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Old 01-30-2012, 10:19 AM   #1
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Bacon in Brownies?

I am making brownies to bring to a friend's house on Sunday (Super Bowl go Giants)

I may just make them from a Ghirardelli mix but would like to add bacon to the mix. What do you think? Have any of you done this? I love the idea of the bacon and chocolate together. Should I frost the brownies? Let me know what you think.

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Old 01-30-2012, 10:33 AM   #2
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lyndalou, the very idea makes me flinch a little so I applaud you for being so adventurous. I think you need to decide how much you want the bacon flavor to come out. If you frost the brownies that will likely overwhelm any taste from the bacon. Just my 2 cents, but there you go. Post after you're done and tell us what you did please.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:50 AM   #3
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Haven't had a bacon brownie but tried some Toll House-type cookies w/bacon, and they were good...The sweet/salty combo was pleasing. I'm with Alix on the frosting; it might be too much. Looking forward to seeing what you think.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:19 AM   #4
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Thanks. I'll ditch the frosting part.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:43 AM   #5
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Thanks. I'll ditch the frosting part.
The Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownies are really good, with extra crispy bacon...they would be killer.

I frosted my last batch with straight peanut butter...they were great.
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:12 PM   #6
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I would ice them and sprinkle the crunchy bacon on top while the icing is still warm. maybe a maple or PB icing.

I would think the bacon would get mushy if cooked inside but I have never tried it.

On edit: My wife made those brownies in mini bundt pans and then dipped the tops in chocolate and sprinkled with crushed canes. They were a big hit and the stuff stayed on top. Maybe butterscotch chips melted with bacon.
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I think bacon would go well with brownies... bacon or chocolate makes everything better, including each other.

I am not a fan of frosted brownies and I like them chewy. If I was doing this (and I just might) I would be sure the bacon is crisped very well, and very small pieces. You should try a test run (or three) and you get to eat the experiments.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:13 PM   #8
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Bacon in brownies sounds interesting but would they get me high?
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:48 PM   #9
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This would not interest me but, having said that, I think crispy bacon bits or bacos sprinkled on the frosting would be the way to go.
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I am not going to use frosting. I will cook the bacon separately, until crisp and add it to the batter. I bought the dark chocolate mix. I think it'll be great.
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