2928. BACON BUTTERFINGER CANDIES

2-11 oz. bags of candy corn
1 1/4 cup peanut butter
1 package crispy cooked bacon
milk chocolate or candy coating

Butter two 8×8 disposable pans. Set aside.

Slowly melt the candy corns in a large microwave safe bowl until smooth and completely melted. I microwaved mine for 1.5 minutes then stirred, then put it back in for 30 seconds, stirred and continued the process until it was smooth and easy to stir.

Stir in the peanut butter until completely incorporated.

Evenly distribute the mixture into the two pans.Set in a cool place to firm up (about an hour or two)

Cut into what ever shape you want and dip into melted chocolate. Tap off the excess chocolate and carefully place onto wax paper or parchment paper.

Dip bacon pieces that will fit the candy pieces into the chocolate, shake off some of the excess then place on top of the chocolate covered candies.

Allow to set in a cool place, or refrigerator until chocolate is set.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Carrie, Fields of Cake and Other Good Stuff, November 21, 2011

Originally posted 2013-05-15 01:20:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Halloween Holiday Planning: Bacon Candy!

That nip is in the air these days, especially in the evenings, the leaves and changing colours and falling to the grounds, and kids are settling into their classes as the initial excitement of back to school season settles into a comfortably routine. Fall is here to stay, that is for sure. As the nights […]

Originally posted 2012-10-17 17:53:13. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

A sad day for bacon candy…

OK so… we have been suuuuuper lazy at posting, and it sucks that it takes a bit of bad news to awaken us from our bacon induced coma. But it is what it is.

I got a marketing email from Jason over at Lolyphile! and in his words it may be the worst marketing email ever written in the history of the internet. (Jason, while it is sad news and may be counter intuitive to business, it at least reads coherently and is not telling me how my manhood could be HUGE in some form of broken English.) For those of you that may not know, Lolyphile! was the first and I think one of the best bacon lollipops you could order online. The sad news, they are discontinuing their bacon products. 🙁

Rather than paraphrase, here is the email:

Dear All: We are discontinuing all of our bacon products as of the moment we run out of stock in same. Please bear with. Everything will be fine. It’s not about health, no pork recall, no salmonella, nothing like that. It’s just that in the wake of the whole horrible BP thing we’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the value of making money vs. the value of avoiding creating more damage in the world, and even in the face of our only using organic & sustainably-farmed bacon, and we’ve decided that we’re not really comfortable with the latter. Please keep in mind that we very much don’t want to come across as being judge-y or preachy. This isn’t about you, your appetites, or your choices. It’s about ours. If you’re interested in more details about this decision, please see the postscript, in which Yours Truly will drop from second person to first and get very personal and maybe a little bit insecure. We will be selling all of them off in four packs so that we can track stock levels and not oversell our inventory, and so everyone who wants a last crack at them can get it. Here are the bacon flavors we have and the number of available four packs of each as of this writing:
Maple Bacon: 133 Caffeinated Maple Bacon: 117 Chocolate Bacon: 140 We’ll keep selling & making new flavors, we may even make a limited edition fake-bacon version of the above if there’s any expressed interest, but once these guys are gone, they’re all the way gone. Forever. Feel free to use discount code somepig for 15% off your order. Much love & xo. //jason www.lollyphile.com Long-winded First-person Postscript: Seriously, I’m not being preachy. I grew up on a ranch in Texas. I know from eating meat. I’ve eaten lots and lots and lots of it. It tastes really, really good. But here’s the thing- in January I went vegan for a month, mainly for vanity reasons, but at the beginning of February I kept with it, because it felt really nice in ways I hadn’t expected: I had more energy, I looked healthier, I spent more time cooking and learning new ways of cooking… and as I was rereading my favorite book of essays, Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace, I decided to follow up on a book he’d referenced in the title essay- Animal Liberation by Peter Singer. It’s a really amazing book. And it made me start taking veganism seriously as opposed to being a smart-ass about it when asked.
(I have no idea how interesting this is, by the way. I’m just aware that a) people tend to take decisions like this personally, b) that our bacon lollies are our best sellers, our most publicity-generating, and c) that if you remove the personal and ethical ramifications of this decision then the combination of a & b make me sound crazy. I’m not [I don’t think]. I’ve talked this through with a lot of people and thought about it a lot before following through. And I’m concerned that those of you who are actually reading this footnote are either annoyed that I’m removing a product that many of you love or you’re worried about my mental health. So I feel like I owe you an explanation.)
Anyhow, reading A.L. was, for me, kind of an important thing. And then this hideous BP thing happened and I realized that one thing that really bugged me about it was that while I was able to talk about the facts and work myself up into a self-righteous rage, I couldn’t internalize it- it was too far away, too abstract, huge but not affecting me in any obvious direct way that made my day-to-day life any different. Like, the Gulf of Mexico is dying and I’m throwing frisbee for my dog. It seems so crazy.
So I started thinking about the things that I do that help the systems that make these kinds of things happen. And I’m working on changing a bunch of them- it’s the least I can do, right? And I realized that one of the things I can do is stop supporting industrial farming. So this is it. I’m never going to write another check to a meat company. Or at least I’ll be trying not to.

