Take-out Tuesday, Alabama Comeback Bars

We had a ball last week with my brother-in-law and nephew, who surprised us with an impromptu visit, and flew in from Southern California to relax with us at the beach for a few days…


I wanted to make sure they were properly attired…


We had a lot of perfect weather plus a few pop up storms


They LOVED the rain and lightning because they never have thunderstorms, or rain for that matter


I knew they’d be easy house guests, so I didn’t fret too much about meals


At the last minute I decided to make a quick sweet in case they were so inclined


The first thing my BIL did when he walked in was help himself to 3!  He was inclined!


“Boy, you keeping making things like these, we’ll be coming back to Alabama often”

Ha! that was my plan 😊


I’ve learned that guests will grab a small bite over something that requires slicing or assembling


They will turn down a regular sized cupcake, “Oh, I couldn’t possibly eat all that…”

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but they’ll eat 3 mini cupcakes!


I figured I couldn’t go wrong with a layered bar cookie, with a crescent roll dough crust topped with bacon


butterscotch chips


potato chips


and chocolate  πŸ˜‹


Everything is held together with sweetened condensed milk


And baked to chewy sweet perfection


Lining the dish with parchment makes easy work of cooling, cutting, and clean up


They even had some for breakfast!


Hey, don’t judge, they do contain bacon   🐷

Alabama Comeback Bars

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American


  • 1 can crescent rolls or dough sheet
  • 1 can 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 6-8 strips of bacon cooked and cut into 1 inch pieces*
  • 2 cups crushed potato chips


  • Spray a 9β€³ x 13β€³ baking dish with cooking oil spray. Line it with parchment paper. The spray will keep the parchment in place and the parchment will make it easy to lift the baked cookies out of the pan, as well as protecting the dish from leaks and spill overs.
  • Carefully unroll dough and place on parchment, pinching perforations to seal if necessary. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until cooked and golden. Top crust with an even layer of bacon pieces, then butterscotch, then potato chips, and ending with chocolate chips. Slowly pour milk overall. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, or until set and golden.
  • Cool cookies before cutting into bars or squares


*cook the bacon several days ahead of time if desired, place strips on parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees 15-25 minutes until done. Drain well on paper towels, then wrap and refrigerate until use.
Keyword Alabama Comeback Bars, bourbon cookie bars, chocolate bacon cookie bars, easy cookie bars, layer cookie bars


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19 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Alabama Comeback Bars”
  1. Mary says:

    Oh boy Jenna…sweet and salty perfection in a bar! I bet they did keep coming back for more! I’m envious of your rain and storms, we haven’t had even a sprinkle in 18 days are 8 inches down for the year.

  2. Finger foods are the best:@)

  3. Jodi says:

    Sounds like a dream come true. But oh my these may be more decadent than those stuffed Oreos lol. Bacon and chips andChocolate and butterscotch and sweetened milk! 😜

  4. Jodi says:

    Ps. Love the name. Did you come up with that? I need to come up with a Mars Come Back Bar. πŸ˜‰

  5. Jenna, you had me at bacon…love a sweet and salty treat. I am glad you made sure your guests were properly attired!:)

  6. Lynn Bean says:

    Oh wow! Sounds delicious. I will give them a try! Have a wonderful day.

  7. Emily says:

    Oh Jenna, those bars cover all my cravings in one bite! I just bet you’ll have a return visit from those two. Saving this recipe, thanks…………..

  8. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    Touchdown, and extra point!

  9. lulu says:

    Hey, I’d come back for some of those bars! What a combination of ingredients! Wonder if those will work the next time FSU needs to come back.

  10. AnnMarie says:

    This sounds and looks SO GOOD! This is just the type of unusual goodie I love to make and my husband, and son love to eat. Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Chris says:

    Oh my goodness, I know they were delighted!

  12. Michelle says:

    Honestly if you fed me like this I might not need to return because I’d never leave!

  13. Helen Adams says:

    Jenna, I love your Comeback Bars and no offense, but when I make this recipe we will be calling them Texas Comeback Bars! Thanks so much for sharing with us today at Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  14. JESS44903 says:

    I’ve never heard of such a thing! YUMMMMM!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  15. Helen Adams says:

    Your recipe is featured this week at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you enjoy your new Red Plate and have a fantastic weekend!
    Miz Helen

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