The King is in his kitchen and ready to bake a YUMMY bacon treat!
Oh I couldn’t resist his one. Too many wonderful things in this recipe to ignore it – you’ve just gotta try it. We love bacon and we love cheesecake and we love chocolate chips so how on earth could this possibly go wrong? It can’t!
BACON CHOCOLATE CHIP CHEESECAKE BLONDIES
- 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- CHEESECAKE LAYER:
- 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup 2% milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 375°. Line a 9-in. square baking pan with foil, letting ends extend up sides; grease foil.
- Reserve 1/4 cup crumbled bacon for top. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, salt and baking soda; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and remaining bacon. Press half of the dough onto bottom of prepared pan.
- For cheesecake layer, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, milk and vanilla; beat on low speed just until blended. Pour over dough in prepared pan; drop remaining dough by rounded tablespoons over cheesecake layer. Sprinkle with reserved bacon.
- Bake until golden brown, 45-50 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before cutting. Lifting with foil, remove from pan. Cut into bars.
So did we get your interest with this one?
I believe I’ll take a ROYAL nap……Enjoy the recipe and I’ll see you next week!
Greetings Bacon Lovers! Hope you aren’t so stuffed with stuffing and turkey and other STUFF (!) that you can’t imagine making a delicious bacon dessert!
Oh – and before we go any further – I have a WARNING WARNING WARNING…………the following recipe has ALCOHOL in it! The evil alcohol so it’s not really a kiddies recipes – got it? What it definitely is though is DELICIOUS. Just the right treat to have at a gathering but don’t wait for THAT to enjoy these OK?
5 oz can evaporated milk
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup spiced rum
1 package vanilla wafers, crushed very fine
2 cups finely chopped walnuts
1 cup confectioners’ sugar for rolling
1 lb. hickory smoked bacon, cooked, chopped
Line a baking pan with foil and lay your bacon strips on it. Place it in the oven then turn the oven to 400. Cook for 17-20 minutes. Drain grease from bacon, chop, and set aside.
In a food processor, chop up the vanilla wafer until they are in tiny pieces.
Melt chocolate chips and evaporated milk in a bowl over a boiling pit of water, stirring frequently until smooth. Remove from heat.
Stir in the crushed vanilla wafers, bacon, and rum until well blended.
Roll the dough into small balls and roll the balls in chopped walnuts, then repeat in confectioners’ sugar.
Store covered in the refrigerator. Eat responsibly!
Obviously not for the kiddies but I can think of a few adults who would certainly enjoy these and I bet YOU can too! How’s this for a really wonderful adult treat? I think my parents deserve a treat once in a while – after all – they get treats for ME all the time – it’s time they had a treat too…………………….
If only it was that easy!
Ahhh….it’s good to be King and spend Saturday mornings in the kitchen with you!
Hugs, King Teddy
Ready to do a little baking in Baconia??
I hope you are……….and I think you’ll like this one even if it’s ever so slightly overloaded with ingredients. It’s yumminess MORE than makes up for having a longer grocery list (although I must say my Mom had most of this stuff in our pantry anyway!).
Zee Baconian Castle has EVERYTHING in zee pantry Monsieur Le King!
Yes I think we probably have the best equipped kitchen in the universe Chef………..and I thank you from my Kingly heart every Saturday when you allow me to mess up your pantry, use every pot and pan and utencil there is in this place and make a huge mess all for the sake of eating ANYTHING that has bacon as an ingredient!
Today’s recipe is a dessert………..and I’ve served these before here on the blog on special occasions but never given you the recipe………..are you ready Bacon Fans????
Chocolate Magic Bacon Bars
18 KRAFT Caramels (I say KRAFT because those are the easiest to find but any caramel candies will do)
1 pkg. (16.5 oz.) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
3/4 cup Slivered Almonds, toasted, coarsely chopped (I don’t bother toasting them but you can if you want to)
1 cup flaked coconut, toasted (again not necessary to toast but it does make it crunchier)
6 slices Bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces, cooked (yes of course you can make more bacon if you want to…….!)
Heat oven to 350°F.
Microwave caramels and 2% milk in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 to 2 min. or until caramels are completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring every 30 sec.
Line 13×9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Press cookie dough onto bottom of prepared pan. Pour condensed milk over dough. Top with layers of chocolate, nuts, coconut and bacon; drizzle with caramel sauce.
Bake 25 min. or until lightly browned. Cool completely. Use foil handles to lift dessert from pan before cutting into bars.
IF ONLY I COULD EAT CHOCOLATE!!!!
Yes I know what you mean………..chocolate is a no no for we cats AND dogs as well and for any human who is trying to lose weight but GOSH, chocolate is also important because it’s a mood-enhancer and SO DARN YUMMY (for humans of course). Anyway it’s a dy-no-mite dessert/snack.
That’s what I say!!!!!
Give these a try and make your tummy happy…………………….
Til Next Week When I Destroy the Castle Kitchen Again!!
Greetings Baconians! Welcome to the Castle Kitchen!
I have a dessert treat involving bacon today that I think you will have a hard time resisting.
Monsieur Le King I can’t imagine anyone could resist zee delicious cake you are making today!!
Bacon Pineapple Upside Down Cake
- 6 slices bacon (you can have MORE bacon if you want a more “bacon-ish” dessert of course!)
- 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 7 fresh pineapple rings (about 1/2 inch thick)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, turning occasionally, until crisp, 9 to 11 minutes; remove to paper towels. Finely chop and set aside.
Pour off all but 3 tablespoons drippings from the skillet. Add 4 tablespoons butter and melt over low heat. Pour into a 9-inch-round cake pan, tilting the pan to coat the bottom. Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the butter mixture.
Place a pineapple ring in the middle of the pan, then arrange the remaining rings around the outside, overlapping them slightly if necessary. Sprinkle about 3 tablespoons of the chopped bacon in the middle of the rings and between them.
Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Beat the remaining 1 stick butter and the granulated sugar in a large bowl with a mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then beat in the vanilla. Reduce the mixer speed to low and beat in the flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Increase the mixer speed to high and beat until the batter is smooth, about 15 more seconds. Fold in the remaining chopped bacon.
Spread the batter over the pineapple in the pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Transfer to a rack and let cool 15 minutes, then run a knife around the edge and invert onto a platter. Let cool at least 1 hour before serving.
Voila! One delicious dessert!
Easy peasy as we say in Baconia. I am fairly certain that you could use regular milk vs. the buttermilk in this recipe and it would be just as delicious but buttermilk DOES have a unique flavor so it may be that it’s BEST with buttermilk.
I’m gonna hold my breath until you make this for me!!!!
Add this one to your “gotta try it” list……………….you know as King of Baconia I wouldn’t recommend something that wasn’t beyond yummy right? Right!
Baking is exhausting – I shall now retire to my chair for a snoozer…….
Hugs, Your King