Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Dark Chocolate, Coffee, and Bacon

Today was a paleo prep day since I was away for the weekend, and nothing soothes the soul better than chocolate. This recipe hit the spot for what I needed today. Dark chocolate-espresso-bacon brownies... what could be better? (This is not a weak brownie.)

Mocha-Bacon Brownies
Adapted from Practical Paleo
  • 4 oz dark chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tablespoons very strong coffee
  • 3 slices slightly crisp bacon, chopped
In a medium bowl, combine all wet ingredients except coffee. (Chocolate, coconut oil, maple syrup, and eggs.) Slowly sift in cocoa powder over wet ingredients, stirring to combine. Stir in coffee until well mixed. Line a 9"x9" square pan with parchment or waxed paper. Spread brownie batter in pan and top with bacon. Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 25 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool and cut into squares. Mmmmmmm perfect.