A pound of chocolate and a pound of bacon? Add a half pound of nuts? Sounds good. So, with shopping list in hand, this little piggy went to the market.
Sweet And Salty Chocolate Bacon Fudge
4 (4 ounce) semisweet baking bars, chopped
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 pound bacon, cooked until crisp
2 cups chopped toasted pecans
1. Line an 8 x 8 inch baking pan with foil. Grease the foil with cooking spray.
3. Crumble bacon (see below for a nifty method to cook bacon in the oven) and reserve 1/4 cup. Stir pecans and remaining bacon into chocolate mixture. Spoon mixture into prepared pan. Smooth top with spatula.
4. Sprinkle reserved 1/4 cup bacon over chocolate mixture, pressing down gently. Cover and chill for 4 hours or until set.
5. Cut into squares to serve.
Makes about 64 pieces
Oven Cooked Bacon
1. Line a baking sheet with foil.
3. Cook for about 20 minutes. As soon as the bacon is golden brown, but not excessively crisp, it’s done. The exact time will depend on the thickness of the bacon slices, and also on how quickly your oven reaches the target temperature.
1. Don’t pre-heat the oven. Make sure the oven is cold when you put the bacon in.
2. Keep your eye on the bacon during the final few minutes of cooking to make sure that it doesn’t burn. Also, remove the cooked bacon from the hot pan right away. The heat from the pan and the hot bacon fat will continue cooking the bacon.
Bacon cooking method from Danilo Alfaro on About.com
Did you know:
A pig is any of the animals in the genus Sus, within the Suidae family of even- toed ungulates.
Ungulates. Yes, ma’am.
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Note: Post edited on 12/12/12 to include an omission in the original directions.