Smoked Brownies With Caramel and Bacon Salt

Want to make an EPIC dessert with your smoker? You have to try my smoked brownies recipe! 

Yes, that’s right. You can make delicious brownies with salted caramel in your smoker!

You’ll have friends and family lining up to get seconds of this dessert!! 

Below I have my super simple method for making smoked brownies with caramel and bacon salt.


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Why Should I Smoke Brownies?

Smoking brownies adds a bit of smoky flavor to this already yummy dessert.

Many people might turn their nose at smoked brownies. But this is perfect for someone wants to try something a little bit different

So fire up the grill and grab your mixing bowl because you’ll want to try this recipe!

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What You Need for Smoked Brownies

  • 1 box of brownie mix (Read the package to see what other ingredients you will need. You may need eggs, water, and butter or oil.)
  • 1 jar of caramel sauce (or can make your own as well, I am just lazy)
  • 10 strips bacon
  • 1/3 cup coarse sea salt
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What Sort of Brownie Mix Should You Use?

We recommend using a dark chocolate brownie mix for the best results.

Read the package to see if you’ll need any extra ingredients.

Many brownie mixes require that you add eggs, water, and oil or unsalted butter.

You can always make the brownies from scratch, too. If you go this route, you’ll also need other ingredients.

Make sure you have granulated sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, and any other ingredients.

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What Is Bacon Salt?

Bacon salt is simply chopped-up bacon mixed up with salt. It’s very easy to make at home and can last up to 4 weeks if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

It’s salt, but with a punch of bacon flavor! You can use bacon salt in place of regular salt in many recipes.

Sprinkle a bit of bacon salt on your eggs. Use it on the rim of your favorite mixed drinks.

Put it in your brownies. This might seem a bit odd at first, but you’ll love fudgy brownies with a hint of bacon flavor.

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Do Caramel and Bacon Go Together?

Yes, caramel and salty bacon pair quite nicely. This unlikely duo might not be the most popular pairing, but it works well.

Combining the sweetness of caramel sauce with savory bacon is delicious. Now imagine adding salt to create bacon-salted caramel. Sweet, salty, and savory for the win!

If you’re sold on smoked caramel brownies with bacon salt, keep reading. We have the best recipe for you!

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Should You Use Bacon Salt?

Bacon salt goes with brownies as it helps to cut through the sweetness. It is similar to how salt pairs so well with caramel. The key to cooking is contrasting or complementing flavors. However its up to you, don’t love salt? Leave the bacon element out, LOVE salt? Add as much as bacon salt to your brownies as you like!

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How to Make Bacon Salt?

Step 1: Dice and Cook the Bacon

Dice up your bacon then fry the bacon in a pan.

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Step 2: Pat Dry and Cool

Pat dry with paper towel then let cool down completely. Set aside some bits to garnish later.

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Step 3: Combine With Salt in Food Processor

Add the rest of bacon bits and salt to the food processor and pulse until granulated.

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What Sort of Wood Chips Should You Use for Smoked Brownies?

I would recommend going for a mild wood like apple or cherry wood with brownies

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How Long Do You Need to Cool the Brownies For?

While cooling the brownies allows for cleaner slicing, hot brownies are delicious.

If you choose to eat the brownies before they fully cool, be aware that they’re very hot and could burn your tongue.

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What Temperature to Smoke Brownies At?

You should smoke brownies at 350°F for best results.

The temperature may vary based on the altitude and size of the brownie pan.

How Long to Smoke Brownies?

Smoke brownies for about 45 minutes when cooking at 350°F.

The size of the brownie pan may alter the cooking time.

Check the brownies when they’re almost ready in case they finished baking early.

When you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean, the brownies are ready.

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How to Make Smoked Brownies

Step 1: Make the Bacon Salt

Dice up your bacon then fry. Pat dry with paper towel then let cool down completely.

Set aside some bits to garnish later.

Add the rest of bacon bits and salt to the food processor and pulse until granulated. Store in the fridge.

Step 2: Fire up the Grill

Preheat the smoker to 350°F. You can use the hardwood of your choice.

We recommend using maple, pecan, or something sweet.

Step 3: Prepare the Brownie Batter

Prepare the brownies in a medium bowl according to the package.

Pour the brownie batter into a greased baking pan.

Dribble 2 tablespoons of caramel over the brownies.

Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon of bacon salt over the brownies.

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Step 4: Smoke the Brownies

Smoke the brownies for about 20-25 minutes at 350°F.

Remove them from the smoker.

Add 2 more tablespoons of caramel sauce and 1 teaspoon of bacon salt over the brownies.

Return to the smoker and cook for about 20-25 more minutes.

They are ready when you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.

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Step 5: Add Caramel, Chocolate and Bacon Salt

Serve with a swirl of caramel sauce and garnish with bacon bits.   

Let the brownies cool before slicing them.

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Step 6: Serve and Enjoy

Cut the brownies and serve them to your guests.

You may want to serve the brownies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

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What to Serve With Smoked Brownies?

Here is what your should serve your smoked brownies after;

Smoked Ribeye Steak

Smoked Pork Belly

Below is what I recommend serving on the side of your brownies

  • Vanilla Bean Icecream
  • Custard
  • Raspberry Coulis 
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Smoked Brownies Recipe With Caramel and Bacon Salt

Try this super simple recipe for making smoked brownies with caramel and bacon salt. These will be a hit at dessert for both adults and kids
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, dessert, Dinner, main, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, bbq, dinner
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 362kcal
Author: Charlie
Cost: 8

Equipment

  • Smoker

Ingredients

  • 1 box box of chocolate brownie mix
  • 4 tbsps caramel sauce

For the bacon salt, you’ll need the following:

  • 8 strips bacon
  • 1/2 cup Coarse kosher salt

Instructions

Step 1: Make the Bacon Salt

  • Note for this stage please arrange the images like they have done here
  • Dice up your bacon then fry. Pat dry with paper towel then let cool down completely.
  • Set aside some bits to garnish later.
  • Add the rest of bacon bits and salt to the food processor and pulse until granulated. Store in the fridge.

Step 2: Fire up the Grill

  • Preheat the smoker to 350°F. You can use the hardwood of your choice.
  • We recommend using maple, pecan, or something sweet.

Step 3: Prepare the Brownie Batter

  • Prepare the brownies in a medium bowl according to the package.
  • Pour the brownie batter into a greased baking pan.
  • Dribble 2 tablespoons of caramel over the brownies.
  • Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon of bacon salt over the brownies.

Step 4: Smoke the Brownies

  • Smoke the brownies for about 20-25 minutes at 350°F.
  • Remove them from the smoker.
  • Add 2 more tablespoons of caramel sauce and 1 teaspoon of bacon salt over the brownies.
  • Return to the smoker and cook for about 20-25 more minutes.
  • They are ready when you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.

Step 5: Add the Final Touches

  • Serve with a swirl of caramel sauce and garnish with bacon bits.
  • Let the brownies cool before slicing them.

Step 6: Serve and Enjoy

  • Cut the brownies and serve them to your guests.
  • You may want to serve the brownies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
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Smoke On!

Charlie

Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

You can read more about me on our About Us page.

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1 thought on “Smoked Brownies With Caramel and Bacon Salt”

  1. 5 stars
    These smoked brownies were soooooooooo good!! I did them for our annual summer cookout and they were the most popular dessert, everyone was loving the bacon salt too!!

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