TAZ LOVES BACON!!!
Taz has a favorite activity the usually occurs in the evening - laying on the couch, between Daddy's legs with his bacon chew bone - going to town on it. He really wanted to help in the kitchen today... And who knew that fudge was so easy to make!
You will need:
1 & 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup dark chocolate chips
4 tbsp unsalted butter
12 strips of maple bacon
1 tbsp maple syrup
14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
Handful of chopped pecans (maybe 1/2 cup)
Cook up the bacon either on a skillet on the stove or bake it - low and slow so it gets crisp.
Yummy - almost done.
Dry off any grease from the bacon and drain on paper towels.
Once it is cooled, chop all but two slices - those we will use at the end.
In a medium size saucepan, mix together both chocolates, butter, maple syrup and milk - over a low flame. You want this to melt very slowly and keep it moving with a spoon.
Once everything is melted and mixed together, add the chopped bacon and pecans.
Lightly grease an 8 x 8 baking dish with a tiny amount of butter. The best ones for this are those silicon baking dishes - you'll see at the end, the square is very easy to pop out. Pour the mix into the square pan and use a spatula to press it down into place - it will seem pretty thick. Sprinkle the reserved copped two bacon slices on top - press them down into the fudge a little bit.
Cover with foil and refrigerate for at least four hours - overnight is best and you can serve it the next day
Nice and chilled! Here's where the silicon/rubbery material is best - you can work the edges free and then it pretty much just pops out...
These little guys are pretty sweet and rich - you could probably cut them 7 by 7 or 8 by 8. Hmmm... math skills... so you'll get between 49-64!
Ok guys... ready to go to the office tomorrow! Hopefully people will enjoy these salty/sweet unique treats... who knew bacon and chocolate is so good together.