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Chocolate Bacon Brownies Recipe

Dark Chocolate and Bacon Are the Paleo Brownies Dreams Are Made Of

Our friends at Paleo Hacks have combined two of our favorite things to prove bacon isn't just for breakfast.

These thick, chewy, decadent brownies come together in five minutes in a blender. With a few cooked slices of bacon into that luxurious brownie batter, you get a sweet, creamy brownie bursting with itty bitty crunches of salty bacon bits in each bite. I added two cooked slices of bacon to mine, but feel free to add as much as you like.

You get all the usual breakfast suspects here and more in a grain-free, gluten-free, and nut-free brownie. To make the flavors pop, I added a pinch of cayenne pepper to the batter. It gives the brownies an extra hint of spice. You could omit it if you wanted, but I like that kick of heat.

What I like most about these brownies is that they're not overly sweet. They have a deep, rich dark chocolate flavor. If you like yours a bit sweeter, you can add up to four tablespoons of maple syrup without affecting the batter's consistency.

You can never go wrong with a dessert that's sweet, salty and spicy. Good luck keeping them around for more than a day!

Dark Chocolate Bacon Brownies

From PaleoHacks

Notes

These decadent bacon brownies prove that bacon is just as delicious as (if not better than) dessert!

Chocolate Bacon Brownies Recipe

Ingredients

  1. 2 slices bacon, cooked
    6 large eggs
    1/4 cup canned coconut milk
    2 tablespoons coconut oil
    2 tablespoons maple syrup (can add up to 4 tablespoons)
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/2 cup cocoa powder
    1/2 cup coconut flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
    2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips for topping

Directions

  1. Preheat oven 375ºF. Prepare a square 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper so that the parchment paper hangs off the sides (this is for easy removal).
  2. Add all ingredients except chocolate chips to a food processor, layering the wet ingredients first and then the dry ingredients. Process until ingredients are fully combined.
  3. Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan and spread into a thin, even layer. The brownie batter may look thin, but the brownies will poof up in the oven.
  4. Bake 10-12 minutes or until the batter has hardened and a toothpick can be removed clean from the center.
  5. Remove from the oven and top with dark chocolate.
  6. Cool 30 minutes in the pan prior to removing and slicing into 16 bars.
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