When you can’t figure out what to eat when you are craving something sweet, salty, chocolate, AND has bacon in it, make a batch of my Bacon Salt Brownies! It hits all your cravings right in the mouth!
If you’d rather skip my essential cooking tips and tricks and get straight to this delicious recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
SWEET AND SALTY BROWNIES
Think you already have the best brownie recipe and don’t need to look for another one? Have you had a brownie that is sweet, chocolatey, fudgy, salty, and bacony?
Yes, I said salty and bacony. Or is it bacon-y? Either way, Bacon Salt Brownies are here.
Do you remember when I posted on how to entertain for brunch with a Bacon Bar? If not, go back and read it pronto!!
In that post, I made a couple flavors of bacon, some cherry bacon jam, and bacon salt. I only used a few pinches of the bacon salt for my undeviled eggs, so I still have almost 1/2 a cup left.
I am using it on my brussels sprouts, my green beans, my salad greens, in my salad dressings, and now in my sweets. Wouldn’t want to waste it now would I?
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BACON SALT BROWNIES INGREDIENTS
- semisweet chocolate
- bacon salt
HOW TO MAKE BACON SALT BROWNIES
FIRST: Prepare the bacon salt. Add salt and cooked bacon to food processor. Pulse until the bacon is in tiny crumbles. Remove and store in the fridge for up to a month.
SECOND: Preheat the oven to 350F. Melt the butter (and bacon fat if using) and chocolate in a medium-sized bowl in the microwave. Stir to combine. Add the sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Stir to combine.
THIRD: Add the flour and just stir to combine. Do not over mix. Pour half the batter into an 8×8 pan lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle a 1/2 teaspoon of bacon salt over the mix. Add the remaining batter to the pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon bacon salt.
FOURTH: Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with only a few crumbs. I prefer mine a little bit underdone vs dry and hard. Let cool completely. Cut and eat!!!
For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
TAPAS TIPS & TRICKS
- replace some of the melted butter with bacon fat. 2 tablespoons is the perfect amount.
- don’t over mix the batter.
- bake only until a toothpick comes out with just a few crumbs. Do not over cook.
Sweet, dense, fudgy brownies with a hint of salt and the taste of bacon in the background make these bacon salt brownies the perfect dessert!
If you want to use a box brownie mix you can! I love the Dunkin’ Hines Dark chocolate Fudge brownie mix.
Use the mix, 1/3 cup water, 1 egg, and 1/3 cup oil substituting 2 tablespoons of the oil with melted bacon fat. 1/3 cup is the same as 5 1/3 tablespoons. Use 2 tablespoons of bacon fat and 3 1/3 tablespoons canola oil.
Check out these Bacon Salt Brownies and make a few batches for your upcoming Game Day celebration or tailgate party! What is your favorite sweet thing to put salt or bacon on?
MORE PARTY FOODS
- Derby Pie Brownies
- Chocolate Caramel Brownies
- Slutty Brownies
- Sweet and Spicy Bacon Crackers
- Chai Blondies
For The Brownies:
- 4 ounces semisweet chocolate
- 3/4 cup butter (melted (replace 2 tablespoons of butter with 2 tablespoons bacon fat if wanted))
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon bacon salt
For the bacon salt
- 1/2 cup salt
- 3 pieces of cooked bacon
- Make the bacon salt by adding salt and cooked bacon to food processor.
- Pulse until the bacon is in tiny crumbles.
- Remove and store in the fridge for up to a month.
- For the Bacon Salt Brownies preheat the oven to 350F.
- Melt the butter (and bacon fat if using) and chocolate in a medium-sized bowl in the microwave.
- Stir to combine.
- Add the sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
- Stir to combine.
- Add the flour and just stir to combine. Do not overmix.
- Pour half the batter into an 8x8 pan lined with parchment paper. (This will make a 9x13 pan but they will be thin)
- Sprinkle a 1/2 teaspoon of bacon salt over the mix.
- Add the remaining batter to the pan.
- Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon bacon salt.
- Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with only a few crumbs. I prefer mine a little bit underdone vs dry and hard.
- Let cool completely.
- Cut and eat!!!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 329Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 6451mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 1gSugar: 51gProtein: 6g
This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.