Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Candied Bacon

by Erin

These cookies were the epic conclusion to the feast last Saturday. The day couldn’t end on just any old cookie after that meal. So why not stuff some bacon in there?

But how on earth does candied bacon get into a peanut butter cookie? Easy! As long as you can prevent yourself from eating the cinnamon sugared bacon before it makes its way into the cookie dough (good thing I made extra). Still not convinced? Let me walk you through this. First start with this…

Dunk it into some chocolate, toss it in the cookie dough, and wait impatiently for the cookies to bake. Voila, you end up with these! Better with bacon? I say yes. Go ahead, I dare you to make them ;-).


Makes approximately 12-15 cookies


1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup peanut butter

2/3 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup white sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1-1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

6 slices cinnamon-sugared candied bacon

1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Dip candied bacon slices in melted chocolate and let come to room temperature while preparing the dough. If needed, stick them in the fridge for a few minutes.
  2. Cream butter, peanut butter and sugars together in the bowl of an electric mixer until fluffy – about 3-4 minutes. Add egg and vanilla, mixing until combined. Add flour, baking soda and salt, mixing until just combined and dough forms. Crumble bacon and fold it into dough. Drop tablespoon-sized dough balls on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.

Source: Adapted slightly from How Sweet It Is

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Michelle September 10, 2014 - 9:30 pm

I can’t even. I love you.

spiffycookie September 11, 2014 - 9:30 am

Haha you’re welcome ;-)

San @ Obviously Cheddar September 12, 2011 - 7:23 pm

This simply sounds like heaven in a cookie. Genius.

Barbara @ Barbara Bakes September 12, 2011 - 2:48 pm

Fun idea. The sugared bacon looks so good I’m not sure any would make it in to your cookies.

Tracey September 12, 2011 - 2:44 pm

My husband would do a happy dance if I made these for him :) Candied bacon is ridiculously good!

Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking September 11, 2011 - 1:53 am

Still have to try some of that candied bacon and don’t know if it’d even make it into the cookie dough.

spiffycookie September 11, 2011 - 11:13 am

I had to make extra in advance because I knew I was going to eat some.

Kita September 9, 2011 - 4:24 pm

Isnt candied bacon heaven on earth?

spiffycookie September 9, 2011 - 8:53 pm


Jessica @ How Sweet September 9, 2011 - 3:22 pm

so glad you made these and liked them love!

Cassie @ Bake Your Day September 9, 2011 - 3:11 pm

Your little plates are the cutest! I don’t love bacon but this sounds like such a fun combination…and I love PB cookies! Sounds pretty tasty!

spiffycookie September 9, 2011 - 3:43 pm

Thanks the plates are from Target!

Rachel @ The Avid Appetite September 9, 2011 - 3:11 pm

Everything is better with bacon! I’ve never tried it candied, but how could it be bad?

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts September 9, 2011 - 1:38 pm

Candied Bacon. I have never tried that before. Sounds like it would be great in peanut Butter cookies!

natalie (the sweets life) September 9, 2011 - 12:07 pm

I made pb cookies with normal (not candied) bacon and was surprised by how much i liked it! :)


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