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Wayne’s Whiskey Bacon Brownies

April 27, 2018

Whiskey Bacon Brownies

½ cup unsalted butter
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 ½ cups sugar
4 eggs
¾ cup flour
¾ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ Tablespoons whiskey

½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
¼ cup brown sugar
2 cups powdered sugar
1 ½ Tablespoons whiskey
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt

8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled


In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and chocolate, stirring constantly. Once melted, remove from heat and let cool in pan for 10 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8×8 inch glass baking pan with two rectangles of parchment, letting it hang over a few inches on two sides.

Transfer chocolate to a large bowl and stir in sugar. Add eggs one at a time, stirring well to combine between each addition. Add flour and salt and stir just until combined. Stir in vanilla and whiskey. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth the top.

Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center has just a few crumbs attached. Set pan on a wire rack to cool.

Meanwhile, make buttercream. In a large bowl, beat butter with a hand mixer on high until light and fluffy. Add brown sugar and beat until fluffy. Add 1/2 of the powdered sugar and mix until incorporated. Add the whiskey and vanilla and mix well. Add remaining powdered sugar and the salt, mix well.

Spread buttercream on cooled brownies, then top with bacon. Cut into squares and serve.

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    Sherry Loncar
    May 22, 2018 at 3:17 pm


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    Teresa Williams
    May 22, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    The brownies sound delicious .Got to try them.

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    Gloriana Nickolis
    May 22, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Can’t wait to try this recipe. Thank you Debbie, Gloria

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    Donna L. Keller
    May 22, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    Brownies really look good, wonder if you could use Splenda instead of the sugar. Wonder how they would get? Look all the books I have read so far, looking forward to read more and more of them.

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    Colleen Dinovo
    May 22, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    These look amazing!!! Too bad I can’t eat them!!! I would make them to bring to an event thought!!! (I have tons of food allergies – wheat, egg, soy, peanuts, no sugar- diabetic; can’t drink – too many medications!!) But I know lots of people who would LOVE them!!!!

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    Kay Garrett
    May 22, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    I’ve never made flavored lemonades, but Lavender Lemonade sounds wonderful. I, also, can’t wait to try the Whiskey Bacon Brownies. They sound decadent and oh so yummy!

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    Veralyn Hershey
    May 22, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    Yum! Just the brownies alone sound delectable!

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    May 22, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    This is definitely on the menu for Father’s Day.

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    Wanda Hunker
    May 22, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    I like the sound of the Lavender Lemonade and am going to try it. Think my Card Club will enjoy it. Thank you.

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    Patricia Barraclough
    May 22, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    I am definitely going to try this. You can never go wrong with chocolate or bacon. Whiskey is just a nice bonus. I do believe I would be tempted to add just a bit of bacon to the brownie mixture.

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    May 22, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    I was reading about fish tacos in a book recently and thought how great that sounds – thank you for the reminder! I will definitely try them. Also, Lavendar lemonade sounds wonderful as the whether in California is starting to warm up! Thank you for the suggestions!

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    May 22, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Where do I find the lavender??

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      Heidi Pollard
      June 14, 2018 at 6:54 pm

      Hi Linda,

      I work for Debbie Macomber and if you Goggle dried culinary-grade lavender buds it will bring up where you can purchase lavender. Walmart, Trader Joe’s and other places have it for sale

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    Sheila Chin
    May 22, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Ok, who doesn’t like chocolate……and who wants bacon?

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    Patricia Porter
    May 22, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    Wayne’s brownie recipe sounds very interesting. I will have to try it for when I go to a get together.

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    Laura Boggs
    May 22, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    I am going to try this recipe. It looks delicious!

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    Patti Truckey
    May 22, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    Bacon brownies? Hmmmm

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    Laura Robbins
    May 23, 2018 at 2:17 am

    It sounds great

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    Marian Carol Carter
    May 23, 2018 at 2:37 am


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    May 23, 2018 at 4:48 am

    I can’t wait to try these…hopefully for Memorial Day BBQ!!!! !

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    Barbara Lamb
    May 23, 2018 at 7:37 am

    These brownies sound delicious.

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    Elizabeth Palko
    May 23, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Love your whiskey and bacon brownies! Love bacon so of course this was a recipe I had to have!

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    Susan Malpass
    May 23, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Now, that is an interesting recipe. My nephew would love it, since he believes anything with bacon is delicious. I actually think the taste of salt and sweet would make them really good. I’ll have to try this one!

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    May 23, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    this looks amazing !

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    Maria Johnson
    May 23, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    My mouth is just watering looking and reading this recipe! Think I’ll cook up that bacon that’s in my refrigerator!

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    Christine Kellogg
    May 23, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    I have just discovered this site of yours and can’t wait to make these brownies–my book club would love it!

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    May 24, 2018 at 12:26 am

    Looks and sounds delicious. Going to try them.

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    Jean C Gardner
    May 24, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    These brownies sound delicious! I’m getting a new range on Saturday! I think these may be the first thing I make in my new oven!

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    Vicki Pasko
    May 24, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    The brownies look delicious. Can’t wait to try them.

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    May 24, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Hmmm adding whiskey and bacon to brownies, not sure if this would make a good combination but will have to add it to my list of things to try.

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    Michelle La Fleur
    May 24, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    They look delicious! Will have to make them and share with friends and co-workers.

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    Mary Jane
    May 26, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Wow! That is original. Those brownies sound incredible, I think?

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    Don Parsons
    May 31, 2018 at 6:31 am

    Sounds luscious! Thanks, Wayne. 🙂

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    July 11, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    I’m having a cookout this weekend so I’m going to try some of these. Yummy

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    Cynthia Reese
    July 11, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    My son left for Japan a month ago and is out in the ocean. He is in the Navy and I want to make some brownies, banana bread and rum cake for him. I was told to use alcohol in the batter as it keeps them from going bad real fast. Do you have a alcohol banana bread recipe that I could try. I love your books and your blog. So many great ideas. Thank you

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