Dr Pepper® Bacon Brownies


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

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
41 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 21 mins
1 12x18-inch pan


  • cooking spray

  • 1 (12 fl oz) can caffeinated pepper-type soda (such as Dr Pepper®)

  • 1 cup butter

  • 12 strips bacon, chopped

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • ¼ cup cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 (12 ounce) bag milk chocolate chips


  • ½ cup butter

  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 (16 ounce) package confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12x18-inch pan with cooking spray.

  2. 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.

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

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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 (per serving)

391 Calories
19g Fat
55g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 391
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 370mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 43g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 74mg 2%

* 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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