Monthly Archives: March 2014

Chocolate Chip Walnut Brownies with Candied Bacon and Coconut

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INGREDIENTS:

* Betty Crocker Walnut Brownie

* Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

* 2 large eggs

* 1 stick of softened butter

* applesauce (or oil)

* 1 package of bacon + brown sugar = candied bacon, diced

* shredded coconut

* water

PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 350.

STEP 1:

* Your first step is to make Candied Bacon by using your bacon and brown sugar. Check out My Recipes for instructions.

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STEP 2:

* Mix both your brownie and cocolate chip cookie mixes in separate bowls. Follow directions on back of boxes.

* Add half of you candied bacon into your cookie mix (or your brownie mix if you choose).

NOTE: I use applesauce as a substitute for oil.

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STEP 3:

NOTE: I chose a small muffin pan for bite size desserts. Grease pan if needed.

* Fill each cup half way with brownie mix.

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STEP 4:

* Add cookie mix to the top of each cup.

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STEP 5:

* Now top off each cup with candied bacon and shredded coconut.

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STEP 6:

* Cook for 15 minutes. Than cool and enjoy!

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NOTES ON THE RECIPE:

* You have many opportunities to make adjustments to this recipe. You can chose to use any flavor of bacon, different brownie or cookie mixes, or add ingredients.

* You can bake as single serve desserts like I did or cook in one big sheet.

* Goes great with ice cream or by itself.

* A great addition might be to sprinkle a small amount of Baconery Bacon Salt on top for a bit of “salt” with “sweet”.

* I am open to any suggestions or ideas on how to improve this recipe.



– Elle.

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Candied Bacon

INGREDIENTS:

* 1 package of bacon
* brown sugar

candied bacon

NOTES ON THE RECIPE:

* You have many opportunities to make adjustments to this recipe. You can chose to use any flavor of bacon, different type of sugar or maple syrup, and even add spice (maybe some cayenne?).

* You can enjoy it as a snack in strips or dice up for recipes.

* I am open to any suggestions or ideas on how to improve this recipe.



– Elle.

St. Patrick’s Day Bacon Dishes

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Hello St. Patty’s Day! I see you coming!

St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday to celebrate a day of feast for the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. The day celebrates the arrival of Christianity to Ireland and also celebrates the overall heritage and culture of Ireland. To learn more about how different parts of the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, check out Wikipedia. For more information and videos on the history and culture behind St. Patrick’s day, check out The History Channel online.

But for this blog, I discovered that bacon can be found throughout many traditional and non-traditional favorite dishes for St. Patrick’s Day. I gathered some fun and yummy recipes online that include bacon:



Dublin Coddle – Source: Real Irish Recipes

Irish Breakfast Pie – Source: Mama Ging

Warm Black Pudding & Bacon Salad – Source: jameswhelanbutches.com

Split Pea and Bacon Soup – Source: The Baker Upstairs

Bacon and Cabbage Potato Cakes – Source: Stasty

Bacon Scotch Eggs – Source: Jill, Delectable Cooking

Colcannon – Source: Wives with Knives

Irish Cheddar & Bacon Soda Bread – Source: Stacey Snacks

Yorkshire Pudding with Bacon and Sage – Source: epicurious.com

Traditional Irish Bacon, Cabbage, and Parsley Sauce – Source: Martha Stewart

Bacon-Wrapped, Stuffed Pork Sausages -Source: irishabroad.com

Crumbed Bacon Chops with Sweet Whiskey Sauce – Source: The Secret Ingredient Blog

Steak and Kidney Pie with Bacon and Mushrooms – Source: Allrecipes.com

Steak and Irish Stout Pie (with bacon) – Source: Allrecipes.com

Irish Cheese and Bacon Cheesecake with Walnut Crust – Source: Chocolate Moosey

Guinness Candied Bacon – Source: Jo and Sue

Bacon Chocolate Stout Cheesecake – Source: See Brooke Cook

Gunniess Bacon Brownies – Source: My Shiny Life


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– Elle.