Bacon, Beer and Potato Chip Cookie Bars

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Bacon, Beer and Potato Chip Cookie Bars

When we first saw these bars, it was love at first sight. And so we’re pleased as punch to feature this recipe from Lifeloveandsugar.com. These bars are filled with a long list of scrumptious ingredients: beer, bacon, pretzels, potato chips, chocolate chips, caramel, and peanut butter chips. You can’t get much more sweet & savory than this! Add to that the crunchy goodness of pretzels and potato chips and you’ve got the perfect dessert for salt and sugar addicts. Be sure to follow Lindsay on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for even more jaw-dropping desserts.

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Credit: Lifeloveandsugar.com

Cookie Ingredients:

3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup of chocolate chunks or chips
2 pieces of bacon, chopped
2 tbsp. beer (I used Yuengling)

Topping:

8.5 oz. caramels (about 27 caramels)
1/4 cup cup beer
3/4 cup potato chips, broken into pieces
1/4 cup pretzels, broken into pieces
2 pieces of bacon, chopped
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Chocolate drizzle
1/4 cup chocolate chips
2 tsp. milk

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 x 9 pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil that sticks up above the edges. Grease the paper or foil.

2. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Mix in egg and vanilla extract. With the mixer on low speed, add flour and baking soda.

3. Stir in chocolate chips, bacon and beer. Dough will be thick. Press cookie dough evenly into the bottom of the pan. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan.

4. While bars are cooling, melt caramels and beer together in a pan over medium heat. Allow caramel to cook on low for about 5-10 minutes. Pour caramel mixture over cookie bars and spread evenly. Pour potato chips, pretzels, bacon, peanut butter chips and chocolate chips evenly over caramel before it cools and hardens.

5. Microwave chocolate chips for chocolate drizzle and milk in a small bowl in the microwave until the milk begins to boil. Whisk chocolate until smooth Allow chocolate mixture to cool for about 2 minutes, then drizzle over top of bars. Once bars are cool, use parchment paper or foil to lift them out of the pan and cut into squares.

Credit: Lifeloveandsugar.com
Credit: Lifeloveandsugar.com

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