Peanut butter caramel rocky road beer nut and bacon brownies… the brownie so unbelievably hip, it’s a hashtag! And a monumental taste treat. Now everybody say it… Peanut butter caramel rocky road beer nut and bacon brownies. Not very catchy. Thus the initials.
Some places are really good at naming their treats. They have such good names right? I always end up with these endless description names. So… this time that would just be too much. Thus we call it #PBCRRBNBB.
The #PBCRRBNBB starts with peanut butter brownies (with beer nuts and vegan marshmallows baked in). We top the brownies with chocolate frosting, followed by more beer nuts and marshmallows, chopped chocolate, vegan bacon and peanut butter caramel!!!!! They are the ultimate rocky road extravaganza; combining sweet, salt and goo!
I have many reasons, that I love this product so much! For starters… they make people so happy. Last weekend we debuted these bad boys at the Vegan Shop Up and people were going crazy for them. And they sold out super fast.
This recipe came to be out of a new subscription plan we are now offering. This plan is tree nut free. As a vegan, I am particularly sensitive to being served a well thought out dish or dessert, minus an offending ingredient. In my world, that just means you’re serving me an incomplete item, that you didn’t bother to re-conceptualize properly for my needs. Can’t have that!!!!!
In March the regular subscribers received the long time Gone Pie favorite rocky road brownies… loaded with nuts. How to re-work these for the tree nut free plan… hmmm…. Since I could use peanuts and coconut, the obvious answer was beer nuts and bacon. And since the bacon is made of coconut, why not work the coconut in more fully. Say with toasted coconut marshmallows?
And why the coconut bacon to begin with? Because it is super deliscious and blends in really well. And because it is made by my friend Kyle and I want to support him. But that isn’t really what you were asking is it?
Why on earth would vegans want to eat something that tasted even a little bit like bacon? The simplest answer I can give you is this. The vegans I know, gave up the foods they eschew for reasons other than enjoyment. There are plenty of cheese obsessed vegans out there. Believe me! Cruelty free versions of standard fair are heartily enjoyed by vegans. Many of us did not stop eating animal products because we didn’t like the way they tasted. We stopped because we didn’t want to take part in animal exploitation.
For many of us, the desire for such foods goes away. For many others, it does not. I’ll probably not eat these brownies now that they are perfected. They don’t really appeal to me. Thankfully I was able to taste them along with people that thought they sounded (and tasted) amazing. And that’s another reason I love these brownies. There are some things that come easier than others. This one is so far outside my comfort zone! And yet, apparently, I nailed it. Yay me!
Bacon brownies anyone?