Ridiculously Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies
I made you the crispest chili spiced fries ever. Like really.
And they are baked not fried!
But then it gets better. Way better.
I drizzled them with the most amazing (and surprisingly light) garlic/ cheddar cheese/ spicy sauce ever and then I crumbled just a little bit of bacon over top. You know for good measure.
I make these fries ALL THE TIME!
Ok well, not with the cheese sauce and bacon. That’s a new thing, but that’s only because I had not conjured up this recipe yet!
I have a feeling that these are going to be a regular around here. Although, with how much I have been cooking lately we never have the same thing twice. Unless it’s Buffalo Chicken, Taco’s or Steak, which we have way too much. Picky eaters that are obviously meat loving hungry boys are to blame for this.
Man these pictures speak for themselves!
Look at these fries. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but seriously, don’t they just look perfect? I did a tex-mex like seasoning on them and it is insanely good. Like the fries on their own are just awesome, but then the cheese sauce puts them over the top. Like they’re freaking killer.
The sauce. Would you believe me if I told you it was actually like, not bad for you? No, butter, no cream, no flour. I used a combo of light cream cheese and plain fat-free greek yogurt to get a super creamy and light sauce. A little sharp cheddar cheese goes a long way! It’s creamy and has just a little kick from some chipotle hot sauce (everyone in my family is obsessed with this stuff). It’s totally finger dippin’ worthy!
Alright, so here’s the deal.
I HATE deep frying foods. Like I loath it. Not only because, well it is obviously not very good for you, but mainly because it is a pain in my you know what! Really it is messy, greasy and hot. Every time I fry food my face ends up redder than a very red lobster because I have the most sensitive skin. It’s awful, not to mention rather embarrassing.
So I only fry foods that well, just have to be fried. Like donuts (No donut pan…. Yet.) and beginets and generally anything that I think will really taste better fried. Otherwise I just “oven” fry. Works like a charm.
So the finishing touch?
Bacon. The potato’s best friend.
Now I only used just a little bacon because I think bacon can totally over power any dish if used too much. It’s such a strong and distinct flavor. Plus, my dad can only handle it in little doses, and like I said the flavors in the fries and cheese sauce are just so awesome that I did not want to over power them with a whole lot of bacon.
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Seeing these makes me wish the inside of my oven worked! Maybe Boyfriend will let me use his if I share.
Ha! Get that oven fixed!! These are to good not to make!
These certainly aren’t on my diet, but a guess if I am going to cheat…it would be with these fries!! 😉 Pinned for later! Julia @ http://www.juliakendrick.com
Oh yeah, cheat!! Thanks for pinning!
these look absolutely INSANE and i love them. dying.
Ha! Thanks so much Jessica! I was SO excited to see your comment! I know how much you love bacon!! Bacon + Potatoes + Cheese should always be paired together!
OMgosh …. I would have a hard time restraining myself with this recipe! Thanks so much for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends!
I know!! Thanks!
I’m making these ASAP! Just wondering if you used white or orange cheddar? Looks like white, but I wanted to check.
I used orange, but white would great to!! i hope you love these. Let me know!
These fries look so yummy… pinning to give them a try later. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you and thanks so much for pinning!
Oh yeah is right! Killer recipe!! I found this at Classy Clutter–and I don’t have to feel guilty eating it-Yay!
Apparently, you posted some great recipes tonight, because I can’t stop clicking on them at these link parties. I found this one at Totally Tasty Tuesday, and I’m intrigued by this not-unhealthy cheese sauce. And I agree that frying things is over-rated; it’s messy and much more time-consuming than it’s worth.
Frying food is the worst!! These fries are better than any greasy fried ones and the cheese sauce is amazing! Thanks so much for stoping by!
You are TOTALLY going to make me ruin my diet! Looks SO good!!
Diet make you cranky anyway! Thanks for reading liz!
hmmm Bacon! Thanks for sharing on Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!!!
Ha, bacons good! Thanks!
Thank you for sharing a great recipe with Foodie Friends Friday! Hope to see you this week for our Cookie Party!
WOW! These are a keeper. Pinned! I wish I had the energy to go make them now…but I don’t. I WILL make these. Thank you for sharing.
We may have met by chance…but we become friends by choice.
Thank you and thank so much for pinning!
These look sinful… or fabulous! lol. yummy 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing at Super Saturday Show & Tell… I’m SO glad you came to (link) party with me! http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com xoxo~ Ruthie
Oh yum, this looks divine – like the ultimate comfort food!