Saturday, December 29, 2012

Peanut Butter Chocolate Corn Chip Crack

So this is an old post with a new picture.  I was reading one of my favorite cooking blogs, www.annies-eats.com, and she posted about her most popular posts of the year.  I had never looked at my blog stats like that so I did.  I made the most appalling discovery of the year 2012.  This recipe had the fewest views of any recipe on the site!  That is horrific! That means that only one person, yes one (pathetic), read this recipe this year.  I can only hope that the one lucky person who read it actually made it.  This stuff is seriously addicting.  Just ask anyone who has ever been in the same room as it.

I can understand why no one wanted to make it before.  This is the first picture I took of it and posted:

Crack

I know it's a sad little picture but whoever I made it for ate it up before I could grab my camera!

I'm also trying out a new blogging site because I just have too many problems with wordpress.  I know some people love it but I make it do weird things that are not the things I want it to do.  I'll be migrating my recipes over here but if you need one in the meantime, here is the link: www.recipequeen.org.

Here is my previous post about Peanut Butter Chocolate Corn Chip Crack:

I have made this twice in a week and I am lucky that I was even able to get this picture.  I found the recipe at www.cookiemadness.net.  The name of this mixture is really Sweet, Salty, Frito Candy.  I call it Crack because it is crazy good.  When I brought it to girls' night last week as a test recipe, we inhaled this unbelievable mish-mash of ingredients.  I set it out at a family party this weekend and went to get my camera.  I got sidetracked for a few minutes and forgot about it.  By the time I got back to the plate, this is what it looked like.  I knew I should have set a secret stash aside for later!  What was I thinking?  I adapted the recipe just a tiny bit (my notes are in parenthesis).  This is definitely my new go to recipe for something quick, simple and delicious to give as a gift or to make for a gathering.  Don't make this if you are on a diet.  You would have to run for hours to wear this stuff off.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Corn Chip Crack

2 cups pretzels
1 cup Fritos ( I probably used 1 1/2 cups b/c who doesn't love Fritos?)
8 mini peanut butter cups (seriously, only 8?  I used 16 and cut them in half)
1 stick unsalted butter (8 tablespoons)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used a little less the second time so it wasn't as thick)
Optional: Some peanuts for the top (I never used peanuts - no need)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a 13×9 inch pan with parchment paper and spray with Pam.
Break up pretzels and Fritos with your hands. Dump into pan. Add the cut peanut butter cups.  Mix with your hands.
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 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.