8 Recipes Beyond Snacking + Frito Lay Giveaway Winners!

I definitely reach for salty snacks before sweet treats - anyone else? With that said, it's so easy to just grab a bag of chips, pretzels or crackers and nosh away. But why not try something different? Those popular snacks can be transformed into some amazing sweet and savory dishes! To help show the hidden potential of some popular snacks, here are 8 Recipes Beyond Snacking... and our Frito Lay Giveaway Winners are announced too!

 Forget eating tortilla chips plain... add some chicken & go to town!
Who knew potato chips make for a great crust?!
Add some flavorful texture to your favorite salad...
Turn up the heat by topping with beef, olé!...
Pretzels make a delicious and crispy crust for chicken...
Inspired by Ben & Jerry's ice cream, pretzels are swirled into the cookie dough...
Another treat that plays off of the salty and sweet combo...
Like crisp cookies? These have it, inside and out!

With all this talk about snacking, I've got some winners to announce!

Congratulations to our 25 winners below, who will be receiving a bag of Frito Lay's newest all natural chips, Tostitos Artisan Recipes: Roasted Garlic & Black Bean! Winners, please email me at itsjoelen (@) with your mailing address so that you can get your snack on right away!

2 -  erin said... bbq!

3 - yummychunkletsaid... No matter what new flavors come out, I always go back to sour cream and onion!

6 - Eva said... BBQ chips are my favorite, and the Harvest Cheddar Sun Chips are a close second!

8 - Margaret said... Garlic and roasted black bean sound phenomenal! I love salt and vinegar, too. :)

9 - Cheryl F. said... My favorite are LAY'S Kettle Cooked Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Flavored Potato Chips :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

10 - Cara @ The Boys Made Me Do It said... I love BBQ chips~

12 - Lindsey said... Sour cream & onion lays are my fav. Those new chips sound really good!

18 - Jamie said... Sour cream and onion here!

19 - cinnamonenspice said... I love BBQ!

20 - Stephany said... Oooo it's a toss up between sea salt and vinegar or lime!!!

21 - kristen said... I love the Cheddar & Sour Cream!

24 - Linda and Matthew said... Sea salt and vinegar.

27 - Sheila said... Baked Lays, the plain flavor.

28 - ljyoung85 said... This sound tasty. Really when it comes to chips I'm not picky but if I have to pick a favorite I'd go with sour cream and onion.

30 - Heather Lynne said... I love the tortilla chips with a hint of lime, but we also really like the new Black bean flavored tortilla chips. They are both great!

31 - Kelly said...  bbq

32 - susitravl said... Salt & Vinegar are soooo good!

33 - Dawn said... BBQ all the way :-)

34 - Kitten said... Salt and vinegar are the best in pretty much every chip type.

37 - Tiffany said... My fav chips are UTZ crab chips!

39 - Anna said... I LOVE all kinds of chips - but my favorite flavor would have to be anything spicy, like kettle cooked jalapeno!

40 - Liza Ward said... I love the original flavors!

42 - Anna Sachdeva said... favorite chip flavor - anything spicy, like jalapeno!

44 - Julie Reed Kube said... Frito Lay Giveaway - I am a simple girl, I like the regular Potato Chips. Yummy.

46 - Cheryl Free said... My favorite are LAY'S Kettle Cooked Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Flavored Potato Chips :)


  1. I sent you an email -- *Thanks so much* Joelen and Frito-Lay! I look forward to trying Tostitos Artisan Recipes Roasted Garlic & Black Bean Tortilla Chips :)

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