Bacon Brownies

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

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients

  • ¼ pound bacon, cut into 1/4-inch dice

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • ½ cup melted butter

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup cocoa powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup chocolate chips

Directions

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

  2. 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.

  3. Mix melted butter, brown sugar, white sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl; mix in eggs.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 (per serving)

241 Calories
13g Fat
31g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 241
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 240mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 4g
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 138mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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