Flourless Dark Chocolate Paleo Bacon Brownies

These paleo bacon brownies are flourless and they're made with almond butter, cocoa powder, and dark chocolate! They're refined sugar free and combine the best of both worlds into one treat- sweet and salty!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 9 brownies
Calories 384 kcal
Author Molly | Spices in My DNA


  • 2 slices bacon (I use a paleo variety with no added sugar, Pederson's brand)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup almond butter (the natural, drippy kind)
  • 2 teaspoons bacon fat (from cooking the bacon)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips (dairy free to keep paleo..I use Enjoy Life brand)
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate, chopped, for melting (dairy free to keep paleo)


  1. Preheat oven to 350℉. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment and spray with cooking spray.

  2. Heat a nonstick skillet to medium high heat. Cook the bacon until crispy. Reserve two teaspoons of the bacon fat for the brownies. Set aside. Set the bacon on paper towels to drain.

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until combined. Set aside.

  4. In another medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and coconut sugar until combined. Add the almond butter, bacon fat, coconut oil, and vanilla and whisk until combined.

  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.

  6. Add batter to pan and smooth out with a rubber spatula. Chop bacon into small pieces, sprinkle on top, and bake for 18-20 minutes or until center is set and edges are golden.

  7. Melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments until melted. Mine took about 1 minute. Drizzle on brownies and set aside until completely cooled. These brownies are delicate when warm. Once cooled, slice and devour!

Nutrition Facts
Flourless Dark Chocolate Paleo Bacon Brownies
Amount Per Serving (1 brownie of 9)
Calories 384 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Sodium 109mg5%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 8g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.