Crock-Pot Chocolate Frito Candy

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.
Most Helpful

What a fun dish to make! It tastes so delicious and is so easy to make. My candy is in the fridge getting firm, but that didn't keep DH and I from trying it out first. Such an interesting combination of ingredients - didn't leave out a thing. Will definitely make this candy again. Made for Everyday is a Holiday, September, 2012.

DailyInspiration September 27, 2012

Very tasty, hard to stop nibbling on it. Easy to make and fun to tell everyone you are making crockpot Frito candy.

nangaj September 16, 2009

Looking for a way to use up leftover snacks from a party last weekend, I thought this sounded promising. There are chocolates with sea salt; the combo of chocolate and salt is very nice (not to everyone, of course). In Germany most corn chips are gluten-free, indeed, and there are gluten-free pretzels, too. Having a gluten-free houshold and a gluten sensitive best friend, my parties are gluten-free, too ;-) So my leftovers were gluten-free corn chips, potato chips, pretzels and salted peanuts and cashews. I don't have a microwave so used the crock pot (4 quart, 1 hour and 25 minutes). Served this for a movie evening with friends, and it got rave reviews! Thanks for posting!

Mia in Germany July 11, 2009