One of my favorite things about writing this blog over the years has been meeting some great bacontrepreneurs. So I was excited to recently have the opportunity to try a few items from Baconery, a new bacon-focused bakery in NYC.
Bacon in dessert still freaks some people out. For me, it has become just about as common as bacon for breakfast. Here are a few items from Baconery that I enjoyed.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies
Fortunately Baconery has product photos on their Facebook page because I ate the Chocolate Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies so fast that I barely remembered what they looked like. Of all the items I sampled, these were definitely my favorite, probably because they contain a few of my favorite things: dark chocolate, Reese’s Pieces, and, of course, bacon. The size of the bacon bits was perfectly proportional to the Reese’s Pieces, and they blended well together.
Chocolate Bacon Cookies
I’m a sucker for chocolate chip cookies, and I’m a sucker for bacon, so I gobbled up the Chocolate Bacon Cookies almost as fast as I ate the Chocolate Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies. Zap these in the microwave for a few seconds to make them seem like they’re fresh out of the oven and pair them with a glass of milk, and you’ll be fighting off Santa Claus in the middle of July.
I have strong opinions about a lot of issues, one of which is bacon brownies. This is one of the dessert recipes that I included in my book, a recipe I’ve been using in its bacon-free form since I was about 8 years old. So I don’t endorse just any bacon brownie. I still think mine are the best, but Baconery’s brownies put up a respectable challenge.
You can learn more about Baconery products at www.baconery.com.