Thursday, December 30, 2021


Today is National Bacon Day! I've posted several chocolate bacon recipes over the years for today's holiday and also for International Bacon Day in September. Bacon provides a great saltiness that complements chocolate. This recipe is adapted from  Of course, you can add more bacon if you'd like. I love that you caramelize the bacon in this brownie recipe. No time to caramelize or cook the bacon? Costco has a great deal on Bacon Crumbles made from real bacon! Just throw them into your favorite Brownie recipe!

Better Bacon Brownies

1/4 pound bacon, cut into 1/4-inch dice
2 Tbsp honey
1/2 cup melted unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup DARK cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease 8-inch square baking dish.
Fry bacon in skillet over medium-high heat until nearly crisp, about 5 minutes. Add honey and stir until foaming subsides. Remove bacon with slotted spoon to plate to cool.
Mix melted butter, brown sugar, white sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl; mix in eggs.
Sift flour, cocoa powder, and salt together in bowl; add to egg mixture.
Fold bacon and chocolate chips into mixture; pour into prepared baking dish.
Bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 25 to 35 minutes.
Allow brownies to cool for 20 minutes before cutting into squares.

1 comment:

rufaro said...

I might have to make these immediately or sooner, and I might have to sub in maple syrup for honey. Time to defrost the pound of bacon currently in my freezer for a rainy day. It'll rain again soon, right?