Peanut Butter Bacon Brownies

Who doesn’t want to show someone they love them through a delicious treat? Valentine’s Day is coming up, and here is the most amazing treat you can make for your Valentine!

Three years ago I had a vision for these brownies to incorporate 2 things I love — bacon and peanut butter. I had been too lazy and, honestly, completely forgot I envisioned about this until I was going through my phone notes app the other day. So with this blog, I knew it was time to finally develop this recipe. My co-workers didn’t mind a couple of days of different versions coming into work. Thanks to them and some other friends feedback, we got an amazing brownie to make for the ones you love!!

Peanut Butter Bacon Brownie

Peanut Butter Bacon Brownies

Serves: 9
Yield: 9 brownies
Cook Time: 45 min
 

Ingredients:

¾ cup butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
3/4 cup flour, unsifted
1 cup baking cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup all natural creamy peanut butter
1/2 pound bacon extra crispy, crumbled

Brownie Ingredients

Directions:

For Bacon:
Lay bacon on a foil lined baking pan. Place in cold oven. Turn oven on to 400 degrees. Set timer for 21 minutes. Once timer goes off, check to make sure bacon is extra crispy and removed from over. Place bacon on paper towels and pat off excess grease. Once cooled, crumble bacon and set aside.

bacon sheet

For Brownies:
Blend melted butter, sugar, and vanilla bean paste. Add eggs and beat into mixture.

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In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Slowly pour in the sugar mixture and incorporate completely. Add peanut butter to mixture and blend completely. Lastly, add the crumbled bacon into the mixture and combine.

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Spread batter into a greased 8 inch square baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. You can tell it is finished if a toothpick comes out clean from the middle of the brownie. Let cool. Cut brownies into squares and serve.

PB Bacon Brownies

NOTES:

I noticed when making these that the quality of bacon really made a difference. DO NOT USE packaged bacon. Get a nice bacon from the butcher. I tried a plain bacon and an applewood smoked bacon. I honestly preferred the plain bacon. I think the flavor came out better with it. I also tried candying the bacon. While it was delicious, it took the bacon flavor out of the brownie and made it predominantly peanut butter. Try it if you want, but I think I’ve given you the best brownie version above. I also used the 365 Whole Foods Market Brand of peanut butter for this. It is all natural and the peanut oil was not taken out like most peanut butter brands. I think it made this more peanut buttery.

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Ingredients
  1. ¾ cup butter melted
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 3/4 cup flour, unsifted
  6. 1 cup baking cocoa
  7. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 1 cup all natural creamy peanut butter
  10. 1/2 pound bacon extra crispy, crumbled
For Bacon
  1. Lay bacon on a foil lined baking pan. Place in cold oven. Turn oven on to 400 degrees. Set timer for 21 minutes. Once timer goes off, check to make sure bacon is extra crispy and removed from over. Place bacon on paper towels and pat off excess grease. Once cooled, crumble bacon an set aside.
For Brownies
  1. Blend melted butter, sugar, and vanilla bean paste. Add eggs and beat into mixture.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Slowly pour in the sugar mixture and incorporate completely. Add peanut butter to mixture and blend completely. Lastly, add the crumbled bacon into the mixture and combine.
  3. Spread batter into a greased 8 inch square baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. You can tell it is finished if a toothpick comes out clean from the middle of the brownie. Let cool. Cut into squares and serve.
Notes
  1. I noticed when making these that the quality of bacon really made a difference. DO NOT USE packaged bacon. Get a nice bacon from the butcher. I tried a plain bacon and an applewood smoked bacon. I honestly preferred the plain bacon. I think the flavor came out better with it. I also tried candying the bacon. While it was delicious, it took the bacon flavor out of the brownie and made it predominantly peanut butter. Try it if you want, but I think I’ve given you the best brownie version above. I also used the 365 Whole Foods Market Brand of peanut butter for this. It is all natural and the peanut oil was not taken out like most peanut butter brands. I think it made this more peanut buttery.
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