These packed bars combine potato chips, pretzels, chocolate, peanut butter, bacon and beer for a mouthful of sweet and salty goodness. Better yet, they call for less than half a can of beer, so buy a 6-pack to finish off while you wait for your cookie bars to cool. Best drunchies ever.

Beer, Bacon, and Potato Chip Bars

  • Prep Time:35 minutes
  • Cook Time:25 minutes
  • Total Time:1 hour
  • Servings:16 servings
  • Medium

    Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 4 strips of bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 6 tablespoon beer
  • 8.5 oz caramels
  • 3/4 cup potato chips (crushed)
  • 1/4 cup pretzels (crushed)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
Photo by Emmy Daniels
Photo by Emmy Daniels

Step 1

Cream butter and sugar in stand mixer until fluffy, then add egg, vanilla extract, flour, baking soda, 3/4 cup chocolate chips, 2 pieces of bacon (cooked and chopped), and 2 tablespoons beer.

GIF by Emmy Daniels
GIF by Emmy Daniels

Step 2

Press dough into a greased 9×9″ pan and bake at 350°F for 22-25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.

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GIF by Emmy Daniels

Step 3

Melt caramel and 4 tablespoons beer in a saucepan over medium-low heat until caramels melt completely.

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GIF by Emmy Daniels

Step 4

Pour caramel-beer mixture evenly over bars, and throw on some crushed potato chips, crushed pretzels, 2 strips of bacon (cooked and chopped), peanut butter chips, and 1/2 cup chocolate chips before the caramel hardens.

GIF by Emmy Daniels
GIF by Emmy Daniels

Step 5

Microwave last 1/4 cup chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons coconut oil in microwave until smooth to form chocolate drizzle. Drizzle over top of bars.

#SpoonTip: Add more coconut oil as needed to get the right drizzling consistency.

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GIF by Emmy Daniels

Step 6

Allow chocolate drizzle to set before digging in.

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GIF by Emmy Daniels