Friday, March 5, 2010

I call it Frito Bark

I've been reading food blogs for probably 2 years now. It definitely inspired me to start my own blog as well. I have SO MANY recipes saved on this computer from food blogs, I wonder if I'll ever get to them. Sometimes my eyes are bigger then my stomach, if you know what I mean! Many blogs come up with super, creative recipes that you wish you made up yourself. I like this recipe I'm going to share with you today. I found it on Anna's blog Cookie Madness and have been addicted to this sweet, salty, nutty, chocolaty mixture since. I shared this recipe with my best friend and we started calling it Frito Bark. When we get together for a UFC PPV she will make this dessert. She makes hers a bit different by doubling the toffee mixture and making it more like a huge bar, rather then bark. I usually won't make it because it is very, very addicting. I mean very addicting. Once you start you can't stop. So I'm warning you now! I usually have to keep it out of my house because not only am I addicted but my mom as well! It is like cat nip but for adults.

Check out the frito and pretzel just chilling!
I now just follow the recipe on a whim. It is so simple, fritos, pretzels, peanut butter cups, brown sugar, butter and semi-sweet chocolate. I also just crush the fritos and pretzels with my hands. I don't feel a food processor is necessary. As for peanut butter cups, I buy the big cups and cut them into fourths. I feel they have more peanut butter in the middle then the small cups. The chocolate chips, I just sprinkle till I feel there is enough, and I leave the peanuts off because most people don't like them! Here is the recipe on Anna's site for Sweet, Salty, Frito Candy. Alas I call it Frito Bark! Don't say I didn't warn you. 

I only made these because I thought it be a fun treat for St. Patrick's Day and I added them to my boyfriend's care package.


Okay and if that wasn't enough. I bought myself some frozen yogurt with the flavors Madagascar vanilla and red velvet cake batter (this flavor was awesome!). For my topping, I felt Frito Bark would do its justice! 

Oh, it was heaven alright!



Bob said...

Ok, that's just brutal. I love sweet and salty, I need to make that.

Katrina said...

I have yet to try this candy of Anna's, but she's one of my favorite bloggers!
Make sure you tell her when you make (and post) her stuff, just because she likes to know when people are making her things and loving them!
Your bark looks fantastic, which is why I haven't made it because I know I would eat too much of it and I know my husband would think the combo of flavors is just a little strange and probably wouldn't eat any of it.

Pam said...

Salty, sweet, and crunchy? Sold!

Fallon said...

You guys have to try this dessert!!
And thanks Katrina. I will have to let her know. I think I've made several of her recipes but never thought to shoot her an email!

Shelby said...

Oh my, oh me....if this were around I would not leave it alone I am certain of it! I better be like you and not make it because I KNOW I would be the one eating it all (cause I would hide it from Grumpy and he wouldn't know it existed!).

The frozen yogurt sounds yummy! What brand was it? I will have to look for it. I just found some pomengrante greek yogurt that I am going to try this week, something new around my part of the woods!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Whoa! This is something I haven't seen before! Hmmm I must try this now.