Take-out Tuesday, Bad Boy Birthday Bars

When I say BAD Boy, I am using the slang bad, meaning GOOD!


The reason these are sooo bad is that they are so good!

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Another reason they are so bad is that they are full of all kinds of yummy things


which really does make them bad, but makes them taste really good!


The really good part about these Bad Boys is that I got rid of all the bad things in my pantry


which is good!


I made these for my son in law, NG [nicest guy], who has a sweet tooth the size of Texas! His birthday was Sunday so I wanted to make sure he had some sweet treats!

birthday 7 layer bars thepaintedapron.com

I meant to put chopped Snickers in these but I forgot decided not to overdo… but I did put Chia* seeds in the cookies before baking, which is good, but I still have the Snickers bars, which is very bad!


Here’s the recipe:


An easy prep cookie bar with a potato chip crust
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 2 cups potato chips crushed fine in food processor [about 8 oz or 6 cups whole chips, I used Lays regular]
  • 4 T unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 T chia seeds* [optional]
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts pecans or cashews
  • Birthday [rainbow] sprinkles or non pariels [optional]
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk


  • Combine butter and potato chips and press into the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • Layer candy chips, nuts, and Sprinkle with Chia seeds if desired.
  • Pour milk over all, top with sprinkles and bake at 325 for 35 minutes or until done. Cool thoroughly and cut into bars or squares.
Keyword bar cookies, birthday bars, easy cookies, layer bar cookies, potato chip cookies, sprinkle cookies

Be sure to give these away fast!!

Do you save those clear plastic boxes from the bakery section at your grocery?


They make great gift boxes for goodies and I love keeping a variety of the plastic storage ones around too~

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Nothing better than a little love from the kitchen!

*for more info about Chia seeds, click here


I will be sharing with:

The Style Sisters

Easy Life

Posed Perfection

Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Jenny Evolution

Love Bakes Good Cakes

Foodie Friday

Will Cook for Smiles


10 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Bad Boy Birthday Bars”
  1. Yikes! I think I gained 20 lbs reading this post! Very creative way to use up the goodies and send them to skinny people!

  2. Mary says:

    Jenna, I love the twist on the 7 Layer Bars with a potato chip crust! Sweet & salty is a favorite combination for us 🙂

  3. Sweet & salty – don’t get me started.

    Wishing you a happy and healthy new year.

  4. Shawna says:

    Oh my gosh! Just to think I cleaned my pantry out the 1st of the year and could have done that recipe. I have never seen chips in cookies but what a concept. Thank you for sharing it on our Four Seasons Blog Hop. Pinning now.

  5. Sarah says:

    what a fun recipe. i wanna try these soon!

  6. Miz Helen says:

    Oh my goodness Jenna,
    Those Bars are “Bad Boy’s”, we will just love them. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  7. Very fun and creative! Thanks for posting on The Four Seasons Blog Hop! Sandra from Scrumptilicious 4 You

  8. Kim says:

    Jenna, I’ll bet you got a million smiles from these. 🙂 With three types of baking chips, who could go wrong? They look delicious!

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