This recipe for scrumptious Dark Chocolate Caramel Brownies with Bacon Salt is going to be short and sweet today. We are currently in the middle of a big move in addition to a kitchen overhaul (stay tuned for a fun before and after blog post)! I have been almost completely absent from Facebook and Instagram this week as I attempt to unpack enough boxes for us to survive. So sorry! Thank goodness for Bacon Month keeping me posting all of August. If I ever consider moving again, somebody please send me this post so I can remember how much of a hassle it is!
After 2 weeks of house updates, these bacon enhanced brownies were exactly what I needed. Start with a good dark chocolate brownie mix (or if you like homemade, we LOVE using dark cocoa powder in this Fudgy Brownie Recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe). Drizzle on some caramel, and top the sticky, gooey brownies with a hit of homemade bacon salt! If you are in the middle of renovating your kitchen or like a little extra smoky flavor, bake your brownies on your grill over indirect heat like I did.
Honestly, the bacon salt is what makes this recipe and I always try to have some on hand. It is super duper easy to make and is an absolutely beautiful finishing salt. It also makes the perfect gift for any foodie friends in your life. Just imagine replacing regular salt with bacon salt in your favorite recipes. Soups with just a hint of smoky bacon, rubs for your BBQ become bacon enhanced, and grilled vegetables take on new life! I feel like an infomercial saleswoman here, but honestly this stuff is good anywhere you use salt.
Finally, take a few minutes and follow the links below to check out more of these #baconmonth beauties! These bloggers have worked hard to bring their best bacon game to the table and create some amazing bacon inspired recipes for you.
Bacon and Cheese Homemade Tater Tots from Ashlee Marie
French Onion & Bacon Dip from Around My Family Table
Bacon Bourbon Caramel Popcorn from Cooking in Stilettos
Cheesy Bacon Jalapeno Bread Sticks from A Dash of Sanity
Spinach & Bacon Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust from Bread Booze Bacon
Bourbon Bacon Chocolate Balls from A Simple Pantry
Coffee Maple Bacon from Nomageddon
Southern Bacon-Fried Cabbage from Love Bakes Good Cakes
Bacon Stout Risotto from Forking Up
Maple Bacon Monkey Muffins from It Is A Keeper