Bacon Brownie Balls #SundaySupper
I wish I could take credit for this recipe but I can't. I've adjusted a few things but these Truly Decadent Bacon Brownies from King Arthur Flour are the bomb. My only changes are that I increase the bacon a bit, brush the bacon with maple syrup before coating it with brown sugar, take the suggestion to sub half of the oil for bacon grease, then roll them into balls while they are still warm.
Servings: 20-25
  • 8 ounces uncooked bacon
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of Maple Syrup
  • brown sugar, to coat
  • ⅔ Cup Dutch-Process Cocoa
  • 1½ Cups Granulated Sugar
  • ½ Cup Confectioners' Sugar
  • ¾ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Espresso Powder
  • 3 Large eggs
  • ¼ Cup of Bacon Grease
  • ¼ Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8" square or 9" round pan.
  2. Spread the bacon in a single layer on a large, rimmed baking sheet, brush the maple syrup over the bacon, and sprinkle it heavily with brown sugar, to coat.
  3. Bake the bacon for 20 to 25 minutes, or until it's crisp but not totally browned. Remove it from the oven, and place it on a plate or parchment to cool. Don't place it on paper towels; it'll stick. When the bacon is cool, crumble or chop it finely.
  4. To make the brownies: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa, sugars, salt, flour, and espresso powder.
  5. Add the eggs, oil, and water, mixing just until smooth. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan, smoothing the top.
  6. Sprinkle the candied bacon bits atop the brownies.
  7. Bake the brownies for about 35 minutes (in the 8" square pan), or 25 to 30 minutes (in the 9" round pan). When done, a toothpick inserted into the center will come out clean, or with a few damp crumbs clinging to it.
  8. Remove the brownies from the oven, cool slightly then slice into 20 - 25 squares. Roll each piece into a ball keeping the bacon bits on the top of each ball if possible.
****Remember that these brownies have bacon in them and will need to be refrigerated. it's easy to reheat them - 20 seconds in the microwave and they are almost like they just came out of the oven!
Recipe by Monica's Table at