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Frito Bars stack on top of each other

Frito Bars

Crunchy, salty, sweet, chocolatey -- the perfect dessert has it all, just like in my Frito Bars recipe! The whole dish whips together in 15 minutes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Frito Bars, Frito Bars Recipe, How Do I Make Frito Bars Recipe, How To Make Frito Bars Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24 bars
Calories 407kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 2 (9.5-ounce) bags Frito corn chips divided
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips divided
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter


  • Generously grease with butter on the bottom and sides of a 9X13 inch baking dish.
  • Evenly spread 1 package of Fritos on the bottom of the baking dish. Sprinkle 1 cup of semi-sweet cholate chips over Fritos.
    How to make Frito Bars, adding chocolate chips on top of the Fritos layer
  • In a heavy bottom saucepan, add sugar (1 1/2 cups) and corn syrup (1 1/2 cups). Bring to a roiling boil. Cook for 1 minute then remove from heat and stir in peanut butter (1 1/2 cups). Drizzle half of the sugar mixture over the Frito layer.
    How to make Frito Bars, boiling peanut butter and corn syrup
  • Spread the second package of Fritos over the sugar layer then sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of semi-sweet cholate chips over Fritos. Drizzle the remaining sugar mixture over the second Frito layer. Refrigerate until firm and set. Cut into bars and serve.
    How to make Frito Bars, pouring peanut butter mixture


  • Swap the smooth peanut butter for crunchy to get an even more crunch.
  • These bars are not completely solid. When you cut it, expect that it'll break apart a little.


Serving: 1bar | Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 220mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg