They’re amazingly moist, with a crunchy-sweet bacon candy topping and the flavors meld perfectly together. Even if you’re not a bacon fan you’ll still love these brownies.
- ½ cup Bacon Fat
- 4 oz. Unsweetened Chocolate
- A pinch of Cayenne Pepper
- 4 Regular-sized Eggs (or 3 jumbo)
- ½ tsp. Salt
- 2 cups Granulated Sugar (+ 1 Tbs. for the Bacon Topping)
- 1 tsp. Vanilla
- 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
- 2 strips of Candied Bacon
- 2 Tbs. hardened Sugar from the Candied Bacon process
- ¼ cup crushed Pecans
- 10 slices Applewood Smoked Bacon
- ½ cup of Brown Sugar
- In a double boiler, slowly melt the ½-cup bacon fat with the unsweetened chocolate and Cayenne pepper, stirring occasionally until well blended.
- Let the chocolate mixture cool to room temperature (keep it liquid – do not let it get hard).
- In a large bowl, beat the 4 eggs together until light and foamy.
- Continue to beat, while adding the Salt, sugar and Vanilla.
- While still beating
- Add the cooled chocolate mixture into the eggs and sugar mixture and with just a few swift strokes combine. Even if you normally use an electric mixer, do this part manually. Before the mixture becomes uniformly colored, gently mix in the all-purpose flower (sifted flour is recommended to ensure there are no floury clumps).
- Add brownie mixture to a 10x10 inch well-buttered (or greased) baking pan.
Candied Bacon Preparation
- Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with foil.
- Heavily cover both sides of each slice of bacon in the brown sugar and arrange the slices so there is no contact between them on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 to 25 minutes (until the bacon is well caramelized).
- Use a pair of tongs to transfer the bacon strips to a cooling rack and allow the excess fat to drain. Let the bacon cool until hardened.
Bacon Topping Preparation
- Crush the candied bacon and the hardened sugar left from the candied bacon preparation into little bits.
- Combine the crushed candied bacon with the crushed pecans and a Tbs. of granulated sugar and mix well.
- Sprinkle the candied bacon/pecan mixture evenly over the bacon brownie batter.
Brownie recipe adapted from homeblender.blogspot.com
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