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"stupid cookies"

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This is a good name for these cookies, they are "addictive" and you start feeling "stupid" because you can't stop eating them! They are "GOOD - TASTY & DELICIOUS," no matter how hard you try ... one is never enough! PEANUT BUTTER NOTE: For people who are allergic to peanuts and peanut butter ... there are all kinds of alternatives to use, such as cashew butter, almond butter, and sunflower seed butter.

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Who knew four ingredients could create such a magical treat. Corn chips sound like an usual ingredient, but it all works. They're sweet, salty, gooey, sticky, and crunchy. So good! They kind of taste like caramel peanut candy.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 30 Cookies
prep time 15 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For "stupid cookies"

  • 1 c
    white Karo syrup
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    peanut butter, creamy or chunky
  • 1 bag
    Fritos - corn chips (14 oz. size)

How To Make "stupid cookies"

  • Corn chips in a bowl.
    Empty into a "large bowl" the Fritos Corn Chips .... and slightly crush with your hands .... set aside.
  • Sugar and syrup coming to a boil.
    Bring sugar and syrup to a boil in a saucepan ... boil for "One Minute" only -- "no longer" or you will be sorry (you won't be able to bite into the cookies).
  • Peanut butter added to the sugar mixture.
    Add peanut butter and mix together thoroughly.
  • Peanut butter sugar mixture mixed with corn chips.
    Pour the peanut butter-syrup mixture over the corn chips .... and mix all together.
  • Spooning corn chip mixture onto a baking sheet.
    Work fast and drop by spoonfuls, the cookies onto a sheet of parchment paper. Note: I use a "Soup Spoon" to scoop-out the cookies onto the parchment paper, it makes a mounded-up cookie about 2 1/2 inches in size. After all the mounded-up cookies have been distributed onto the parchment paper ... take your fingers and give each cookie a little "squeeze" together, which will make sure any corn chips found sticking out "stay" with your cookie mound.
  • A platter of Stupid Cookies.
    That's it --- You're Done!