In South Central Texas, you can bet money we love ourselves some corn and we’re always on the lookout for new ways to enjoy our traditional snacks. What’s more enjoyable than taking a Texas food staple and joining forces with mouth-watering spices to create a new sweet and savory snack? If you’re ready to throw preconceived notions to the wind, this snack is for you!
12 oz bag of semisweet chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp cayenne (or as much as you can handle—some folks go with as little as a pinch, while others use 2 tsp)
3 cups slightly crushed corn chips
Sea salt for garnish (optional)
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Crush your corn chips in a mixing bowl and set aside.
- To melt the chocolate, pour chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 20 seconds at a time. IMPORTANT: Stir chocolate after each heating session to ensure you don’t burn it. (Usually it takes anywhere from 4 to 5 rounds in the microwave.)
- Once your chocolate is melted, add the vanilla, cinnamon, and cayenne. Stir until completely blended.
- Pour chocolate mix over the corn chips and use a rubber spatula or spoon to ensure complete coverage.
- Use a tablespoon to scoop out lumps of candy mix onto the parchment-lined cookie sheet and place in the freezer until they harden.
- Sprinkle sea salt for garnish before you serve.