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
- 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
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.
Press dough into a greased 9×9″ pan and bake at 350°F for 22-25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.
Melt caramel and 4 tablespoons beer in a saucepan over medium-low heat until caramels melt completely.
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.
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.
Allow chocolate drizzle to set before digging in.