Beer-Candied Bacon Fudge

BaconBadge14-v2To wrap up Bacon Week 2014, we took that good batch of beer-glazed bacon and made bacon fudge! I got this idea on Pinterest as well, but I didn’t like the approach outlined by the site I saw, so I flew by the seat of my pants on this one, too.

We started with the Eagle Brand Foolproof Chocolate Fudge as a base. Making this is so dead simple that making the candied bacon was more of an ordeal than making the fudge with it.

We used the microwave method, because I was in the midst of making on of our meat-and-three meals, and all four burners on the stove were being utilized, not to mention our pots and pans, haha.

Beer-glazed bacon chocolate fudge ingredients

The ingredients.

First, we put a bag and a half of semi-sweet chocolate chips and a can of sweetened condensed milk in a ceramic bowl in the microwave on medium for about 9 minutes (in two different sessions, checking how it’s going in the middle).

Sweetened condensed milk and semi-sweet chips

Sweetened condensed milk and semi-sweet chips getting stirred together.

Then we stirred in some crushed walnuts we’d been hanging on to for a long time and the 7 or so pieces of chopped up candied bacon.

Beer-candied bacon pieces

Once thoroughly (and quickly) stirred, we poured it into our foil-lined pyrex and popped it into the fridge to set.

Beer-candied bacon fudge in the fridge

Chillin’ in the fridge.

Lining that foil pan was a great move, because it allowed me to pull the whole thing right out and place it on a flat table, which made for easy cutting with a large knife.

After that, it was all about eating the fudge, yum! It’s salty-sweet and a little nutty; you can definitely taste the candied bacon, that sunk down to the bottom and gave the fudge a nice variety of texture from top to bottom. This isn’t a recipe I can see myself making often; for one it’s not paleo/primal and too indulgent for everyday eating, and making the candied bacon is a bit of a picky process, but this is still a recipe I would recommend to anyone interested in trying it. The chocolate flavor dominates at first, but then the the meaty-sweet, salty, and nutty flavors come in. Very yummy!

Pieces of candied bacon fudge

Final product!

Happy Bacon Week 2014, y’all. Be sure to check in on n00bcakes see what Mary’s been up to for Bacon Week. She has some maple bacon honeycomb candy you might want to take a peek at!

emily

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2 thoughts on “Beer-Candied Bacon Fudge

  1. Mmmmm, solidified fatty bacon chunks floating in a dark sea of other fats. Mmmmmm.

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