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Crock-Pot Chocolate Frito Candy

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“Interesting candy recipe from A Year of Slow Cooking. Just think this uses LEFTOVER Fritos for a sweet instead of a savory entree. I once had chocolate covered potato chips and thought they were super so think this would be good too. (Big thinker here.) She claims that Fritos are gluten free-surprises me. I realize that you can buy gluten free pretzels. I am not labeling this gluten free unless someone with the knowledge informs me it is appropriate. If you want to try this in the microwave instead that is fine with me. I doubt that this recipe would work in a crock pot bigger than 4 quart-am suspicious that it would burn.”
READY IN:
2hrs 10mins
SERVES:
10
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put the Fritos and the pretzels in a large Ziploc and smash until crumby; set aside.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Put the butter, chocolate chips, peanut butter, and brown sugar, into your crockpot and set on high for 1-2 hours or until everything is really melty and you can mix it well. (Hers took 1 hour, 15 minutes to melt nicely in a 6 quart crock pot. Remember the size of crock pot determines the length of cooking time in crock pot cooking.).
  4. Stir in pretzels and Frito pieces.
  5. Using oven mits (use them! The crock is hot! Do not get burned.) dump the hot candy out onto your lined cookie sheet and spread out with a wooden spoon.
  6. Sprinkle the peanut pieces on top.
  7. Put the pan in the refrigerator for about an hour, or until candy has set completely.
  8. Break into pieces.

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