Did I get your attention?
Yes, there is TRIPLE fudge. Not single fudge. Not double fudge. And yes, there is BACON.
You see, it’s been too long since I had a good dessert in the house…well, other than plain old dark chocolate. Seriously, is there anything more dangerous than Enjoy Life Chocolate Chunks? OK, these brownies might just be it…but at least they take a little bit of effort to make so they feel a little more “special” than shoving chocolate chunks in face while I’m watching Fashion Police.
I seriously love Joan Rivers. And Kelly Osbourne. I want them to be my Mom and Big Sister…then maybe I could leave the house once in a while without looking like a total disaster. Maybe once I’d leave the house in something other than yoga pants. The last time I attempted to dress up was at my own wedding, which even I will admit is a very inappropriate scenario for yoga pants.
Anyway, the brownies. Don’t get all freaked by the bacon part. It’s highly necessary. It provides not only a nice textural contrast–you get a nice little crunch in the midst of ooey-gooey brownie-ness–but a nice bite of salt to go with the rich sweetness. If you’re really going to get your panties in a knot over it, leave out the bacon but know that I’ll be highly disappointed in you. And yes, I eat my brownies with a fork. Don’t judge.
And trust me, these babies are RICH. They aren’t the least bit cake-y (I mean, aren’t cake-y brownies just chocolate cake??) but just be aware that they’ll still be really gooey when they’re done baking. They need to be COOLED COMPLETELY before serving. OK? Or you can do what I did and just dig into hot gooey chocolate-y goodness. It’s just not nearly as pretty and will inevitably end up all over your face. But I’m OK with that.
1 c Coconut Butter
1/2 c Full Fat Canned Coconut Milk (the light stuff will not work)
2 Eggs, beaten
1 T Vanilla
4 oz Baking Chocolate, melted in 1 T Coconut Oil
1/3 c Raw Honey
1/4 c Cocoa Powder
1/2 t Salt
1 T Arrowroot Powder
2 c Chocolate Chips (yes, I said TWO cups)
3 Thick Slices Bacon
Fry bacon until very crisp (but not burned) and let cool and drain on paper towels. Chop into very small bits and set aside.
Beat the coconut butter, eggs, coconut milk, vanilla, melted chocolate, honey, cocoa, salt, and arrowroot powder with an electric mixer.
(I used my brand-spanking new stand mixer. Thanks, Karin!!).
Stir in the bacon bits and chocolate chips. Pour into a greased 8 x 8 inch pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Remember, they will still be gooey after baking thanks to the massive amount of melted chocolate in them. Cool completely before cutting into squares and serving.