Pink Piggy Bacon Brownies Recipe
I decided to try my hand at creating a bacon brownies recipe. Because bacon and chocolate are two of the best foods in the world. So obviously together they would be a superfood dessert that would rule all other desserts with their smoky meets salty meets sugary meets meaty combination.
I shared these bacon brownies with my coworkers who all thought I was crazy.
Probably because I am.
They got mixed reviews. Some thought they were delicious others thought they were weird and too out there.
Personally, I still can’t tell if I find this bacon brownie recipe delicious or disgusting. The frosting was kind of melty and that made it really messy. And when I was eating them there were times when I didn’t even realize that there was bacon in them until I picked a piece of fat out of my teeth later in the day and thught, hmmm…where’d that come from?
- Preheat an oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking dish, preferably glass.
- In a saucepan over low heat, combine the butter and unsweetened chocolate. Heat, stirring often, until melted, about 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar and salt. Add the eggs and vanilla and stir until well blended. Sprinkle the flour over the mixture and stir until just blended. Stir in the chips and bacon.
- Pour the batter into the prepared dish and spread evenly. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out almost completely clean, about 30 minutes (longer if using a metal pan). Do not over bake. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool completely.
- Meanwhile, prepare the frosting. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the flat beater, beat the cream cheese on medium speed until smooth and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the butter and continue to beat for 2 to 3 minutes more. Add the confectioners' sugar 1 cup at a time and beat until smooth and no lumps of sugar are visible. Add the vanilla and food coloring and beat until combined.
- Frost brownies and cut into squares.