Did you read that title and think, "Whaaaaaaaaaaat?" with one eyebrow raised ever so quizzically?
I know the feeling.
While I was surfing the web one day I came across this intriguing recipe over at Tasty Kitchen's blog.
There was no chance I wasn't going to be making this. Especially when Sue was hinting a lot about wanting to try it. She doesn't ever want to try sweet stuff. She's crazy that way. BUT...she actually wanted to try this.
I think it was the bacon that convinced her.
Sue's motto? "Bacon makes everything better." True story. She has it on a T-shirt.
What can't bacon do?
6 slices bacon, cooked and finely diced
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
3 Tbsp light corn syrup
1/4 tsp baking soda
coarse sea salt (for sprinkling)
Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray VERY WELL (or you can use butter). Set aside.
In a medium, heavy bottomed saucepan, combine sugar, water, butter, and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over moderate heat. Stir occasionally until the mixture reaches 300 on a candy thermometer (about 10 to 15 minutes).
Remove pan from heat and stir in the baking soda. Then mix in the bacon bits.
Immediately pour onto prepared cookie sheet and quickly spread out into a thin, even layer. Sprinkle with the coarse sea salt.
Ooooooooh so pretty!
Allow to cool completely then break into pieces.
Pure salty, sweet, crunchy, delicious, bacony, caramel goodness.
Sue loved it. Kenzie loved it. Mom and dad loved it. I loved it.
No one else was able to try it as we ate all the samples. Bwah-ha-ha!
I made enough for our mother to sell at her church bazaar this upcoming weekend. I'm hoping I hid the bags will enough that no one finds them and eats them.
They're crafty little devils, my family....especially when delicious treats are involved.