A brownie with sprinkled maple bacon is baked leaving its bacon juice ooze into the center, later topped with a sticky caramelized maple glaze that is sure to leave you craving for more!
I feel really guilty. Like, terribly guilty. I ate more of this than I should have. I really don’t know which is worse as far as my weakness, brownies or cake? Either way, eating about half of this proved me wrong in my ever lasting thought of how much I disliked bacon. **gasp** Shocking, I now right?! Yes, it’s true. I’m one of the rare ones.
However, I now have a whole new outlook on maple bacon and I know now how I like it. The fattier, the better. Good thing this recipe is adaptable to where if you want crispier bacon, go right ahead. I just like mine super soft and juicy to the point where maple glistens over the top and oozes as it’s bitten into.
Funny, I would have never thought to make this but one day as I watched a cooking show that featured restaurant owners around the US demonstrate a recipe of their most favorite dish, this was one of them. Immediately I was floored at how decadent theirs looked, which did look better than mine, in case you wondered. Theirs resembled a pudding like brownie-cake with bacon and topped with a chocolaty maple syrup. I guess this is something I could have done as well especially on my Chocolate Fudge Cake. Next time… for sure!
- 8-10 strips uncooked maple bacon
- 1 box brownie mix or homemade version
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- In a frying pan over medium heat, cook bacon to desired texture. Remove from heat and transfer bacon to a paper towel lined plate to catch any drippings.
- Prepare brownie batter in an 8x8-inch baking pan as directed on the box or make from scratch as found here; set aside.
- Chop or shred precooked bacon to desired size and sprinkle evenly over brownie batter.
- Bake as directed on box or for 35 to 40 minutes if using my scratch version.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, melt salted butter. Add brown sugar and stir until it's completely dissolved. Increase heat and boil for 2 minutes. Stir in maple syrup and continue to boil for another 2 minutes until thickened. Syrup is ready once it coats the back of a spoon.
- Generously pour syrup over the brownies, cut and serve warm or at room temperature. ENJOY!
Recipe source: www.urbanbakes.com