These. Are. Amazing. I’m not even going to bore you with words…
Spicy. Bacon. Brownies. ‘Nuff said.
Spicy Bacon Brownies with Bacon Whip
Fudgy brownies with a kick of heat and BACON!
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- 3 Thick Slices Bacon, diced
- 2 Thick Slices Bacon, Cut into 12 1" Squares (keep separate)
- 1/4 C Melted Butter
- 1/4 C Rendered Bacon Fat
- 1 C Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/3 C Unsweetened Cocoa Powde
- 1/2 C All-Purpose Flour
- 1/2 tsp Course Sea Salt
- 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- (approximately) 1 TBSP Brown Sugar.
For Whipped Cream
- 1 C Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 TBSP Sugar
- Dash of Cayenne
- Dash of Cinnamon
- A few pieces of left-over bacon pieces from brownie recipe
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease and flour 8" square pan.
- In sautee pan on medium heat, cook diced bacon (3 thick slices) until fat is rendered and bacon is thoroughly cooked, but not yet crispy.
- Remove cooked bacon bits from pan, but leave rendered fat in pan. Reduce heat to low.
- Add 1/4 C butter to pan and allow butter to melt into rendered bacon fat. Remove from heat.
- In mixing bowl, combine eggs and sugar until smooth. Add melted fat and butter mix, starting with a very small amount to start, and drizzling in slowly while mixing constantly.
- Add vanilla and continue to mix.
- Add cocoa powder, flour, salt, baking powder, cayenne, and cinnamon. Mix thoroughly.
- Fold in reserved cooked bacon pieces, but save a few pieces for whipped cream topping.
- Spread batter evenly into prepared pan.
- Bake 15 minutes, or until toothpick comes out almost clean, but not completely clean. (A few sticky crumbs should appear).
- Allow to cool in pan for 10-15 minutes, then cut into 12 equal brownies.
- Cook the remaining 12 1" squares of bacon on medium heat until almost crispy.
- Add a sprinkling of brown sugar to each piece during final 30-seconds of cooking, until sugar begins to bubble and caramelize.
- Remove from pan and add directly to brownies: one piece of bacon per brownie.
For Whipped Cream
- In VERY COLD electric mixer with VERY COLD whip attachment, whip heavy whipping cream and sugar until stiff peaks appear.
- Remove from mixer to serving bowl.
- Top with reserved bacon pieces brownie recipe, and sprinkle with a dash each of cayenne and cinnamon.
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