Maple Bourbon Bacon Blondies

SERVINGS

18

PREP TIME

60 min

TOTAL TIME

1 hr 50 min

GLUTEN FREE

NO



The only thing better than Jones bacon and real maple syrup? Adding bourbon to the mix. These superb blondies do just that. You may need a second batch.


 Enjoy these main ingredient substitutions:

Dry Aged Hickory Smoked Bacon Slices

ingredients

For the Maple ​Bourbon ​Candied ​Bacon:

1 (8 oz) package Jones Dairy Farm Dry Aged Bacon
1/3 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup bourbon

For the ​Blondies:

1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 cups light brown sugar, lightly packed
1/4 cup maple syrup
3 large eggs, room temperature
2 tablespoons bourbon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
8 ounces candied bacon, chopped roughly
DIRECTIONS

For the Maple ​Bourbon ​Candied ​Bacon:

Preheat oven to 375˚F. Line rimmed baking sheet with foil and place cooling rack inside it. Spray with non-stick cooking spray. Lay out strips of bacon on rack so they do not overlap. Set aside.

In small saucepan over medium heat, combine brown sugar, maple syrup, and bourbon. Stir until it starts to boil, then lower heat and let simmer for a minute to thicken. Remove from heat.

Brush bacon strips with 1/3 mixture and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, flip bacon over, and brush with 1/3 mixture, return to oven for an additional 10 minutes. Flip bacon strips, brush with remaining 1/3 sugar mixture, and return to oven for another 5-10 minutes.

Remove from oven and cool; bacon will get crispier as it cools.

For the ​Blondies:

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease 9"x13" baking dish and line with parchment paper; set aside.

While oven is preheating, lay walnuts out in single layer on baking sheet or in baking dish and bake until fragrant, stirring periodically. Remove from oven and set aside.

In large mixing bowl, melt butter in microwave. Once slightly cooled, stir in brown sugar and maple syrup. Add eggs, one at a time, fully incorporating the first before adding the next. Stir in bourbon and vanilla extract. Add dry ingredients and stir until there are no dry spots. Stir in chopped candied bacon and toasted walnuts.

Spread mixture in prepared baking dish and bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool completely before cutting.

Ingredients

Directions

For the Maple ​Bourbon ​Candied ​Bacon:

1 (8 oz) package Jones Dairy Farm Dry Aged Bacon
1/3 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup bourbon

For the ​Blondies:

1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 cups light brown sugar, lightly packed
1/4 cup maple syrup
3 large eggs, room temperature
2 tablespoons bourbon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
8 ounces candied bacon, chopped roughly

For the Maple ​Bourbon ​Candied ​Bacon:

Preheat oven to 375˚F. Line rimmed baking sheet with foil and place cooling rack inside it. Spray with non-stick cooking spray. Lay out strips of bacon on rack so they do not overlap. Set aside.

In small saucepan over medium heat, combine brown sugar, maple syrup, and bourbon. Stir until it starts to boil, then lower heat and let simmer for a minute to thicken. Remove from heat.

Brush bacon strips with 1/3 mixture and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, flip bacon over, and brush with 1/3 mixture, return to oven for an additional 10 minutes. Flip bacon strips, brush with remaining 1/3 sugar mixture, and return to oven for another 5-10 minutes.

Remove from oven and cool; bacon will get crispier as it cools.

For the ​Blondies:

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease 9"x13" baking dish and line with parchment paper; set aside.

While oven is preheating, lay walnuts out in single layer on baking sheet or in baking dish and bake until fragrant, stirring periodically. Remove from oven and set aside.

In large mixing bowl, melt butter in microwave. Once slightly cooled, stir in brown sugar and maple syrup. Add eggs, one at a time, fully incorporating the first before adding the next. Stir in bourbon and vanilla extract. Add dry ingredients and stir until there are no dry spots. Stir in chopped candied bacon and toasted walnuts.

Spread mixture in prepared baking dish and bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool completely before cutting.