A decadent brownie recipe with a bacon twist. This is a great dessert for any gathering and surely will be a crowd pleaser!


Recipe Summary

20 mins
41 mins
20 mins
1 hr 21 mins
1 12x18-inch pan


Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12x18-inch pan with cooking spray.

  • Combine 1 cup pepper-type soda and 1 cup butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat; heat until butter is melted, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 8 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

  • Mix flour, white sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, cinnamon, and salt together in a large bowl.

  • Whisk buttermilk, vanilla extract, and baking soda together in a small bowl. Pour flour mixture; mix until batter is blended. Add butter mixture, 1/3 of the bacon, and chocolate chips; mix thoroughly. Spread in the prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until top is dry and edges have started to pull away from the sides of the pan, 25 to 30 minutes.

  • Combine 6 tablespoons pepper-type soda, 1/2 cup butter, and 3 tablespoons cocoa powder in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Add 1/2 of the remaining bacon and confectioners' sugar; whisk until frosting is smooth.

  • Spread frosting over brownies. Garnish with remaining bacon. Cool until frosting sets, about 20 minutes. Cut into squares.

Cook's Notes:

Add as little or as much bacon as you please. Eliminate it to make just Dr Pepper(R) Brownies.

For a thicker frosting, add more confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

391 calories; protein 4.4g 9% DV; carbohydrates 54.6g 18% DV; fat 18.6g 29% DV; cholesterol 40.6mg 14% DV; sodium 370.1mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

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Just killer. Took them to church and there were a few raised eyebrows at the bacon, but YUM! Everyone raved Read More