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Freaky Frito No Bake with Bacon and Red Pepper Flakes

SO WRONG…yet
SO PERFECTLY RIGHT !!!
everything about this says NO NO NO NO

DON’T DO IT

but you just can’t help yourself…

this is a true definition of
GUILTY PLEASURE
FRITOS
chocolate
BACON,
peanut butter caramel
and a sprinkle of HOT chili flakes

YOU MUST TRY THIS !!!
i found this incredibly sinful delight on pinterest brought to my attention by  Skip to my Lou...Cindy i love you i hate you!  these are so GOOD…so BADDDDD and so wrong, yet so right on every level.   perfect sweet savory gooey crunchy in every bite.    friends and family thought i was crazy when i tried to explain what was in it, but first bite had them grabbing for more.  i would, and probably will, bring these to any party be it black tie or pot luck.  

FREAKY FRITO NO BAKE with BACON
and RED PEPPER FLAKES
original recipe and photo instructions found at Skip to my Lou
1 bag of regular Fritos, 10.5 oz
1 cup regular sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup regular store bought peanut butter…natural won’t work the same.
i used half creamy and half crunchy, so both will work.
8-10 strips CRISPY bacon, chopped or crumbled.
chocolate to drizzle
crushed red pepper flakes to sprinkle
spread Fritos on a greased 15 x 10 inch jelly roll pan/cookie sheet.  sprinkle the bacon on the Fritos.  save a bit of bacon to sprinkle on after you pour the caramel mixture for a good visual.
in a small sauce pan add the sugar and corn syrup. bring the sugar and corn syrup to a boil…stirring to help dissolve all the sugar.  let boil for one minute.  remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until smooth.  pour mixture equally over the Frito/bacon.  sprinkle (sparingly) with red chili flakes…as much as you can handle.  maybe just do chili flakes on half so the non heat seeker/pansy will enjoy.   as they are cooling heat some chocolate…(about 1/2 cup or so) slowly in the microwave.  do this at 15 second intervals, stirring in between so you won’t seize the chocolate.   it should not be too hot so you can put this in a zip-loc baggie, cut off the tip and drizzle over the whole sheet.  the chocolate will set in a few hours, but since it isn’t “tempered” it will still be a little soft to the touch.
i handed these out the next day and they still had a very good crunch…even 2 days later they were good after the photos.  do not cover these tightly.  i have a cover for my sheet pan that i just lay over top.


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