Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sweet and Salty Chocolate-Bacon Fudge

Recipe Source: Cooking with Paula Deen Magazine, January/February 2011 Page 584

Makes about 64 Pieces

4 (4-ounce) Semi-Sweet Chololate Baking Bars, Chopped
1 (14-ounce) Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/4 Cup Butter, Softened
1/4 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1 Pound Bacon, Cooked Until Crisp
2 Cups Chopped Pecans, Toasted

1. Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil.  Spray with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In a medium saucepan, combine chocolate, condensed milk, butter, and cream.  Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth.  Remove from heat.
3. Crumble bacon, and reserve 1/4 cup.  Stir pecans and remaining bacon into chocolate mixture.  Spoon mixture into prepared pan; smooth top with a spatula.  Sprinkle reserved 1/4 cup crumbled bacon over chocolate mixture, pressing down gently.  Cover and chill 4 hours or until set.  Cut into squares to serve.

I'm not sure why the recipe says to wait 4-hours for the fudge to set... that's just impossible... arm yourself with a pair of stretchy pants and a spoon... you're going to need both!