Great Tastes of Manitoba

Bacon Love Brownies

60 minutes + 2 hours cooling time
Prep: 25 minutes | Cook: 35 minutes | Servings: 24 brownies

Brownies

  • 8 oz (225 g) semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 oz (56 g) unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup (250 mL) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups (375 mL) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (125 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) vanilla extract
  • 4 Countryside Farms Vita Eggs
  • 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) EACH baking powder and salt
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked, drained and coarsely chopped

Topping

  • 1-12 oz (300 mL) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 ½ cups (375 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 4  Countryside Farms Vita Egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) vanilla extract
  • 1 oz (30 mL) whisky
  • 1 cup (250 mL) chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 4  slices bacon, cooked, drained and coarsely chopped

Directions for the brownies

  1. Preheat oven to 350ﹾF.
  2. In large saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over medium-low heat, stirring often. Remove saucepan from heat and let mixture cool, about 10 minutes.
  3. Whisk in sugars and vanilla.
  4. Whisk in eggs, one at a time.
  5. Gradually stir in flour.
  6. Add baking powder, salt and bacon; stir to combine.
  7. Line a 13- x 9-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Spread brownie mixture evenly into pan. Bake until toothpick inserted into centre comes out with a few moist crumbs clinging, 30-35 minutes.
  8. Remove brownies from oven onto cooling rack. Let cool a minimum 2 hours to allow brownies to set.

Directions for the topping

  1. In saucepan, over medium heat, thoroughly combine sweetened condensed milk, brown sugar and egg yolks.
  2. Allow mixture to simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in vanilla, whisky, nuts and all but 2 Tbsp bacon. Set aside to cool.

To Serve

  1. After the brownies have cooled completely, slice into 24 equal pieces*. When ready to serve, spoon desired amount of topping on brownies. Leftover topping may be frozen for future use.
  2. Garnish each brownie with a few pieces of reserved bacon.

*Alternatively, using metal cookie cutter, cut brownies into desired shape like heart or circle. Leftover brownie bits can be used for topping on ice cream.

Pairs well with Disaronno Originale with lemon

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