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Maple Bacon Brownies

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!

Maple Bacon Brownies |

Before buttered maple syrup was added

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.  Maple Bacon Brownies |

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!

Maple Bacon Brownies |

Maple Bacon Brownies |

Maple Bacon Brownies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 16 squares

Maple Bacon Brownies


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Prepare brownie batter in an 8x8-inch baking pan as directed on the box or make from scratch as found here; set aside.
  3. Chop or shred precooked bacon to desired size and sprinkle evenly over brownie batter.
  4. Bake as directed on box or for 35 to 40 minutes if using my scratch version.
  5. 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.
  6. Generously pour syrup over the brownies, cut and serve warm or at room temperature. ENJOY!


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8 Responses to Maple Bacon Brownies

  1. Holy cow. . these brownies!!!! I’m with you, girl on the maple bacon. . and don’t feel guilty. . what were you going to do?!! give these away?!! I think not! :) love and pinned!!

  2. I don’t like bacon either- but these are beautiful! Have you seen the vegan coconut “bacon”? I think I’d like that better– still get the smokey flavor without having the actual meat on them!

    Great photos- love the strings of gooey sauce on top!

    • Thanks Michelle! I haven’t seen the vegan “bacon.” It amazes me how brands are able to veganize certain foods. I once had vegan “cheese” and holy moly, it tastes way better than regular cheese!! I look into the vegan version. Thanks for the tip!

  3. These brownies looked soooo good without the syrup, but after — oh boy!

    We don’t have maple bacon here (UK), only smoked and unsmoked. I’m assuming it’s unsmoked bacon that’s been marinated in maple syrup before cooking, right?


    • Hi Lisa! Yes, if you want to make it on your own you can certainly marinate unsmoked bacon and cook them this way. It will taste amazing and honestly much better than the pre-packaged kind you find here in the US!! Or you can simply use the cooked unsmoked bacon as is (without it being cooked in syrup) because the sticky caramelized maple syrup you pour on top is the main flavor component of this dessert. Let me know how you like it :)