Bacon Caramels…

8 08 2010

Oh yes I did !

I gave them away at our favours table at the wedding… people loved them. I should go into business !
The favours table had homemade Niagara cherry jam, bacon and non bacon caramels (homemade), fresh roasted coffee from Green Merchants of Coffee (near our house), cigars with K & K bands (thanks James and Amy), vintage handkerchiefs, and vintage comic books.. and there was also a kid’s section.

Bacon Caramels

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup butter
1 cup heavy cream, divided
1/4 cup maple syrup

Bacon fried to a crisp. The amount is up to you. I used the entire pack, cooked it really well, and then crumbled.

Reserve 1/2 cup of the heavy cream. Combine all the other ingredients in a medium sauce pan. Stir to combine. Set on medium high heat. Stir occasionally and cook until 240*. The candy is now at firm-ball stage. Remove from the stove and carefully stir in the remaining 1/2 cup cream. Place back on the heat and continue to cook to 245*. Immediately remove from heat and stir in a portion of the crispy bacon. Pour the caramel into a buttered dish. Scatter the remaining bacon on top. Let set for at least 3 hours before cutting.




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