(I am also aware that this is literally the worst marketing email ever written in the history of the internet.)
Anyhow, that’s more or less my reasoning. The other point I really want to make is that this isn’t about you. I don’t think it’s wrong or bad to eat meat in general. I just feel like it’s wrong for me to do so, and even worse for me not not eat it for philosophical reasons and then to make money off of it.
That’s all. Thanks for reading.

xo//j
I have a ton of respect for them, some people would take the money and separate their personal beliefs from the business. Hats off to you sir.

Originally posted 2010-06-19 12:10:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Suck On These…

Bacon candies!

What did you think I meant?  REALLY?!? That’s what you thought? Get your mind out of the gutter.

Anywho, the fine folks at Archie McPhee have done it again.  There is nothing they won’t make taste like bacon!

From their site:

These red and white striped hard candies look just like the ones that grandma used to put in her fancy candy dish for the holidays. But, my oh my, would grandma be in for a surprise if she popped one in her mouth!

Oh my indeed.

$5.95 for a tin with about 12 pieces of candy.

via Archie McPhee

Originally posted 2011-09-12 19:46:50.

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Better with Bacon – Chocolate Bacon Peanut Bark…

I’ve had a massive sweet tooth during the holidays so I thought that we could start out the “Better with Bacon” segment for the new year with something that makes my teeth hurt a little just looking at the picture…

baconbark

Oh, and it’s REAL simple!!

Hit the jump to see this recipe…

Chocolate Bacon Peanut Bark

Ingredients:

8 strips bacon
16 ounces chocolate 60%-75% cacao (chunks or chips are fine)
1 cup unsalted peanuts

Directions:

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon, turning several times, until browned and done, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Chop finely.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add chocolate to a double boiler (or a saucepan on top of another saucepan). Once the water begins to boil, add the chocolate. Using a spatula, stir continuously, until smooth and creamy.
Stir in the bacon and peanuts. Pour onto the prepared baking sheet and spread to 3/8-inch thickness. Refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour. The bark should be hard and chilled.
Place bark on a cutting board and cut into pieces — any size or shape you’d like. Serve at about room temperature.

Yummy!

photo and recipe via Dying for Chocolate

Originally posted 2010-01-04 12:40:41.

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What’s the BEST Candy Ever???

It’s Ham Solo in CandyBaronite!

It’s a chocolate Han Solo with peanut butter and BACON in the center! This is Awesome wrapped in Awesomemer with Awesomeness!!

Don’t believe me? Look at this…and try not to blow your mind…

What kind of woman 1) makes a mold of Han Solo in Carbonite, 2) makes chocolate bars in said mold and 3) puts bacon in her chocolate bar in said mold of Han Solo and 4) comes up with the name Ham Solo??? 

The bestest kind!

See more over at booturtle.

I’m late in the game featuring this so if you’ve already seen it on the interwebs, sorry for my delay.  Blame it on SNOWGASM (c).

Originally posted 2011-02-03 22:32:37.

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From the Second Biggest Retail Holiday to the First…

Tonight, after an evening appointment, I decided to pop into a few big-box stores near my house.  I was on a search for Halloween deals and was not prepared for what I saw…in EVERY store…

CHRISTMAS!

They couldn’t wait a single moment.  Trees, ornaments, wreaths…even some of the toy displays were already starting to overflow.

So in that “holiday spirit”…

Get ready for the x-mas with a box of bacon candy canes.  They look like your regular peppermint curled sticks but take a lick and you’ll get a mouthful of pork.

Interested?  They are available now from the Neatoshop for $4.45 per box.

Happy Holidays!

Originally posted 2011-11-01 20:52:56.

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