Frito Candy Christmas Treats

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If you think sweet and savory flavors are the perfect combination, these Frito candy treats are for you!

Made with corn chips coated in a sweetened caramel peanut butter glaze and drizzled with chocolate and sprinkles, this no bake snack is great to have for Christmas gifts, movie night and more.

Frito Candy cluster

If you are used to making other no bake cookies like Rice Krispie treats or cornflake cookie treats, this will be familiar.

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Fritos are already pretty salty and they are stronger than other kinds so they are the perfect chips to use for these dessert bars.

Ingredients

This easy recipe only calls for 4 main ingredients.

Then you can top them with your favorite chocolate drizzle and sprinkles if you want to make them festive.

Frito Candy Ingredients

Here’s what you need to get started:

  • White sugar
  • Light corn syrup
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Corn chips (like Fritos)
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips or melting chocolate
  • Sprinkles

How to Make Frito Candy

Prepare a cookie sheet or flat surface with a layer of parchment paper and set aside.

Then, in a large pot add the sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter. If you love this combo, try our easy peanut butter fudge next time!

add sugar pb and syrup to large pot

Stir with a wooden spoon and cook over medium heat until the mixture boils gently and the ingredients are incorporated. 

stir over heat until combined

Remove the hot candy from the burner and stir in the Frito chips.

Gently combine until lightly coated.

mix in corn chips until well coated

Spoon Frito mixture onto a parchment lined baking tray or counter. These are about 2 tablespoons each but feel free to adjust the size to your liking.

drop spoonfuls of candy onto parchment paper

Let them cool for about 30 minutes at room temperature.

Meanwhile in a microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate chips in 30 second intervals until smooth and melted. You can add a little bit of coconut oil to aid with the melting process if desired.

drizzle with melted chocolate

Then, use a fork to drizzle the chocolate over the candies and top with sprinkles.

add sprinkles and cool to harden

Cool completely and allow the chocolate to set. Serve and enjoy!

Variations

  • Try chunky peanut butter or add a cup of peanuts for an extra crunch
  • Add even more melted chocolate than just a drizzle or even dip the whole cookie in colorful candy melts
  • You can use the large scoop Frito corn chips if you prefer larger pieces
  • Add peanut pieces on top
  • Make Frito bars instead by pressing the peanut butter mixture into a greased 9×13 pan. Add toppings and cool completely before slicing.
  • Mix in mini peanut butter cups or chop them and use as a topping
corn chip candy clusters

How to Store Corn Chip Candy

Store this delicious treat in an airtight container or a large zip top bag for up to 5 days.

This Frito recipe can be stored in the refrigerator or at room temperature.

Print the Recipe Card

This is a great easy recipe to keep in your recipe box or include with a full box of Fritos candy as a gift. Print and save or share below!

Frito Candy Christmas Treats

4.50 from 4 votes
Combine salty Fritos chips with sweetened peanut butter and chocolate. Top with holiday sprinkles for the perfect gift or dessert buffet goodies!
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 1 hour 35 minutes
Yield: 24 Treats

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 14 ounces Fritos corn chips
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips or melting chocolate
  • Sprinkles, optional

Instructions 

  • Prepare a cookie sheet or flat surface with a layer of parchment paper and set aside.
  • Then, in a medium saucepan add the sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter.
  • Stir with a wooden spoon and cook over medium heat until the mixture boils gently and the ingredients are incorporated.
  • Remove the hot candy from the burner and stir in the Frito chips. Gently combine until lightly coated.
  • Spoon Frito mixture onto a parchment lined baking tray or counter. These are about 2 tablespoons each but feel free to adjust the size to your liking.
  • Let them cool for about 30 minutes at room temperature.
  • Meanwhile in a microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate chips in 30 second intervals until smooth and melted. You can add a little bit of coconut oil to aid with the melting process if desired.
  • Then, use a fork to drizzle the chocolate over the candies and top with sprinkles.
  • Cool completely and allow the chocolate to set. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container and enjoy for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1treat, Calories: 269kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 0.5mg, Sodium: 141mg, Potassium: 127mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 4IU, Calcium: 35mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert, Desserts
Cuisine: American

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  1. Hello! Was going to make this recipe for Christmas but was wondering if it was okay to freeze after making so I can make in advance?