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10.27.2014

10/10 challenge...#5


 
Ten recipes in ten days...Whiskey-mallow, caramel, and spiced bacon bark! If you have a sweet tooth this is for you. First the layer of chocolate is pretty basic, no frills here. The marshmallow/whiskey combo is something else though. I messed this layer up by letting the marshmallows melt too much. The directions say to take them off the heat when they first start to melt, I let them go way too far. It tasted fine, but it didn't keep the thickness the way the original recipe looks. Once that layer set it was on to the caramel portion, my favorite. I didn't believe a little sugar water would turn into caramel. It did. Then once the butter and heavy cream hit the smell was awesome! I even let the little ones take a taste once it had cooled off. Another layer of chocolate and then on to the bacon. I needed to cook the bacon a little longer to get it crispier. Mix the bacon with some spices (I could have used a heavier hand in the spice department), break it up, and press it into the top chocolate layer. Let the bark set for a while in the fridge, take it out and let it warm for 20 minutes before breaking, and dig in. Not too much though, it is pretty rich. One of our better desserts. The kids enjoyed it after taking the bacon off. To those of you who do not believe bacon goes well with chocolate or sweets in general, don't knock it till you try it. Besides, salty and sweet go together very well, Snickers, Pay Day, bacon maple bars, peanut butter cups, you get the picture. Kid grade="C" with the bacon, solid "B+" without the bacon.  Find the original recipe here!
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