#BaconMonth Peanutbutter Bacon Balls

Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored event. I received complimentary products from Torani and Lodge, who have also provided giveaway gifts to our readers.

After a slight delay due to my own scatterbrained-ness, here's my first contribution to #BaconWeek, run by the lovely Julie of Bread Booze Bacon!

Check out my intro post for a full list of bloggers participating, as well as to enter the drawing for a whole mess of awesome prizes from our sponsors: Torani and Lodge! I've loved Lodge for a long time, so I was thrilled to get this frying pan from them! Not only is it great for cooking bacon, but it's my favorite thing to take camping as well.

Strangely enough, I really enjoy putting bacon into desserts. It's an unexpected savory flavor that really cuts up the richness of something like truffles. And peanutbutter is always the perfect companion to chocolate... add in some bourbon... and you have a total winner here.

Before we get to my recipe, check out the other awesome recipes from #BaconMonth!

Bourbon Caramel Bacon Jam from Bread Booze Bacon
Jalapeno Bacon Fritters from Around My Family Table
Loaded Tater Tot Casserole from Kleinworth & Co.
Peanut Butter Bacon Balls from Forking Up
BLT Frittata from Cooking in Stilettos

Peanutbutter Bourbon Bacon Balls
  • 1 cup peanutbutter
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1.5-2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tbsp Torani Bourbon Caramel Syrup
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked to crispy and crumbled
  • 2 cups dark chocolate

-Mix together the peanutbutter, butter, syrup, and half of the bacon. Slowly add the confectioner's sugar until a soft dough forms. It should be just barely sticky.

-Form into balls and put in freezer while you melt the chocolate.

-Melt chocolate over a double boiler, or according to package instructions in the microwave.

-Dip the cold balls into the chocolate and put on wax paper to set. While still wet, sprinkle the remaining bacon bits over the truffles.


  1. Interesting recipe using bacon in chocolate dessert

  2. Ex-squeeze me? You had me at bacon! I am LOVING the combos here! And I'm certain others in my house would devour them as well. Wow.

  3. oh my GOD. Seriously-sinful. Love 'em. NEED em!

  4. Bacon in desserts is undoubtedly a culinary innovation. You are a stunningly creative chef! In every your post I find something new for myself. Before I did not like cooking, but now I'm just delighted with this business.


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