South Dakota Frito Treats

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + standing


2 dozen

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
Yep, they’re made with corn chips, but don’t let that fool you. These salty sweets were a staple after meetings at the quilt guild I once belonged to. —Carol Tramp, Wynot, Nebraska
South Dakota Frito Treats Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 pkg. (9-3/4 ounces each) corn chips, divided
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter


  1. Spread 1 package corn chips on the bottom of a greased 13x9-in. baking pan; sprinkle 1 cup chocolate chips over the top.
  2. In a large heavy saucepan, combine sugar and corn syrup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter. Pour half the peanut butter mixture over chip mixture. Top with remaining corn chips and chocolate chips; drizzle with remaining peanut butter mixture. Let stand until set. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

1 bar: 337 calories, 18g fat (5g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 196mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.