My friend Michelle's husband found this recipe, and now all of our friends are trying it. If you like salty and sweet, and of course bacon, then these are the cookies for you!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
22 mins
total:
42 mins
Servings:
72
Yield:
6 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

72
Original recipe yields 72 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).

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  • Place the bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels.

  • Mix flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda together in a bowl.

  • Beat butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Beat 1 egg into butter mixture. Beat second egg into mixture along with the vanilla extract; add flour mixture and mix well into a cookie dough. Crumble bacon and add to the dough with the chopped peanut butter cups; fold bacon and peanut butter cup chunks through the dough. Drop peanut butter in small amounts into the dough and swirl into the dough, but not mixing completely to integrate.

  • Drop spoonfuls of dough onto baking sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are golden, about 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

85 calories; protein 2.2g 5% DV; carbohydrates 9.9g 3% DV; fat 4.4g 7% DV; cholesterol 11.1mg 4% DV; sodium 88.7mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2018
3.29.18 I used the bacon that I had on hand and I was a bit short of what was called for in the recipe. I wasn t too concerned because I thought the recipe had too much bacon anyway. I was wrong it isn t too much bacon YOU NEED IT ALL! I wasn t sure the first batch of cookies were cooked enough so I baked for 15 minutes; my mistake they were overdone. I took the next batch out of the oven at exactly 12 minutes and I had soft tender perfectly cooked cookies. An unusual combination of ingredients for cookies for sure but it works. I ve had this recipe saved for a long time and I m glad I finally got around to making it. Krissy thanks for sharing your recipe I liked it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/29/2018
As is they were alright. The bacon added little to the finished product. The dough was very thick which made it difficult to mix in the peanut butter cups and bacon. For my taste it was a little heavy on the cocoa and probably contributed to the lack of bacon flavor. Could probably use a little salt and something to make it more moist. Read More
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2018
3.29.18 I used the bacon that I had on hand and I was a bit short of what was called for in the recipe. I wasn t too concerned because I thought the recipe had too much bacon anyway. I was wrong it isn t too much bacon YOU NEED IT ALL! I wasn t sure the first batch of cookies were cooked enough so I baked for 15 minutes; my mistake they were overdone. I took the next batch out of the oven at exactly 12 minutes and I had soft tender perfectly cooked cookies. An unusual combination of ingredients for cookies for sure but it works. I ve had this recipe saved for a long time and I m glad I finally got around to making it. Krissy thanks for sharing your recipe I liked it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2017
What is not to like about chocolate peanut butter and bacon? I made the bacon in the oven as I am way too lazy to fry it in the pan. Mixture is quite thick so trying to stir in the peanut butter was a tad challenging. Used a scoop to drop onto the sheet and voila world of happiness. We loved them and will make more. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/28/2018
As is they were alright. The bacon added little to the finished product. The dough was very thick which made it difficult to mix in the peanut butter cups and bacon. For my taste it was a little heavy on the cocoa and probably contributed to the lack of bacon flavor. Could probably use a little salt and something to make it more moist. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2018
It was good.... I used Dark cocoa as that is what I have... really didn't taste the bacon though.. but does make a nice chocolate/peanut butter cookie... I will make again but without the bacon... Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2018
I would add Sour cream nest time for moistness. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
06/20/2018
I made the recipe exactly as written. Didn t taste the bacon. The cookie batter was very thick and the cookie dry. For the added time cooking and choppingof the bacon as well as time pealing the paper off all of the the peanut butter cups and chopping them as well I was expecting something wonderful. I was so disappointed. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2018
good dough was hard for me to stir but i would make it again. Taste was even: a little taste of bacon peanut butter and chocolate. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
06/21/2018
I mixed up all of the ingredients just as the recipe instructed and I finished with a bowl of chocolate powder! After looking at various other recipes I added another stick of butter it connected all of the ingredients but they're more like fudge than cookies Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2018
Will make these again. A nice combination of sweet and savory. Read More