Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Bacon Blondies

I’ve been on a big bacon kick lately. I’m not sure why, but I’ve just been throwing bacon into everything. No one is complaining about this recent obsession. I needed a sweet treat to share with friends and my mind instantly went to bacon. I found this recipe and knew it would be a hit.

I decided to throw some bittersweet chocolate chips into the blondie batter. And once again, I used Peanut Butter and Co’s White Chocolate Wonderful in the frosting (which was AMAZING). After initial taste testing, we decided they needed more bacon so I crumbled more bacon on top than the original recipe listed. I have reflected my changes in the recipe below.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Bacon Blondies

Peanut butter, chocolate, and bacon make an amazing combination!

Yield: 24 bars

Ingredients:

For the Blondies
1 cup of butter, melted
2 cups of brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
Pinch of salt
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
6 sliced of bacon, fried and crumbled

For the Peanut Butter Frosting
1 stick butter, softened
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2-3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-3 tablespoons milk
9 slices bacon, fried and crumbled

Directions:

For the Blondies
Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl, whisk together sugar and melted butter until smooth. Add in eggs and vanilla.

Combine dry ingredients together, and whisk into the batter. Fold in chocolate chips and bacon.

Spread evenly in an 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until done.

For the Peanut Butter Frosting
Cream butter and peanut butter. Add sugar gradually. Add vanilla. Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. More liquid may be needed depending on how thick or creamy you want the frosting.

Frost blondies, then top with crumbled bacon.

Recipe from How Sweet It Is

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7 Responses to “Merry Christmas and Peppermint Brownies with Chocolate Ganache”

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    bittersweetblog — December 25, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    You just can’t beat the combination of chocolate and mint- Yum!

    Happy holidays!

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    wackywoman — December 25, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    I too love your tree.

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    Memória — December 26, 2009 at 3:28 am

    Oh, I love your tree. It’s the perfect size, and I love the decorations.

    The brownies look great. I love the KAF brownies; I just made them a few weeks ago.

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    Memória — December 26, 2009 at 3:29 am

    Oh, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

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    Faith — December 27, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    I hope you had a very Merry Christmas! Love your gorgeous tree (and your high ceilings!). Yum, peppermint & chocolate…

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    CookTeen — December 27, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    I love the chocolate and mint combination. Nothing is better at this time of year!

    Happy Holidays!

    With love and cupcakes,
    Cookteen

    P.S –check out my blog…Cookteen.blogspot.com

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    Kerstin — December 29, 2009 at 5:43 am

    Merry Christmas! Love your peppermint brownies – they sound so perfect for the season! I actually just bought a box of those TJ cookies, and can’t wait to try them 🙂

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