Posted by: bakingwithizzie | December 6, 2010

Peanut Butter Bacon Blondies, Holla!

  1. I haven’t posted a recipe on here in quite awhile.
  2. Izzie and I have been doing lots of baking, but I haven’t had the time keep this blog up to date.
  3. I love bacon.
  4. I love peanut butter.
  5. Peanut butter and bacon together equals a party in your mouth.
  6. This recipe is from the summer, as you can tell from Izzie’s attire.
  7. I almost froze when I walked out the door this morning and it’s not even winter yet.
  8. I’m not prepared for the cold.
  9. If you want to add an extra layer of fat to keep you warm this winter, peanut butter bacon blondies are the way to go.
  10. I see snowflakes

*I’m not great at taking photos when we’re baking but this set was particularly bad.  I still have to post them with the recipe though so you can how Izzie runs the show.

Let’s get this party started…

 

What you’ll need for the blondies:

butter, brown sugar, eggs, pure vanilla extract, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt

And the star of the show..Bacon, fried and crumbled

In a large bowl, whisk together sugar and melted butter until smooth.

She’s very serious about mixing.  Unless we’re making something like muffins or bread, she doesn’t like lumps in her batter.

Add vanilla

And eggs

Mix until batter is smooth.

In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients together, and whisk into the batter.

This is where the mixing gets tough, but she was so proud of the job she was doing.

Check out her muscles.

Finally, add the bacon.

Plop the batter into the bottom of a 9×13 pan.

Spread the batter evenly.

Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until golden on top and a toothpick comes out clean.

Just out of the oven…At this point I seriously considered sticking my whole face in the pan.  Cool the blondies before frosting.

While your blondies are cooling, go ahead and prepare the frosting.

Here’s what you’ll need for the frosting:

butter, creamy peanut butter, powdered sugar, pure vanilla extract, milk (not pictured), fried and crumbled bacon

In a medium bowl, cream butter and peanut butter.

Add vanilla (Sometimes I use the cap to measure the vanilla, don’t judge.)

Add sugar gradually. (The recipe says to add sugar first then vanilla, but we didn’t notice any difference.)

Get ready to use those muscles Izzie.

I guess I forgot to take a picture of Izzie adding the milk.  Umm, awkward…So anyway, add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time until desired consistency is reached.  If you like it thinner add more.  If you like  it thicker, add less milk.  Personally, I like it thick.

Yummy…All I need is a spoon, this bowl of frosting and reruns of Alias.

The  blondies were pretty heavy so I just plopped all the frosting in the middle…

Then let Izzie spread it out.  Looks pretty good, huh?  But wait, we forgot to add that extra something to take it over the top.

Hello beautiful, crispy bacon.

The results are in and while Izzie wasn’t a  huge fan of her creation, it was a huge hit with the boys in the family.  I loved them as well.  They’re rich and the perfect combination of sweet and just a little bit of salty.

Here’s the recipe, Enjoy

Peanut Butter Bacon Blondies

howsweeteats.com

blondies from Simply Recipes

1 cup of butter, melted

2 cups of  brown sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons of vanilla (I suggest pure vanilla extract)

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon of baking soda

Pinch of salt

2 cups of all-purpose flour

6 sliced of bacon, fried and crumbled

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 bacon.

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

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

6 slices bacon, fried and crumbled

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 cooled blondies, then top with crumbled bacon.

 

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