Caramel and Bacon Brownies

Posted on by on March 29th, 2011 | 39 Comments ยป

There is not much to say other than; Everything is better with bacon.

I don’t think there will be much argument in saying that bacon is probably everyone’s favorite meat and if you don’t eat it, well then, you’re just missing out. Big time. People love bacon so much there is even a blog out there dedicated all to the amazing sinful strip of deliciousness. Check it out: Bacon Unwrapped.

I’ve always been a bacon on its own type person. Leave it alone because it’s just so good the way it is why mess with it? That all ended as soon as I ate my first bacon chocolate chip pancake. Who would have thought bacon and chocolate could be so right for each other? After that it was all downhill, I was putting bacon in chocolate chip cookies, dark chocolate cupcakes, you name it, if it was made with chocolate, I added bacon.

Then came these brownies. I had seen a recipe for caramel brownies in the past and my obsession with adding bacon to everything turned into this. These are probably the most decadent and delicious brownies I have ever eaten. They will keep for about a week (if it lasts that long!) in the refrigerator but make sure to heat them up before serving or eating. This will make the caramel in the center nice and gooey.

This recipe makes a large baking dish worth of brownies that can feed a crowd with left overs. It can easily be halved.

(You can wipe the drool off your computer now, the next photo isn’t until after the recipe)

Ingredients

For the caramel:

4 Strips of Bacon
1 Cup Cream
2 Cups Sugar
12 Tablespoons Butter

For the brownies

12 tablespoons Butter
12 ounces Dark Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
6 Eggs
2 cups Sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla
2 cups Flour
3 pieces Bacon, Cooked and Crumbled

Directions

In pan, fry 4 slices of bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and set aside and reserve bacon grease in pan.
Add cream to bacon grease and let cool completely.
Crumble bacon and add to cream
In a pot heat sugar over medium heat until sugar turns to liquid and turns a light brown color.
Add butter and cream mixture to sugar and stir until combined and butter is melted.
Set aside.
Preheat oven to 350F
Grease a large baking dish (I used a 13X8 1/2)
In a large pot melt chocolate chips and butter over medium heat.
Remove from heat and add cocoa and eggs (one at a time, beating after each addition)
Add sugar, vanilla and lastly flour. Stir until combined
Pour half the brownie batter into baking dish and layer with half of the caramel.
Pour the rest of the brownie batter on top of the caramel and layer with rest of caramel.
Using a knife swirl the caramel into the brownie batter and top with crumbled bacon.
Bake for 40-50 minutes. Keep on eye on the brownies while baking. You do not want to over cook them. You want them to be slightly undercooked so they stay soft and the caramel stays gooey.
Let cool. Cut into small pieces right before serving

Ok, you can start drooling again. :)

Visit Sweet As Sugar Cookies and Alli n Son where these wonderful brownies are featured for more yummy treats!

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39 Comments

  1. Posted on: 3-29-2011

    Seriously!!! My cholesterol level just went up. Wicked gorgeous.

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 3-29-2011

      Ah yeah these are not cholesterol friendly!!! But for special occasions its ok :)

  2. Posted on: 3-29-2011

    I have never tried these but did heard of..looks fantastic Beth!!! I mean chocolate and bacon..wowww what a combo!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 3-29-2011

      Perfect Combo!!!

  3. Posted on: 3-29-2011

    Wow, bacon + brownies! I like both of them but who would thought of combining them together!? I trust you – this must be good. Your husband is lucky you have been making delicious food. ;-)

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 3-29-2011

      They are sooo good! and yes my husband is very lucky haha

  4. Posted on: 3-29-2011

    These look seriously delicious…thanks for the shout out!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 3-29-2011

      No problem Heather, your site is Amazing!!!

  5. Posted on: 3-29-2011

    These brownies look amazing! All salty and gooey and sweet, the perfect combination of flavors!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 3-29-2011

      Thanks Vicki! They really are the perfect combo of flavor

  6. Posted on: 3-29-2011

    Too late. Drool. Computer. It’s there.

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 3-29-2011

      Belinda, if you are drooling now just imagine them baking in your oven!! Double drool!

  7. Posted on: 3-29-2011

    Oh my goodness. This recipe ROCKS. I think we need to be friends!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 3-30-2011

      Haha Ruth, if you love baked goods like this, then yes, we do need to be friends :)

  8. Posted on: 3-29-2011

    You got that right, everything is better with bacon. And the combo of bacon and chocolate… awesome. Good job!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 3-30-2011

      Thanks Christine!

  9. Posted on: 3-29-2011

    I do believe I am in love. These look rich, decadent, and delicious. A triple threat. ;)

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 3-30-2011

      Its hard not to fall in love when something like this is in front of you!

  10. Posted on: 3-30-2011

    Oh wow, my sons would go crazy for these!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 3-30-2011

      Everyone goes crazy for these!

  11. Posted on: 3-30-2011

    Wow! These look ah-mazing. One of my favorite combinations for sure! Lovely photos and great post!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 3-30-2011

      Thanks Sara!

  12. Posted on: 3-31-2011

    I think my eyes bugged out a bit when I saw the name of this recipe! This sounds AMAZING! I only want brownies with bacon in them from now on.

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-1-2011

      I know, it’s a problem. I may only be able to eat these brownies from now on!! But that’s fine with me :)

  13. Posted on: 4-1-2011

    Oh my, I think you’ve just created the brownie of everyone’s dreams. I have a sweet treat linky party on my blog that opens up later today and I’d like to invite you to stop by sometime and link your brownies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-2-2011

      Thanks Lisa! I linked up :)

  14. Posted on: 4-2-2011

    Good golly! I’m in love!!!!!!

  15. Posted on: 4-2-2011

    My husband would go crazy for these. He loves bacon and chocolate together.

    I’d like to invite you to link up with Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there! http://alli-n-son.com/2011/03/31/toffee-snickerdoodle-cookies/

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-3-2011

      Thanks Alli!! Love your site and I linked up these brownies

  16. Posted on: 4-3-2011

    I too have been hesitant about the bacon & chocolate combo, so if you say it converted you then I will have to give it a shot! I must say – these look absolutely heavenly :)

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-3-2011

      These will definitely remove any doubt of chocolate and bacon together Maggie!

  17. Posted on: 4-9-2011

    Great info dude thanks for useful post. I’m waiting for more

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-10-2011

      Glad you enjoyed it Tabletki!

  18. Posted on: 4-22-2011

    Yum. Yum. Yum….I think. I’ve never done the whole bacon into sweets thing, but I’ve been dying to try. Add in the caramel and you got me. I’m saving this one.

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-25-2011

      Lauren, this is a great recipe to try for your first bacon in sweets :)

  19. Posted on: 4-24-2011

    My husband considers bacon a food group all on its own, so this is PERFECT! I made Bacon Chocolate Cupcakes for his birthday last year, and now I know what I’ll be making for his birthday this year! Thanks for the great recipe!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-25-2011

      Traci, I like your husbands thinking! Bacon should be a food group!! This will definitely be a big hit with him!

  20. Posted on: 10-2-2012

    Congratulations! We wanted to inform you that this post has been selected as a featured Archive Posts during the month of October.

  21. Vickie
    Posted on: 2-5-2013

    These sound wonderful…just a question…the chocolate chips…are they semi sweet like Nestles?
    Thank you…will let you know how it goes!!
    Vickie

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