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Bourbon Bacon Brownies

Girl Versus Dough Recipe by

The "manliest" of brownies -- and a great gift for Dad on Father's Day!

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 16
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Bourbon Bacon Brownies  

As prepared by Girl Versus Dough

The men in my family aren’t into sweets.


When they have a craving, it usually falls in with all things salty, like beef jerky, potato chips, wings, cheese dip, and bacon. Sure, they’ll eat sweet foods like cookies or brownies – but they’re secretly pining for a pizza on the side.

When it comes to the sweeter side of things, though, these Bourbon Bacon Brownies make the cut for “dude food.”

Bourbon Bacon Brownies Recipe

This chocolaty creation is the manliest of all brownies. Made with dark chocolate, crumbled bacon and a splash of bourbon, these brownies mean business. They’re not for the fainthearted or flavor fearful. They render such a strong medley of flavors in your mouth, you’ll wonder if you’re eating a brownie, a handful of bacon or a shot of bourbon. Good news, my friends: It’s all three in one delicious concoction!

Bourbon Bacon Brownies Recipe

Betty Crocker makes one of my favorite dark chocolate brownie mixes – dense and packed with the flavor of dark chocolate, but not overly rich. It’s a perfect match of sweetness to the saltiness of the crumbled bacon folded in the batter. The bourbon adds an extra grown-up taste that’s neither sweet nor salty, but still extremely rich and tasty.

Bourbon Bacon Brownies Recipe

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Though my dad would love me whether or not I made these brownies for him, this Father’s Day, I plan to surprise him with a batch of these. I’m sure that he, his growling belly and his insatiable salt craving will be very pleased!



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Bourbon Bacon Brownies

1
package Betty Crocker Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix
1/2
cup cooked, crumbled and cooled bacon
3
tablespoon bourbon
1/4
cup bourbon

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven according to directions on package for and 8 x 8-inch pan.
  • 2 Prepare brownie mix according to package instructions.
  • 3 Fold in crumbled bacon; stir in 3 tbsp bourbon.
  • 4 Pour brownie batter into a lightly greased 8 x 8-inch pan. Bake as directed on package (about an hour), or until a toothpick inserted two inches from the edge of the pan comes out mostly clean.
  • 5 Remove brownies from oven and immediately (and carefully) pour 1/4 cup bourbon on them. Cool in refrigerator completely before slicing and serving.
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