Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins
Ok. I know it sounds gross. Who would think of such a thing right? One word- Delicious! Try it even with your prejudices. Tastes much like peanut brittle.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup clear Karo syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 16 ounces crunchy Cheetos cheese-flavored snacks
- Bring butter, sugars, syrup to boil stirring constantly for 5 minutes while boiling.
- Remove from heat and add vanilla and baking soda. Stir well.
- Add Cheetos.
- Spread out onto ungreased cookie sheet.
- Cook at 250°F for 45 minutes to 1 hour -stirring every 15 minutes.
- When cool enough to touch, break into pieces.
This is good. Definitely fattening and very different. Can't stop eating it! Followed recipe exactly which uses 2 bags of Cheetos. Should have halved it for my small family. Thanks for a fun recipe! *** Update: It was almost gone by the 4th day. I'm really craving more. When I make it again I'll make the full recipe. It didn't get stale like I was worried it would.
This is one of those recipes that you probably wouldn't try unless someone recommended it to you....well I'm recommending it - it's terrific! To me it tastes like my favorite ballpark snack - CrackerJacks :) I made 1/4 of the recipe and wish I'd made more. Mine was really gloppy and didn't look too good when I put in on the baking sheet but once it was baked everything got coated nicely and was nice and crunchy. The only thing I can say against this recipe is that to me it's really not a "dessert" - it's a fun and tasty snack food! Thanks for posting this recipe! Made for the Best of 2010 Event (recommended by alligirl)
I have been errant in not writing a review on this oddity of wonderful before now! These are so great and have been added to our Halloween feast lineup - we do have to change up the name for the Feast- they are Candied Rooster's Toes for that night! Take the gamble! They are great!