Frito Bars Recipe

Frito Bars recipe stacked on a paper on a table

Our Frito Bars recipe is sure to be a favorite of all who loves a salty-sweet flavor combo! Indeed, it’s a great snack, dessert or after-school snack any time of year.

Fritos History

No question, as a child growing up in the 1960s, Fritos were my favorite snack chip. What’s more, I knew the Frito Bandito song by heart.

“Ai Yi Yi Yi, I am the Frito Bandito. I like Fritos corn chips; I love them, I do. I want Fritos corn chips; I’ll get them from you.

“Ai, Yi Yi Yi, I am the Frito Bandito. Give me Fritos corn chips and I’ll be your friend. The Frito Bandito you must not offend.”

Furthermore, you can watch the Fritos commercial. No doubt, I was drawn into the legion of young Frito Banditos across the country who loved the corn chips.

All things considered, Frito Lay made the Frito Bandito (1967-1971) the second mascot for the Frito-Lay corn chip. In this case, the Frito Bandito replaced the Frito Kid (blond-haired, little-boy cowboy). In brief, the Frito Kid served as product mascot from 1952-1967.

Fritos Connections

What’s more, Tex Avery created the Frito Bandito. Many know him for creating Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig.

Voice actor Mel Blanc gave the Frito Bandito his voice. Indeed, vintage cartoon fans know Mel for voicing Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and Speedy Gonzales.

In addition, the company based the Frito Bandito jingle on “Cielito Lindo,” a traditional Mexican song. You may have heard “Cielito Lindo” (“Pretty Little Sweetheart”) sung by Menudo, Pedro Infante, or Vincente Fernandez.

Frito Bars Recipe

pouring liquid mixture onto Fritos in Frito Bar recipe
a single Frito bar on paper in the front with a basket of Frito bars in the back

In any case, our Fritos Bar recipe is sure to be a favorite. In the comments below, let us know your other favorite Frito recipes. Walking tacos? Frito pie?

Frito Bars

Frito Bars

Connie Laux


  • 10 oz Fritos® Today Fritos come in 9.25-ounce bags. We found this to not be enough Fritos in the recipe. I recommend you pick up a second bag and add just under half to this recipe.
  • 1 cup Light Karo® Syrup
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter


  • Line a 10 x 15-inch pan with foil and spray with Pam®.
  • Pour Fritos® into an even layer in the pan.
  • Bring the Karo® syrup and sugar to a boil; stiry in peanut butter.
  • Pour over the Fritos® and allow to cool.
  • Cut into pieces.

Now, if you’re looking for a summer salad or salsa recipe, Cornfetti is a tasty choice.

cornfetti in taco shells on serving board
hand squeezing juice from a lime wedge into a bowl of cornfetti

Not to mention, Bronner’s offers ornaments for a variety of chip lovers.

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glass ornament of a bag of wavy potato chips

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