MMMmmmm Food!

MMMmmmm Food!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Chocolate Maple Bacon Pecan Fudge

 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.
Chocolate time!  
 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!
C'mon!  This is the perfect recipe to post a picture of Nasty Pig in Chelsea!  haha  :)
 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.