Bacon, Beer and Potato Chip Cookie Bars

Raven Higheagle

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@ravenhigheagle

These Bacon, Beer and Potato Chip Cookie Bars are one crazy pan of bars, full of sweet and salty flair and all your favorite munchie-food guilty pleasures!
They are perfect for Father’s Day, aren’t they?! I mean what dad wouldn’t love to have a few of his favorite foods baked into a chocolate chip cookie? Mine would!
I actually wanted to call this recipe “Man Bars.” When I told the Bubba that they were man bars, he said the only thing they were missing was motor oil.
Yuck!!!


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Serves:

Makes 12 to 16 Bars

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

COOKIE

3/4 c
unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 c
dark brown sugar
1/4 c
sugar
1 large
egg
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
3/4 c
chocolate chunks or chips
2 slice
bacon, chopped
2 Tbsp
beer (i used yuengling)

TOPPING

8 1/2 oz
kraft caramels (about 27 caramels)
1/4 c
beer
3/4 c
potato chips, broken into pieces
1/4 c
pretzels, broken into pieces
2 slice
bacon, chopped
1/2 c
peanut butter chips
1/2 c
chocolate chips

CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE

1/4 c
chocolate chips
2 tsp
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x9 pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil that sticks up above the edges
2
Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
3
Mix in egg and vanilla extract.
4
With the mixer on low speed, add flour and baking soda.
5
Stir in chocolate chips, bacon and beer. Dough will be thick.
6
Press cookie dough evenly into the bottom of the pan.
7
Bake for 22-25 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden.
8
Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan.
9
While bars are cooling, melt caramels and beer together in a pan over medium heat.
10
Allow caramel to cook on low for about 5-10 minutes.
11
Pour caramel mixture over cookie bars and spread evenly.
12
Pour potato chips, pretzels, bacon, peanut butter chips and chocolate chips evenly over caramel before it cools and hardens.
13
Microwave chocolate chips for chocolate drizzle and milk in a small bowl in the microwave until the milk begins to boil.
14
Whisk chocolate until smooth.
15
Allow chocolate mixture to cool for about 2 minutes, then drizzle over top of bars.
16
Once bars are cool, use parchment paper or foil to lift them out of the pan and cut into squares.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy