Candied Bacon Fudge
Live on the edge! This adventurous recipe adds the craveable flavor of sticky sweet candied bacon to rich chocolate marshmallow fudge.
Recipe from The Food Channel
10 strips raw bacon
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 cups white sugar
3/4 cup butter
2/3 cup evaporated milk
12 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped
1 7 ounce jar marshmallow creme
1 tablespoon vanilla
To prepare candied bacon: coat bacon strips generously on both sides with brown sugar. Carefully arrange on sheet pan lined with aluminum foil or baking paper.
Place in a cold oven, turn heat on to 350 degrees F and bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until crisp, taking care not to burn during last 10 minutes of cooking. Drain thoroughly. Cool candied bacon strips.
Line a 4 1/2-inch x 9-inch loaf pan with foil or baking paper, extending foil over edges of pan.
To prepare fudge: Combine sugar, butter and evaporated milk in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 4 minutes or until a candy thermometer reads 234 degrees F, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
Add chocolate, marshmallow creme and vanilla; stir until completely blended and chocolate is melted.
Arrange 2 strips candied bacon in bottom of lined baking pan; top with of the fudge. Repeat with 3 more layers of bacon and fudge. Top fudge with 2 remaining strips of candied bacon. Cover and refrigerate for until firm.
To serve: carefully lift fudge out of baking pan; slice into 1/2 -inch slabs.
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