Bacon Caramel Crunchies


Looking for a nutty, chewy, bacony sweet dessert? Look no further! This fun recipe is easy to prepare with the kids this summer. Or take some on a camping trip or on the hiking trail. These nutty bars are a high-protein dessert snack that taste much better than traditional energy bars.


2 cups marshmallows
2 cups caramels
2 Tbsp. water
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. butter
3 cups rice crispy cereal
1 cup peanuts
¾ cup pecan pieces
1 Tbsp. bacon grease
½ cup cooked bacon bits
melted chocolate (optional)


Melt marshmallows, caramels, butter, water and vanilla over low heat. Add peanuts, bacon bits, pecan pieces, and rice crispies. Pour into a 9 x 9 greased pan and press firmly into pan. Chill until set, cut into pieces and serve. If you want, you can add melted chocolate over the top before cutting.

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Cinnamon Sugared Bacon

VIA: Cinnamon Sugared Bacon 8 slices applewood smoked bacon 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lay a wire rack on top of a baking sheet. On a large plate, mix sugar and cinnamon. Dredge bacon slices through the mix, lightly patting the sugar on top. Lay strips on [...]

Better with Bacon – Maple Bacon S’mores…

That’s right, I said MAPLE…..BACON…..S’MORES!

Homemade maple bacon marshmallows!!  People, what more needs to be said?!?  I think I found my next “Test Kitchen” recipe!

Maple Bacon S’mores

Ingredients: 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, divided (1/8 for bacon, 1/8 for marshmallows) 6 slices hickory smoked bacon Unflavored cooking spray 4 1/2 teaspoons unflavored powdered gelatin 1/2 cup cold water 2/3 cup white sugar 1/2 cup maple syrup (use the high quality stuff here) 1/4 cup light corn syrup 1/4 cup water (filtered or bottled preferably) 1/3 teaspoon fine grain sea salt 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar 1/3 cup corn starch Graham crackers, for serving Bittersweet chocolate, for serving


Head over to Kitchen Konfidence (a new blog find, but one I’ll be bookmarking) to find out how to make these are see more great photos.

Originally posted 2012-02-23 20:17:22.

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Summer Scape Salsa

Summer_Scape_Salsa_8Things we love about summer: Sun, Patio Drinking, Drive-Ins, Patio Drinking and Garlic Scapes. Garlic, in general, is a fave, but scapes are a magical summer treat. They come from the green tops of garlic (think scallions to an onion) and have a great mild garlic flavor that goes delish in almost any dish.

Summer_Scape_Salsa_2This salsa gets a garlickly-tastic kick and a nice crunch along with the other fresh veggies for an even better texture. It’s almost like having roasted garlic without having to turn the stove on…which is a blessing in the summer heat!
Summer_Scape_Salsa_1Summer_Scape_Salsa_4 Summer_Scape_Salsa_5 Summer_Scape_Salsa_6If you’re looking for a fresh and unique dish for your outdoor summer soire’s this is the one. Hit up your local farmer’s market for this not-so-secret ingredient and be glad you did!

[Editor's note: We realize if you're pretty hip to the CSA scene, you already know about the wonders that spiral from scapes. However, hipsters, yes we're talking to you, be kind. Scapes are cool - so don't knock our post because we're over 30, drunk, and still in love with scapes.]
Summer Scape Salsaby Whiskey Beard

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4

Ingredients:1 pt cherry tomatoes4 scapes3 scallions1 onion1/4 bunch cilantro2 limes, juiced2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil1/2 tbsp saltsalt and pepper to taste Instructions:
Chop scapes into small enough pieces to fit in your food processor. Add scapes, lime juice, 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil and 1/2 tbsp salt to processor and puree. Set to the side. Quarter cherry tomatoes, chop scallion and onion and add to a large bowl and mix well. Add the scape mixture, chop cilantro and add to bowl. Mix well. Add remaining EVOO, stir and taste. If salt and pepper are needed, add. Set in fridge for at least 15 minutes to marry flavors.



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The Ultimate Guide to Wrapping Things in Bacon: Top 25

While the world may continually throw us curveballs, and not everything goes our way. But if there’s something that will always be there for us to cheer us up, it’s bacon. It’s long been an established fact that bacon makes everything better. With this in mind, it’s only fitting that we provide you with the [...]