Frito Bars

Have you ever tried Frito Bars? If you haven’t, after you’ve read this post, you probably will want to!

Frito Bars - salty + sweet no-bake bar cookie

What are Frito Bars?

Frito bars are a no-bake bar cookie that only requires four ingredients.

Frito Bars - No bake bar cookie

A mixture of equal parts peanut butter, sugar, and corn syrup are melted together to form a mixture that tops Fritos.

Frito Bars - No bake bar cookie

The combination is the perfect mixture of sweet, crunchy, and salty.

Frito Bars - No bake bar cookie

One fall when I was still teaching 7th grade, the teachers had a tailgate before our school’s football team played.

Crystal, a great teacher friend, brought this delectable treat to the tailgate.

Frito Bars - No bake bar cookie

I have a HUGE sweet tooth and after one bite, I immediately asked Crystal for the recipe.

If I remember correctly, Crystal’s grandmother found this recipe in a magazine and had made it for years.

How to Make Them

This is such an easy recipe!

Start by spraying a 9 x 13″ pan with cooking spray and then adding a 9.25 oz bag of Fritos, spreading them out evenly.

Fritos in a baking pan

Combine one cup each of peanut butter, sugar, and corn syrup in a saucepan.

Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture is combined together.

Making Frito Bars

Pour over the Fritos. If necessary, use an angled spatula to spread the mixture evenly.

Frito Bars - No bake bar cookie

Refrigerate until the mixture is set and cut into bars.

For this batch, I cut the bars into 24 squares. If I’m making these to take to a party, I often cut them into smaller squares.

Frito Bars - No bake bar cookie

Is your mouth watering?

Frito Bars - No bake bar cookie

I first shared this on my blog in 2009. I’m resharing it today with updated pictures.

Frito Bars - No bake bar cookie

Eleven years later, I still love this dessert and I think that you will as well.

Let me know if you try them!

Yield: 24 Bars

Frito Bars

Frito Bars

The perfect combination of salty and sweet, Frito Bars never fail to be a crowd-pleaser.


  • One 9.25 oz Bag of Fritos 
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Corn Syrup


  1. Spray a 13 x 9 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Spread Fritos into the baking dish.
  3. Over medium heat, combine peanut butter, sugar, and corn syrup. Stir until the ingredients are combined and melted together.
  4. Pour over Fritos.
  5. Refrigerate to set. Cut into squares and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 122mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 3g

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  1. So funny ! I was just thinking about these frito bars. I had them for the first time at your place. And I searched your blog for an old recipe, which I found. And printed. Thank you !! And here they are again. One small problem is that they’d be gone in a flash. By me eating them. Tom doesn’t eat sweets so much.

  2. I’m not entirely sure what Fritos are, we don’t have them in the UK. I’m going to have a search online and see if we have a suitable substitute over here!

  3. Wow, Paula. These look a lot like my “World’s Fastest Cookies,” but to use Fritos–genius! I LOVE the combination of salty and sweet!

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party, friend. I’m featuring you this week!

  4. I’m a bit skeptical… but I’ll give these Frito bars a try! You have so many great cookie recipes!

  5. Congrats on being the most clicked from last week’s Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party! This week’s party is live, and we’d love to have you!

  6. Omg Paula this looks so yummy. I think Fritos and peanut butter are the perfect combo and I can’t wait to try this. Pinning for later.

  7. I made these bars and they are HARD! Did I cook the topping too long? They are terrible! Please let me know what I did wrong.

    1. If they are hard, the topping must have been cooked too long. I am sorry that this happened to you and I hope that you’ll be willing to try this again as it really is a great dessert.


  8. These look SO good. I love the combination of salty and sweet. I typically have Jif Natural peanut better at home. Do you think that will work well?

  9. Oh my goodness, these look delicious! They’re a lot like my “World’s Fastest Cookies,” but the idea of preparing them with Fritos. . . well, salty and sweet just can’t be beat as a combo! I’ve pinned this on my “Recipes – YUM” board for future reference. 🙂

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

  10. I’ve made this recipe, but slightly different. I place Frito Scoops in a 9×13 dish or on a large tray. I melt the peanut and corn syrup together. I leave the sugar out as it’s already sweet enough with the syrup. Once the PB and syrup are melted together, I drizzle it over the Scoops and leave it sit at room temperature. It’s always a hit wherever I take it. I reminds me a bit of a Payday candy bar!

  11. these look like a fun snack…..we love fritos here in my house…BUT….Corn syrup!! UGH!!!! SO bad for our bodies!! (We are mostly plant based and try to NOT consume refined sugar). I wonder if I could substitute all natural peanut butter for the regular PB, and use raw sugar vs refined and use agave or honey vs corn syrup?? I’m gonna try these for a fun valentine’s snack!!

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