Saturday, February 5, 2011

Maple Bacon Nutella Brownies

 No, my friends, you have not died and transcended to the plane of heavenly immortality. You have instead found a recipe for the brownies to end all brownies, the one and only Maple Bacon Nutella Brownies!

Now, I saw an entry on for these brownies, but after following the link, discovered that it wasn't actually a link to a recipe, but rather an entry about this food truck that drives around some city, and they sell these brownies. I was rather disheartened, but not one to have such an idea as bacon nutella brownies slip from my grasp so easily, I decided to come up with my own version. So I pulled out my ever trustworthy Fannie Farmer cookbook and chose the 'Best Ever Brownie' recipe.

I whipped up a batch of these death by chocolate and butter brownies, let them cool just ever so slightly, spread an entire jar of Nutella over top as frosting, then fried up 7 slices of maple bacon, crumbled them, and sprinkled the bacon bits all over the top. I don't think there are any words that can truly describe what these brownies are. Magic is the only word I can think of that comes even close. These brownies will transport you to a world where there is no pain, no illness, hunger or hate, a utopia of chocolate delight. Screw milk and honey, just give me nutella and bacon!

*I am not liable for any dying and going to heaven that may result in the consumption of these brownies. Not recommended for children within 5 hours of their bedtime.

Maple Bacon Nutella Brownies

6 oz unsweetened bakers chocolate
3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks)
4 eggs
2 Tbsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
2 3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup flour
1 jar Nutella
6-7 slices maple flavored bacon

In a heavy bottomed saucepan, melt the butter and chocolate, stirring occasionally. Let cool. Meanwhile, mix together the eggs, vanilla, salt and sugar for about 8 minutes. Gently stir in the chocolate mixture until well combined. Add the flour. Butter and flour a 9x13 pan (if using a glass pan, place the pan on a cookie sheet during baking). Spread the batter evenly in the pan and bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.
Let cool for about 15 minutes, then spread the jar of Nutella over the brownies like frosting.
In a large skillet or on a griddle, fry 6-7 slices of bacon until crispy. Let cool, the crumble and sprinkle the  bits over the brownies.

Now, offer up a prayer to the gods of bacon, chocolate and butter for what you are about to consume, and take a humble bite. Oh, and try not to cry.


  1. Great God Oh-mighty Kitchen Wizard Sarah, I shall now call you the newly crowned Princess of Bacon Brownies! Have you stumbled upon the very item that satisfies all of mans burning desires? I must prepare your magic potion of Nutella nectar and find out! I can now tell Mother I have found the perfect woman.

    1. How the potion making go? I hope you enjoyed them. Everyone I give them to looks like they have achieved nirvana at the first bite. Definitely my crowning achievement!

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