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