yes, that's right. I did not mistake one word for another. I said Bacon brownies.
My thought when I first heard of the bacon-chocolate combination? Repulsive! Disgusting! Yuck!
Hubster, on the other hand, is completely sold. Now that there candy bar costs about $7.00. yikes! That's just ridiculous. So every now and then I will get one for him, only on special occasions. cause really, that's crazy. $7 bucks for a candy bar?
Even though I know Jeremy's arteries are hardening as we speak, and probably hating me for introducing him to this match-made-in-heaven sweet treat, I searched for something that was just as satisfying and costs much less than $7 for one serving.
This is where the Bacon brownies came from.
I'm not really a chocolate fan. People think I'm crazy. Nor am I a huge bacon fan. I just don't find either of them all that appetizing. I hardly ever eat chocolate, unless someone has made something, and I'm trying to be polite. I do like to bake with it occasionally, although I rarely eat the finished dish.
Melting 100% cacao+butter in my makeshift double boiler- a glass bowl on top of a saucepan of boiling water. Works wonderfully!
Adding the bacon pieces to the brownie batter...
The baked brownies...filled with bacon.
Now, I have a confession. As I said earlier...I don't have a particular liking for either bacon or chocolate.
I like these brownies. I like them quite a bit.
Adapted from 17andbaking
4 oz unsweet chocolate, finely chopped
8 T butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 cup flour
2 T cocoa
4-5 strips of crispy cooked bacon, chopped into pieces about the size of your fingernail
preheat oven to 350 degrees. line a 9x9 dish with parchment paper, and grease the parchment.
Put chopped chocolate and butter into a double boiler (or glass bowl on top of a pan of boiling water). stir the chocolate and butter mixture until it is melted completely and smooth. Remove from heat and let cool a little bit.
Whisk in the sugar, salt and vanilla. Then add in eggs, one at a time, stirring until smooth. Stir in flour and cocoa. and then the bacon.
scrape batter into dish with parchment paper and smooth out the top. Bake 30-40 mins until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out clean. Let the brownies cool and then lift them out of the dish with the parchment paper, using it as a sling. Let them cool completely before cutting into bars.