Pink Piggy Bacon Brownies Recipe

Pink Piggy Bacon Brownies Recipe

Chocolate brownies with chunks of bacon and pink frosting.
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?

Pink Piggy Bacon Brownies Recipe

Pink Piggy Bacon Brownies

Chocolate brownies with chunks of bacon and pink frosting.
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Ingredients

Bacon Brownies

  • 8 Tbs. unsalted butter (1 stick) cut into 4 pieces
  • 3 oz. unsweetened chocolate finely chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup cake flour sifted
  • ¾ cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 6 slices maple bacon cooked crisp and crumpled into small pieces

Pink Piggy Frosting

  • ½ lb. cream cheese at room temperature
  • 8 Tbs. unsalted butter (1 stick) at room temperature
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 drops pink food coloring

Instructions

  • Preheat an oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking dish, preferably glass.
    Cook bacon for bacon brownies.
  • 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.
    Cooked bacon for bacon brownies.
  • 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.
    Bacon brownies recipe.
  • 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.
    Pink Piggy Bacon Brownies Recipe
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Hi, I'm Val. I spent most of my 20s in a standstill, unable to pick which path in life I wanted to take. I wanted the nomadic life of a traveler but also wanted the husband, the condo, and the kitten. Unable to decide which life I wanted more, I did nothing. When I turned 30 I’d had enough of putting my life on hold and decided to start “choosing my figs.” So, I quit my job, bought a one-way ticket to Europe, and traveled for three years. Now I'm back in Chicago, decorating my apartment in all the teal, petting my cats, and planning my next adventure.

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