Did I have you at bacon? That’s all I had to say to have Jackie begging me to make these! I am pretty sure I didn’t even make it to the word brownie before she was shrieking “Yes!” Bacon, chocolate, and maple syrup; these are a few of my favorite things. So, why not mix them? And that I did! What happened, you ask. Something remarkable is what happened! A moist, chewy brownie with a pleasant bacon crunch! The maple glaze is delightful enough to appreciate by itself! I prepared much more glaze than necessary for the brownies, so we have been enjoying it on waffles and spoons! Even the clone enjoyed these, and she detests bacon. I would be willing to bet that I could change anyone’s opinion of bacon with the bacon for this recipe! It is as sweet as candy, and I am unsure if I will ever cook bacon another way again! If there are any recipes you make from this blog, this one has to be it! You will not be left disappointed! It is also a great dish and conversation starter for potlucks! I present to you Bacon brownies with a maple syrup cream cheese glaze!
- ¾ cup vegetable oil
- 1 ½ cup sugar
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 3 eggs
- ¾ cup flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 6-10 pieces of bacon (I leave this up to you! I say the more bacon the better, though!)
- Brown sugar and maple syrup for the bacon
- 8 oz Cream cheese (softened)
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 tbsps. milk
- 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar
- First, prepare your bacon. I bake my bacon in the oven! I think it makes the bacon crispier, which is ideal for this recipe (and sandwiches!) I cook it at 350 degrees F for about 15-20 minutes. I also drizzle pure maple syrup and rub brown sugar on the bacon before baking. Simply buying maple flavored bacon works also.
- While the bacon is cooking is a great time to start working on the brownies! Start by mixing together the oil sugar and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Then add the eggs and stir until well combined. In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until the batter is thoroughly mixed. After the bacon is cooked, crumble it up and stir it into the mixture. Pour the batter into a 9×9 greased baking pan, and bake for 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees F.
- After I pop the brownies in the oven I normally begin on the glaze! First, beat the cream cheese until it is smooth. Then, mix in the maple syrup, milk, and confectioners’ sugar. Continue to beat the glaze until it is nice and creamy! After the brownies are finished, just slather it all over them for creamy deliciousness!
Did you make it? Was it incredible? Did you do anything different?
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