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Old 02-05-2010, 11:43 AM
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Default Bacon Caramel (Candy Recipes)


Prep Time: 3+ hours | Cook Time: 30 minutes - 1 hour | Serves: 15
Dessert Candy American

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Bacon caramel like a chewy SKOR Bar with bacon. How much more of a comforting flavor combination could there ever be?

To do this, you'll need a couple of things beforehand, namely a pyrex dish or a couple of deep cookie sheets. You'll also need a candy thermometer and a silicone spatula, which is great for keeping the crevices of your saucepan from solidifying.

Start by frying up a good portion of bacon. I used about 300 grams worth, or 3/4 of a package. Cook as much as you can to be nice and crispy, without burning anything, which can be done over medium low heat.



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Once the bacon's finished cooking, blot it well and remove any stubborn fatty bits that refuse to become crispy. Then trim it down into large-ish bacon bits that'd work nicely in a Caesar salad. Reserve in paper towel to promote further fat drainage.

Add to a deep saucepan the following:

1 cup sugar
1 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup ****er
1/2 cup heavy cream
3-4 oz bourbon or maple syrup.
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Over low to medium heat, dissolve everything while stirring constantly. Get your candy thermometer ready and then turn up the heat until reaches 240F. Don't forget to keep stirring!
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At that point, you'll be at the firm-ball stage and things should look a lot like this:

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Step 4:






Remove your pot from heat and then slowly stir in another 1/2 cup of heavy cream.
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