Bacon Bourbon Brownies

Everyone who lives at my apartment has a job and purpose. As Joe says, we all "bring something to the table". If you don't have anything to bring to the table, you are swiftly removed. When you live with 5 people, it's important that everyone carries their weight! My job is obviously in the kitchen. I keep things clean in there and also cook meals for everyone. Generally I am happy with my station, but the other day my roommate Tim asked me if I could make him a dessert for his company Christmas party. I instantly felt like the mom of the house! (moooooooooooooooommmmm can you make me cookies for the soccer banquet?) The only thing I could do to make myself feel better was make the manliest brownies possible. I baked up these bacon-burbon brownies that have been all over the blogs this year.
I don't use a hand mixer, because that wouldn't be manly. yep, that's what you think it is. Bacon fat goes right into the batter! Lots of eggs. Also, salt is what makes this recipe good. Thick batter. Bacon sprinkles! My roommate asked if she could use bacon bits and I gave her a real dirty look and told her she should never use bacon bits. For anything. Ever. The only thing I did that wasn't in the recipe was to brush some bourbon on to the brownies while they were still hot. Most of the bourbon in the recipe cooks out, so brushing some on at the end will really add a nice whiskey punch. So good. Salty sweet is the best. I hope the co-workers like this one!
For once, I followed a recipe! I used this one. I doubled it, and also brushed some bourbon on after they cooked. If you want a quick and easy version, try this one on tablespoon.

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you have a nice holiday. See you next week for some fun New Years apps.