“A decadent brownie recipe with a bacon twist. This is a great dessert for any gathering and surely will be a crowd pleaser!”
- cooking spray
- 1 (12 fl oz) can caffeinated pepper-type soda (such as Dr Pepper(R))
- 1 cup butter
- 12 strips bacon, chopped
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 (12 ounce) bag milk chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 (16 ounce) package confectioners’ sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12×18-inch pan with cooking spray.
- Combine 1 cup pepper-type soda and 1 cup butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat; heat until butter is melted, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
- Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 8 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
- Mix flour, white sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, cinnamon, and salt together in a large bowl.
- Whisk buttermilk, vanilla extract, and baking soda together in a small bowl. Pour flour mixture; mix until batter is blended. Add butter mixture, 1/3 of the bacon, and chocolate chips; mix thoroughly. Spread in the prepared pan.
- Bake in the preheated oven until top is dry and edges have started to pull away from the sides of the pan, 25 to 30 minutes.
- Combine 6 tablespoons pepper-type soda, 1/2 cup butter, and 3 tablespoons cocoa powder in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Add 1/2 of the remaining bacon and confectioners’ sugar; whisk until frosting is smooth.
- Spread frosting over brownies. Garnish with remaining bacon. Cool until frosting sets, about 20 minutes. Cut into squares.