Monday, January 12, 2015

Fudgy Bacon Toffee Brownies

Brownies.  What can I say about brownies.  Other than I absolutely love them.  I'm obsessed.  And the more gooey and fudgy the better.  You know I'm a sucker for them, and I'm perfectly content with just a good ol' basic, fudgy brownie.  But sometimes, just sometimes, a little something needs to be added to the mix.

But, with Super Bowl XLIX right around the corner it's time to start thinking about the big game day menu.  I think the commercials and food are just as important as the big game.  So, no Super Bowl party would be complete without some delicious, over-the-top game day eats.


So while brownies are amazing, and are definitely at the top of my favorite desserts list, just the basic brownie won't do for one of the biggest food days of the year.  It needs to be bulked up and intensified a bit to hold it's own on the game day spread.

A solid base is a must.  So, drag out your best brownie recipe, use your favorite boxed mix or use the recipe below and you'll be right on track with a strong base.  Once you have that, then it's time to snaz them up a bit.

And when I want to add a little somethin' to somethin' to my sweets, the first place my mind goes is adding a little salt to the equation.  By now you know I'm not scared to add bacon to my desserts.  So when I started thinking of what I could possibly add to brownies, bacon was the first thing to pop into my head.
I took the bacon, and other elements I love on brownies are devised the ultimate sweet and salty brownie perfect for the big day.  Chocolate chips are scattered over the lukewarm brownies. Condensed milk is combined with chocolate fudge sauce and toffee bits and poured over the cooked brownies.  To top it off and balance the sweet, roughly chopped bacon is scattered over the top of the brownies.

This is the ultimate in fudgy, brownie, chocolaty goodness.  This is what chocolate dreams are made of people.  A delicious brownie topped with fudgy, toffee sauce and balanced by the crunchy, saltiness from the bacon.  If you wanted to go a step further and put this amazing dessert completely over the top add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to the warm brownie and dive in.
No one said Super Bowl food was clean.  This one is a little on the messy side but oh-so-worth it. Grab a handful of napkins, a plate and fork and jump in!

Fudgy Bacon Toffee Brownies
Ingredients:

For the brownies*-
1 Stick (half cup) unsalted butter
2 Oz unsweetened chocolate, roughly chopped
1 Cup sugar
2 Eggs
1 Tsp vanilla
1/4 Cup flour
1/4 Tsp salt

For the topping-
3 Tbsp-1/4 Cup condensed milk
2 1/2 Tbsp chocolate syrup
1/4 Cup chocolate chips
1/4 Cup Heath toffee bits
3 Pieces bacon, cooked until crispy and roughly chopped

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.  Line an 8x8 or 9x9 pan with parchment paper, spray with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

Place butter and chocolate in a microwave safe dish and heat in 20 second intervals, stirring after each, until melted.  Add the sugar and whisk to combine.  Add the eggs and vanilla and whisk.  Once this ingredients are combined, add the flour and salt and stir until just incorporated and batter is smooth.

Pour in the prepared pan and place in preheated oven.  Bake 30-45 minutes, until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Meanwhile, pour the condensed milk in a microwave safe bowl and heat for about 15 seconds.  Add the chocolate syrup and stir to combine.  Add the heath chips and stir to incorporate.

Evenly sprinkle the chocolate chips over the lukewarm brownies.  Evenly pour the chocolate toffee mixture over the brownies, spread gently if needed.  (The mixture doesn't have to come all the way to the edges)  Sprinkle the bacon over the chocolate mixture.

Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes.  Remove from pan and cut.

*You can also substitute your favorite box brownie instead of making a homemade version.

*If you wanted to dive right in while the brownies are still warm that is fine too...I suggest adding a blob of vanilla ice cream to the warm brownies and indulging!

Recipe source: A Lynsey Original

1 comment:

plasterer bristol said...

Hmmm look so good, thanks for posting this recipe, look nice and easy to make.

Simon

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