Guinness Pretzel Chip Treats
  • 1 ¼ cup Guinness Beer, divided
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 3 packets unflavored gelatin (.75oz total)
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and browned
  • 3+ cups ruffled potato chips crushed
  • 3+ cups miniature pretzels, crushed
  • ½ cup milk chocolate, chopped
  1. Pour the Guinness Beer into a bowl and allow it to sit uncovered in the fridge for at least an hour. This way the beer is cold and flat and ready to be caramelized.
  2. Prepare a 9x13 dish with the nonstick cooking spray. In the bowl of a stand mixer pour ½ cup of the flat Guinness. Sprinkle the surface of the beer with the gelatin and set aside to bloom.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large (6-quart or more) saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, salt and ½ cup of Guinness. Cook it over medium, stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  4. Increase the heat to medium- high and bring the mixture to a boil. Allow the mixture to continue to boil until it has reached 240 degrees on a candy thermometer (also known as the softball stage). Quickly remove the pot from the stove and pour into the bowl of the stand mixer with the bloomed gelatin. Using the whisk attachment, whip the candy mixture until it has tripled in size. This should take about 10 minutes. When the mixture becomes very thick and sticky it’s time to beat in the vanilla extract and brown butter. Whisk in till thoroughly combined.
  5. Fold in your chips and pretzels gradually. You’ll want to work in quickly as I found the marshmallow mixture starting to set quicker than I thought it would. Stir in as many mix ins as you desire till you reach the consistency you love. Press into the prepared 9x13 dish and set aside to cool completely and set.
  6. Once cooled completely, combine in a separate bowl the remaining ½ cup Guinness and chopped milk chocolate. Heat in the microwave using 30 second increments until melted completely. Drizzle the chocolate over the treats, allow to set. Cut into squares and enjoy!
Recipe by janie-jean at