Potato Chip Cookie Bars with Fudge Topping
Amazing soft decadent Cookie Bars layered with chocolate potato chips, fudge topping and tons of crispy potato chips on the inside! You are going to love these…
Every once in a while I have a brilliant idea… at least I think it’s brilliant.
And this, my friends, is one of those rare moments.
When I was a little girl, my mom used to make potato chip cookies. She only made them on special occasions, but they were my absolute favorite. In fact, her recipe means so much to me, I shared it in the very first post I ever wrote.
Lately I’ve been seeing chocolate potato chips all over the web.
Every time they pop up, it reminds of mom. She was way ahead of her time with her salty-sweet cookies.
And every time I see chocolate potato chips, my wheels start spinning on how to reinvent mom’s recipe so we can enjoy even more salty-sweet potato chip goodness here on ASP.
So today is the day…
I’m sharing soft buttery cookie bars inspired by mom’s potato chip cookies and chocolate potato chips.
These babies are sooooooooooo ridiculously delicious, and so easy to make.
Almost too easy to make.
Start by mixing the potato chip dough for the cookie bars, and pressing it into a pan.
After the bars bake to golden perfection, pour a simple chocolate fudge topping over the top.
Then sprinkle even more crumbled potato chips over the fudge and cool.
Cut. Devour. Groan with satisfaction.
The soft buttery cookie bars and rich fudge layer make the crispiness of the potato chips standout for serious wow-factor.
Chocolate Potato Chips Cookie Bars are just the sort of treat you might take on spring picnics, send to a friend who needs a little pick-me-up, or even take to work to bribe your coworkers.
I promise, they will do just about anything to get their hands on one of these. A platter full of cookie bars means: your wish is their command.
Use them wisely.
Chocolate Potato Chips Cookie Bars
For the Cookie Bars:
- 3 cups all purpose Gold Medal Flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups crushed potato chips
For the Topping:
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup crushed potato chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13-inch baking dish with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt together.
- Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Scrape the bowl and add the eggs and vanilla. Beat to combine. Then slowly add the flour mixture until just combined. Scrape the bowl again, and stir in the crumbled potato chips.
- Dump the dough into the baking dish and press flat with your hands. Bake for 30 minutes, until golden on top. Then cool completely before preparing the topping.
- Pour the sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until the mixture is completely smooth. (Should take no more than 2 minutes total.) Pour the fudge topping over the cookie bars and smooth with a spatula. Then sprinkle the top with the remaining crumbled potato chips.
- Place in the fridge just long enough for the fudge topping to harden, then lift the whole sheet of bars out of the pan by the edges of the parchment paper and cut.
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I made this expecting I would like it…but… these are beyond good!!!! I ate way too much because I just couldn’t stop myself. Thank you!!! I’m not even mad that my pants aren’t gonna fit tomorrow.
Do you have any advice on storing left overs?
So glad you like them! I would store the cookies in an airtight container with a piece of wax paper between the layers.
Thank you for sharing this tasty recipe. Since most of the comments were by people who have not made the recipe, I thought I’d share our experience. The bar cookies look special and appealing. Again, a tasty, moist bar base with a decadent fudgy top.
They are great I made this recipe just a little dry , was wondering if there was trick
Is there a chance your oven runs a little too hot? That might be why they tasted over-baked.
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Cannot wait to make these! The link to your mom’s potato chip cookie recipe does not work. Where could I find that? Thanks!
HI Emily, sorry about that. I just fixed the link!
I’ve been looking for this recipe for a while now, I love these squares.
I use to make them from a recipe in a Company’s Coming book, but it’s at my mothers house.
It might not be the exact same recipe but it sounds like they’ll taste the same, thanks.
Definitely not diet food, but they look so delicious…awesome! I love this idea…thanks for sharing!
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Love these. The sweet and salty thing is my favorite.
My weakness…sweet and salty. Will be making these this weekend! Yum!
A pregnant woman’s dream come true!
Say what? These look amazing. I can’t believe these have potato chips. Very unique and original :-)
Ohmigerrd, Sommer…I’m OBSESSED with chocolate covered potato chips! I get them from a local chocolate artisan here in town, and I seriously pay $11 a pound for them! It’s CRAZY how good they are… but I think I just found a much cheaper and more delicious substitute! THANK YOU!
Can’t wait to try these, but which is it… baking powder or baking soda?
fyi… the printable version calls for baking powder in the ingredient list and baking soda in the directions.
That’s so strange! It shows up for me as baking powder in both places. It’s definitely baking powder… sorry about that!
I don’t know why it printed out soda on the directions for me. I’ll use baking powder now, of course! Thanks so much Sommer! I think I’ll try it tonight!
Wow, I feel like I just have to try these. So creative! We’re not so big on the sweet-savoury thing over here in Europe, but I’ve been sold on peanut butter and jelly for a while now, so I think I might do OK with these. ;-)
OH my god. For real I want to live in side that thing.
Love these salty sweet treats!
Love the salty and sweet combo! I’m sure these wouldn’t last a day around my house!
I can see myself obsessed with these bars! Love the sweet and salty!
So playful!! Love the use of potato chips in these bars :)
LOVE! So great–can’t wait to try this.
This IS brilliant! Perfect weekend treats. xo
So fun! This sounds like the perfect sweet and salty!
What a fun recipe. I love the sweet-salty combination and it sounds so easy too!
What a treat!
Potato chips and chocolate are such an amazing combo. These bars sound and look crazy good! Can’t wait to make them!
Oh my goodness, drooling over here at 5:40am, lol! Sooooo good!!
My husband LOVES chocolate potato chips…I’m going to need to make him these bars!
I would never have thought of this but the sweet and savoury combo would be great!
These are nuts!!! Such a clever and fun recipe. I still have yet to ever put potato chips in any baked good….this has to change.
I love salty-sweet combos like this one. I first tried potato chip cookies a few years ago, and at first I was a bit skeptical that potato chips could work in a cookie. Until I took my first bite, that is. These look absolutely fantastic! Gooey, and chewy, and yet occasionally crispy at the same time. Thanks for sharing!
I definitely just has a brilliant cookie bar idea the other day too – we must be brain twins!
How-ev-er, I think I like yours better! Obsessed with these…chips, chocolate and cookies? My Friday is looking up! Pinned!