Rating: 4.21 stars
43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2

The combination of salty bacon with rich chocolate sounds strange but is surprisingly delicious.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
65 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch square baking dish.

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  • Fry bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until nearly crisp, about 5 minutes. Add honey and stir until the foaming subsides. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon to a 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 a bowl; add to the egg mixture. Fold bacon and chocolate chips into the mixture; pour into the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 25 to 35 minutes. Allow brownies to cool for 20 minutes before cutting into squares.

Cook's Notes:

If you freeze the bacon first, it's easier to dice.

A nice touch is to place the candied bacon on top of the brownies. If you choose to do this, cook the bacon a little less initially, because it will continue to cook in the oven on top of the batter.

Nutrition Facts

241 calories; protein 4.1g; carbohydrates 31.4g; fat 12.5g; cholesterol 54.7mg; sodium 239.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (46)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2012
I really liked these. I added most of the bacon inside and left a few for the top to decorate the plate. Really rich. Tasted great warm.. hope they taste good tomorrow as well Read More
(43)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/24/2012
Hmmm...i don't know...I'm surprised by the five reviews. I'm not a baker so this is the first time I've actually made non-box brownies. I was THAT excited by the thought of bacon and brownies. I think the problem is the honey. The HONEY I discovered is what gives these (DELICIOUS-much-better-than-mix) brownies that "hmmmmm" factor. But eventually you realize "Oh that 'different' flavor is HONEY." I followed the recipe exactly and could really not taste the bacon at all. It was a nice addition texture-wise but I may make them again without the honey. The honey completely covered up the salty bacon flavor I think.:( Read More
(23)
43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2012
I really liked these. I added most of the bacon inside and left a few for the top to decorate the plate. Really rich. Tasted great warm.. hope they taste good tomorrow as well Read More
(43)
Rating: 4 stars
06/03/2012
Great brownie recipe, and the bacon works with the chocolate surprisingly well! Read More
(38)
Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2012
It was very very good! The sweet/salty combination works! Read More
(24)
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Rating: 3 stars
06/24/2012
Hmmm...i don't know...I'm surprised by the five reviews. I'm not a baker so this is the first time I've actually made non-box brownies. I was THAT excited by the thought of bacon and brownies. I think the problem is the honey. The HONEY I discovered is what gives these (DELICIOUS-much-better-than-mix) brownies that "hmmmmm" factor. But eventually you realize "Oh that 'different' flavor is HONEY." I followed the recipe exactly and could really not taste the bacon at all. It was a nice addition texture-wise but I may make them again without the honey. The honey completely covered up the salty bacon flavor I think.:( Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2012
These brownies were a big hit with my bacon-loving chocolate-loving boys (big and little). The bacon adds a nice salty depth to the chocolate and the brownie recipe itself is very good. I'll definitely be making this again! As the 17-year-old in the house said all it needs is peanut butter to really hit the trifecta!:-) Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2014
This recipe is AMAZING. It's the perfect chewy moist brownie and the bacon is subtle. I didn't put the honey on the bacon when frying it but they turned out fine. I used bacon to garnish the top along with a peanut butter/chocolate frosting to enhance the salty sweet combination. I'm definitely keeping this just for the brownie recipe alone. Yum!! Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2012
I wasn't sure about this when I started but the brownies turned out fabulous! I was happy that I double checked and cut the bacon before I fried it. It has a rich chocolate flavor but just the right amount of salt to make the flavors dance on your tongue. I'm taking a batch to a party today and I hope they enjoy them as much as I did! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2012
Definately a winner. They were a perfect sweet treat for Father's Day! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2012
Agree great brownie recipe. I made some for at home and was a big hit! I made a double batch and took them to work. Had some questions like bacon and brownies?? They tried them and cleaned out the container. I added two things to the bacon 2 TBS agave nectar and 1 TBS brown sugar. Very good! Read More
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