Sunday, May 19, 2013

Bacon Chocolate Chip Brownies

In celebration of World Baking Day I decided to make some Bacon Chocolate Chip Brownies. Actually, that's kind-of a lie. I was planning on making the brownies to bring to a BBQ before I realized there was even such a thing as World Baking Day, let alone that it was today. I decided to combine the brownie recipe from the Cadbury Creme Egg Brownies with the bacon and chocolate chip measurements I used in both the Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies and the Caramel Bacon White Chocolate Chip Cookies.
They turned out to be a great hit and I was even complimented on how moist they were and was asked what my secret was. Too bad I spaced and forgot to mention this blog. Oh well, maybe next time I'll be quicker on my feet and won't miss the opportunity to promote myself ;)

Bacon Chocolate Chip Brownies

4 1-ounce squares unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cups vegetable shortening
2 1/4 cups sugar  
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt 
2 tablespoons 2% milk
1 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup cooked, chopped bacon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Melt chocolate with shortening in a large bowl in the microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. 

Add sugar into the mix and stir until completely mixed. Add in eggs and vanilla until those are completely mixed. Mix in flour, baking powder, salt and milk until all is thoroughly blended.

Stir in the chocolate chips and then the bacon into the mix. Spread in a greased and floured 9x13 inch pan (glass works best).

Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees. Bake for 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.   

Cool completely before cutting.