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Peanut Butter Fritos Candy Recipe

Peanut Butter Fritos Candy is an easy no-bake treat that is made in the microwave! Whip up a batch of these irresistibly salty-sweet Peanut Butter Fritos and watch them disappear! Level up your snack game with this recipe that’ll have your guests raving and pinning for more.

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Peanut Butter Fritos

Peanut Butter Fritos are an incredibly delicious snack!

They have that amazing combination of peanut butter and corn chips that tastes like old-fashioned candy.

The corn chips themselves are crunchy and full of flavor; they make a great snack for any occasion.

You can even take them as a fast and easy lunch on the go.

Peanut Butter Fritos make every bite scrumptious, even if you’re eating them on their own or covered in chocolate for a little extra sweetness.

So, why not try them out next time you’re looking for a yummy snack?

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Peanut Butter Fritos Bars

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Peanut Butter Fritos Candy Recipe

If you’re a fan of the sweet and salty flavor combination, you’re going to fall head over heels for this Peanut Butter Fritos recipe.

These crunchy, bite-sized snacks are the perfect blend of savory corn chips and creamy peanut butter.

The combination might sound unusual, but trust me, it works like a charm.

Once you’ve tried these Peanut Butter Fritos, you’ll be hooked!

Another reason to love this Peanut Butter Fritos recipe is that it’s so versatile.

They’re perfect for parties, movie nights, or just a quick and easy snack on the go.

So why not give this recipe a try today and discover the delicious world of Peanut Butter Fritos for yourself?

These Peanut Butter Fritos are similar to Old Fashioned Corn Flake Candy if you’ve ever had that.

With the Corn Flake Candy, the cereal is stirred into the peanut butter mixture and then scooped out by spoonfuls onto waxed paper.

If preferred, you can do the same thing with Fritos Corn Chips.

peanut butter frito candy on a plate

🔑 Key to Success #1 – Use Regular Fritos Corn Chips

This Peanut Butter Fritos recipe is super easy!

It’s only 4 ingredients and you can’t beat that.

The first ingredient is Fritos corn chips.

You want the regular size and shape Fritos, not the Fritos Scoops.

Of course, you can experiment with different flavors and varieties of Fritos, but I recommend the regular Fritos Corn Chips.

Look for the 9-ounce bag of chips for this recipe.

That should be a good amount to use to fill a standard-sized 9×13-inch baking dish.

Grease the dish with non-stick cooking spray then spread out the Fritos to cover the bottom.

This is a no-bake recipe so the dish you use doesn’t really have to be oven-safe.

Peanut Butter Fritos

🔑 Key to Success #2 – Microwave the Sugar and Corn Syrup

The peanut butter mixture is a combination of granulated sugar, light corn syrup, and peanut butter.

You can make the peanut butter mixture on the stovetop or in the microwave.

We’re making ours in the microwave to save time.

First, stir together the sugar and corn syrup in a microwave-safe bowl.

Next, microwave the sugar mixture on high power for 1 minute then stir well.

Continue microwaving in 1-minute increments until the sugar starts to boil.

You want the sugar mixture to be fully boiling and not just bubbling around the edges.

Finally, remove the sugar from the microwave and stir in the peanut butter.

Stir until the peanut butter is fully combined and the mixture is smooth.

Peanut Butter Fritos

🔑 Key to Success #3 – Pour the Peanut Butter Mixture Over Fritos Corn Chips

Once the peanut butter mixture is smooth, pour it all over the Fritos corn chips.

Pour it slowly and make sure all the chips are covered with the peanut butter.

Do not stir the peanut butter mixture into the chips.

Only pour the peanut butter mixture over and coat the chips well.

The peanut butter mixture will seep down between the chips.

Allow the chips to sit until the peanut butter mixture is completely cool.

When cool, cut into bars with a sharp, serrated knife.

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Peanut Butter Fritos

Peanut Butter Fritos are an easy no-bake treat that is made in the microwave! We're taking Fritos corn chips and coating them in a thick peanut butter layer that will knock your socks off.
4.45 from 160 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 354kcal
Author: Jennifer



  • Grease 9×13-inch baking dish then pour Fritos corn chips to cover the bottom.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the corn syrup and sugar. Microwave on high for 1 minute then stir well. Continue microwaving in 1-minute increments until the sugar mixture comes to a boil, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove sugar mixture from microwave and stir in peanut butter until smooth.
  • Pour the peanut butter mixture over the Fritos, trying to cover up all the chips. Do not stir.
  • Allow to sit for 1 hour until cooled.
  • If desired, you can melt the chocolate chips in the microwave (30-second intervals, until melted and smooth) and spread over the cooled bars. Tik Tok says this is the best way!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 134mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 48g
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Recipe Rating


Monday 22nd of May 2023

Would this be classified as fudge or a candy bar?


Monday 22nd of May 2023

Peanut Butter Fritos are a candy. If you’ve ever had old fashioned Corn Flake Candy, it’s the same peanut butter mixture but with Corn Flakes cereal stirred in.


Tuesday 11th of April 2023

Grandkids (and myself) loved it


Friday 24th of March 2023

I made these yesterday for my boyfriend to take to work. They were a huge hit. The hardest part of this recipe was waiting for it to cool down to cut it. I made the sauce on the stovetop and it came out wonderfully.


Friday 24th of March 2023

I’m so glad you enjoyed it!


Monday 9th of May 2022

I was asked to make this for a family reunion. One 9x13 for 50 people. So much was leftover and uneaten on plates.