... I can't live without these. I'm making them tonight even if I have to make a special trip to the store.

Corrie said...

These sound so bad...I mean so good...I am the same when I first started telling my family about salted caramel. We cant get fritos here so I will just have to use our variety of corn chips.

Zoe said...

Hi Jules,

At first glance... I do feel a little weird eating this combination. For a second thought... why not? - LOL!

Greeting from Australia. I'm a Singaporean living in Australia and nice to know you via blogging. Love all your food shots!!! I'm now your latest follower and hope to hear from you at my blog :D


Jules and Ruby said...

Samatha...DID YOU MAKE THESE ? are they all gone? was i right?

Corrie...i hope you find some chips like Fritos. i'm sure every corner of the earth has some variety of salty factory made chip. i bet you know what they taste like so try something similar. i would love a report. thanks for stopping in.

Zoe...what a great comment. thank you so much. i hope to see you around more. i'll pop over to your blog

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Anonymous said...

Yes! Yes! These beauties are my go-to comfort snack. I've varied the recipe, adding chopped cashews, butterscotch chips and still...Love them! The marriage of fritos and sugar is heavenly!

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