Don’t Knock it Till You Try it!

A few years ago Zach introduced me to a favorite snack of his dad’s, Fritos with peanut butter, I was skeptical at first too, but you have to try it, there is something about the crunchy chip with the smooth, creamy peanut butter. I have been planning this blog post for months, after I stumbled across this recipe on Pinterest using peanut butter and Fritos, you see yesterday was a very special day, it was my father in law Dave’s 50th birthday!

When I saw this “cookie” made with peanut butter, Fritos and a few other ingredients I knew I had to make them for him! I will admit I was curious to see how these would turn out, I got mixed reactions when I told people I was going to make this recipe. Well they did not disappoint, I had to sample a few to make sure I wasn’t giving him something horrible, and I couldn’t stop, I told Zach under no circumstances was he to allow me back in the kitchen, for real I could not stop!

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For this recipe you will need Fritos, light corn syrup, sugar and creamy peanut butter.

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Spread chips on a greased or lined 15x10x1 baking sheet.

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Over medium heat bring corn syrup and sugar to boil, stirring frequently to dissolve sugar. Boil for about 1 minute then remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until smooth.

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Pour mixture over chips. Let cool.

Enjoy!

PB Frito No Bake Cookies

  • 1 bag Fritos chips
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter

Spread corn chips on a greased or lined 15x10x1 baking sheet.

In a saucepan over medium heat bring corn syrup and sugar to a boil, stirring frequently to dissolve sugar. Boil for about one minute and remove from heat; stir in peanut butter until smooth. Pour over chips (careful it comes out faster than I expected) and let cool.

How easy is that?

Happy birthday to the best father in law!

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Let’s Get Muddy

Last night my husband and I were relaxing on the couch and he suddenly says “OK lets go.” I looked and him and inquired where we were headed and he gave me the classic answer “Surprise.” If you have met Zach you know he is a big fan of surprises, from our wedding to a birthday picnic to what he is going to pick up for dinner. I grab my purse and we head to the door Zach steps outside and I hear “Oh crap, it’s raining” I look out the door and it is bright and sunny…and pouring down rain. We did make it to the store although we ended up soaked. While we were wandering around the store and these babies caught my eye.2014-06-28 18.46.20

That’s right Brownie Supreme Puppy Chow (I know it says Muddy Buddies but it has always been puppy chow to me). I started drooling almost immediately and Zach, being the good husband he is said he was pretty sure we had to get them, he asked if I wanted the regular ones too. I looked at the small bag and decided I could make a much larger batch for so much cheaper. Obviously we had to buy the brownie flavor but we headed to the cereal isle to pick up some Chex cereal.

I don’t know about you guys but puppy chow was one of my favorite childhood special treats, I only got it at friends’ houses so I was always so excited for it. Now I am truly lucky because my Mother in law makes puppy chow every Christmas and I always get a big bag because she loves me, Zach usually has to wrestle the bag away from me if he wants any. Since Wednesday was exactly six months until Christmas it had been awhile since I had any so I knew I would definitely be making a batch today.

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For this recipe you will need Chex cereal, semisweet chocolate chips, peanut butter, butter, vanilla and powdered sugar.

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Measure cereal into a large bowl and set aside. I used Rice Chex and Corn Chex.

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In microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on high for 1 minute, stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla.

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Pour mixture over cereal until evenly coated.

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Pour into resealable food storage plastic bag. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag and shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool.

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Enjoy! (I couldn’t wait for it to cool, I had to have some right away)

Puppy Chow

From Chex cereal

  • 9 cups Chex cereal (Rice, Corn, Chocolate or combination)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  1. Into a large mixing bowl, measure cereal; set aside.
  2. In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High for 1 minute, stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag.
  3. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

 

I will leave you with this picture of my adorable kitty….because I love her and she’s my baby!2014-06-24 22.54.46

Growing up, what was one of your favorite treats?