Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Cuban Lunch

Cuban Lunch (Gluten Free)
A lady from my small group provided me with this recipe. She served them at one of our study nights and everyone went crazy for them. I knew I had to get the recipe. The best part is, they're naturally gluten free! They are also crazy easy to make. You only need 4 ingredients.
Apparently the name comes from an old chocolate bar that was made of similar ingredients (must be before my time), so I'm glad I can still enjoy the flavours of that candy bar in a homemade form. Most people fill mini muffin papers with the mixture, but I couldn't find any so I just dropped spoonfuls on parchment paper. I think I like this method better because you can make them much smaller and they fit tighter in a container.

Don't be afraid of the potato chips in this recipe. Unless you're afraid of the fat content... then go ahead and be very afraid. The salty crunchy texture pairs perfectly with the sweet chocolate and peanuts. People are usually surprised when they find out there's potato chips in these little chocolates because you really can't taste them at all.

So you can all thank Sue for this delicious and easy recipe :)

(makes probably like 30 but it all depends on the size. Recipe can be easily halved, doubled, tripled or multiplied by 1.683 if you really want. Just add equal amounts of everything!)

1 cup Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips (or milk chocolate)
1 cup Butterscotch Chips
1 cup Ripple Potato Chips (crunch them up a bit)
1 cup Peanuts (salted or plain, whatever you have) - I broke all of mine into halves


On med-low heat, melt chocolate and butterscotch chips in a medium sized pot, stirring constantly.
Once completely melted, remove from heat and stir in potato chips and peanuts.
Drop teaspoons of mixture on to parchment paper or into mini muffin papers.
Let cool at room temperature until firm.
Keep frozen in an airtight container.
place chocolate and butterscotch chips in medium pot
melt chips over med-low heat, stirring constantly
once completely melted, remove from heat
add peanuts and potato chips
mix so everything is coated in chocolate
spoon on to parchment paper
let sit at room temperature until firm
store in an airtight container in the freezer (next to the rest of your gf Christmas baking)


  1. Yummy!! Made these for the last few years for the Holidays. Huge hit with everyone.

  2. There is a fan page devoted to these old bars on facebook too. Big hit.