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Gooey Frito Bars

posted by Julie Evink on July 10, 2013

Gooey Frito Bars ~ Frito's smothered in a creamy peanut butter sauce and topped with vanilla Candiquick! via #dessert #recipe #Frito

You know a treat is good when your co-workers from different offices start emailing and calling you about the bars that someone brought it. I would like to refer to these bars as “Crack”.

They have the perfect amount of salty and sweet combined in one amazing bar. Take the Frito, which on it’s own is pretty dang amazing in my opinion, then top it with a peanut butter sauce and vanilla Candiquick.

Life changing. It’s like a plain old Scotch-a-roo, which really knocks my socks off, amped up on crack. So it knocks my clothes off. Well, not really cause no one wants to see that, but you get the picture.

If you are looking for a sweet and salty treat that will become famous when you make them here you go. Just be prepared for a lot of guests and unexpected friends to come over as you become the talk of the town!

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White Chocolate Frito Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 16 minutes

Yield: 25

Serving Size: 1 bar

White Chocolate Frito Bars


  • 2 (10.25 oz) bags Frito Scoops
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 2 c. light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 c. peanut butter
  • 2 squares vanilla CandiQuik


  1. Pour Frito Scoops into a gallon ziplock bag. Crush until they are in large pieces. Pour into a large bowl.
  2. In a medium saucepan combine sugar and white syrup. Bring to a rolling boil and boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and add peanut butter and vanilla. Stir until peanut butter is melted and combined.
  3. Pour over Frito's and mix well. Pour mixture into a greased jelly roll pan.
  4. Melt CandiQuick according to package directions. Drizzle over bars.

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  • stephanie @ plain chicken

    YUM! I love Fritos & peanut butter. I will try this recipe this weekend!
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  • Nicole

    What is white syrup?

    • Julie Evink

      Same as light corn syrup. I’ve updated the recipe!

      • Nicole

        Thank you! These look to good to pass up!

  • Diana

    I’ve never heard of white syrup. What is it?

    • Julie Evink

      Same as light corn syrup. I’ve updated the recipe!

      • Veronica

        This is neat – I’ve never seen it called white syrup anywhere besides on a recipe my 94-year-old grandmother gave me, which she got from her own Grandmother. I think it must have been called that before we started calling it corn syrup!
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        • Julie Evink

          Funny you should say that. It’s probably an old recipe. I got it from a lady at work!

  • Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner

    These bars look amazing! What awesome validation from those co-workers. :)

  • Mary.

    You never said, to “chill for about an hour before cutting into squares” right?

  • Tanya Schroeder

    Fritos are soooo good! I’d say this is THE perfect salty sweet combo Julie! Do you really need to refrigerate for an hour? I’m not sure I could wait, I’d probably cut into them right after I drizzle on the chocolate!
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    • Julie Evink

      Nope I just left them on my counter to cool. You can dig right in just be ready for a mess like I was. I couldn’t wait!

  • Shelby

    I’ve had a similar bar before — but it was just the Fritos spread out in the bottom of a pan and then the pb mixture poured over the top and then drizzled with chocolate. That way though you get a lot of chips that barely have anything on them. I like the idea of mixing it up together so everything gets coated well…not sure why I never thought of that before?! Genious! I might just make some this weekend. I can almost taste that salty sweet amazingness already. Thanks :)

    • Julie Evink

      This recipe actually started as that recipe! I just changed a few things to make my own twist on it of course! You’ll have to let me know if you like them!

  • renee dwyer@chocolatepeanutbutterohmy

    They look beautiful and gooey x
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  • Veronica

    OMgosh, these are pure evil. I must eat them and save the world.
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  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets

    What? Is this for reals??? I totally want to try it!
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    • Julie Evink

      Totally. And you NEED to try them. Amazing!

  • Lisa @ Wine & Glue

    OMG. Your brother was totally wrong! THESE are the bars to marry!!
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    • Julie Evink

      LOL you remember my post of him saying that? I love it!

  • Sarah @ Miss Candiquik

    Love, love, & love!! These sound like a classic that will be a recipe used over and over again! Pinned and shared :) Thanks :)
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    • Julie Evink

      Thanks Sarah! Can’t wait to keep making some treats with Candiquik!

  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    These would definitely be crack in my book!! OMG
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  • Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel


    Best food EVER. SoOOO making them!!
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  • Tonia@thegunnysack

    What??? I LOVE Fritos! This is fantastic!
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  • Jocelyn

    Good lord! My family loves fritos! They are going to be very excited about these when I try them!!!!
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  • Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

    Are you kidding me, Julie??? These are insane! … in a good way, of course. :-)
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground
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  • Lyuba@willcookforsmiles

    Holy YUM!! Must try some!
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  • Mary.

    Can you make a version using Nutella® ? Not everybody likes, or can’t eat peanut butter.

  • Karly

    Fritos in a cookie bar? I gotta try these! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
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    • Julie Evink

      Totally. They might be life changing :)

  • Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling

    What a fun salty/sweet twist. I heart Fritos!!
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    • Julie Evink

      It’s like a perfect marriage of food!!

  • Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips

    What a crazy awesome combo! I love sweet and salty!
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  • Julie

    My son would love me forever if I made these for him:) Thanks so much for posting this great recipe!!
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  • Mary.

    I told the people at my workplace, about this recipe. One of them said, that she “like to try to make them”

  • Pete Mathis

    Frito bars- what is the pan size?

  • Kellie

    These look amazing! Any idea how these might hold up and stay fresh if shipped? My son is deployed overseas and I am wanting to send a goodie/care package. Thanks!

  • Catherine

    I make a frito sweet dish that I call crack, too! It is so addictive that I have to be very selective when I make it so I don’t eat it all! I can’t wait to try your recipe.

    • Catherine

      I can’t believe I just left a comment but didn’t write my website correctly! Long day!

      • Julie Evink

        LOL glad I’m not the only one!

  • Natalie Williamson

    I live in Australia, and I’ve never heard of frito. Could you please explain what it is..

    Thank you


    • Julie Evink

      It’s a thick, salty corn chip!

  • Glenda

    Hi I’m in the UK, Can you tell me what Fritos scoops are please?
    Thank you

    • Julie Evink

      It’s a thick, salty corn chip!

      • glenda

        Not sure we have anything like that here.

  • Fernanda Mello

    We don’t have Fritos here in Brazil… Is Doritos the same kind of snack? Can I use it for this recipe? Thanks!

    • Julie Evink

      It’s a salty corn chip! So I don’t think Doritos would work…

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