February 8, 2012

Bacon Bark

First of all - my apologies for posting two sweets in a row - I do try to have a balance. But, this week that just didn't work out.

I saw this idea on Pinterest - are you getting sick of me saying that yet? Well, I had to make my own version. This is one of those recipes that is just awesome from an ingredient standpoint, but from a practicality standpoint it's not that great. The chocolate kind of crumbles when you cut it so plan on eating this with a fork! I was hoping I would be able to pick it up and eat it - that didn't quite happen! Maybe it's supposed to be more of a novelty item?

Anyway, it is very tasty and actually really easy! Give it a try!

Ingredients:
2 cups of chocolate chips
4 cups of marshmallows
1/4 cup of whiskey
Caramel sauce - just use whatever you have, no need to make your own
8 ounces of bacon
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Line a 9x9 inch pan with parchment paper. Melt one cup of chocolate chips, and spread them into the bottom of the pan. In a saucepan, start melting the marshmallows - stop when they are JUST melted. Pull them off the heat, add the whiskey and stir well. Pour the marshmallows on top of the chocolate. Squeeze the caramel sauce over the top of the marshmallows until they are good and covered. Place the pan in the freezer at this point.

Cook the bacon until it's good and brown, then remove it from the heat. In a small mixing bowl add the brown sugar (I used dark brown sugar, you can use whatever you have) and the cayenne pepper. When the bacon has cooled, crumble it with your hands and drop into the bowl. Mix well until the bacon is covered with the sugar and cayenne pepper mixture.

Melt the second cup of chocolate chips, and pour them over the frozen pan with marshmallow and caramel in it. Spread it around to fully cover the top, add the crumbled bacon and brown sugar on top of the chocolate. I lightly pushed the bacon into the chocolate so that it would stick. Place in the fridge for about an hour.

Cut and serve.


Enjoy!

2 comments:

Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray said... [Reply to comment]

Whiskey? Bacon? Chocolate? Count me in!

Christina Main said... [Reply to comment]

HOLY COW that looks delicious!

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