Happy Saturday Fellow Baconians!
‘Tis I, your King, baking for my kingdom today!
Welcome to the castle – I am going to prepare a little ADULT TREAT today – one that your parents may enjoy during the upcoming holiday season with their friends. This is not a pet friendly dessert though – not is it a KID-friendly dessert. It contains ALCOHOL and a WHOLE lot of bacon. Ask your Mom to let you have some of the bacon before it gets mixed into the recipe because it tastes yummy all on its’ own!
BACON WALNUT RUM BALLS (remember this is NOT for us kids – it’s for our Moms and Dads!!)
5 oz can evaporated milk
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup spiced rum
1 package vanilla wafers, crushed very fine
2 cups finely chopped walnuts
1 cup confectioners’ sugar for rolling
1 lb hickory bacon, cooked, chopped
Line a baking pan with foil and lay your bacon strips on it. Place it in the oven then turn the oven to 400. Cook for 17-20 minutes. Drain grease from bacon, chop, and set aside. Of course if you want to you can just FRY the bacon in a pan but this is a LOT of bacon so it’s just easier to do it in the oven!
In a food processor, chop up the vanilla wafers until they are in tiny pieces.
Melt chocolate chips and evaporated milk in a bowl over a boiling pit of water, stirring frequently until smooth. Remove from heat.
Stir in the crushed vanilla wafers, bacon, and rum until well blended.
Roll the dough into small balls and roll the balls in chopped walnuts, then repeat in confectioners’ sugar.
Store covered in the refrigerator. Eat responsibly!
This probably sounds like a SUPER DUPER EASY PEASY recipe and it is but just remember to be super careful when melting the chips over boiling water – FRANKLY, I think you can easily melt the chips in the microwave which I do for other recipes then add the evaporated milk.
My Mom said she bets this would still be good without the rum but not nearly as fun (speaking as an adult of course).
SO that’s my recipe of the day from the kitchen of the Castle Baconia. My Mom says these are delicious and I guess I’ll take her word for it. I will make them for her but SHE and DAD will eat them – not this King!!
We are also celebrating the BLOG BLAST FOR PEACE today………………..we in the Castle Baconia are all for PEACE. It seems a rather elusive thing outside the walls of our happy Kingdom but we would hope and pray that everyone in the world would realize that to HAVE PEACE, we must BE PEACE. It’s up to US to achieve it, and I know my Mom says almost every day that if she had JUST ONE WISH, it would be that this world we live in would be one of PEACE and HARMONY. That we could accept one another, care for one another and be KIND to one another. Won’t you join in the effort to spread this wish above all other wishes? Make your own peace globe and show the world that you are praying and hoping for PEACE…………just like we are. If you click on my globe, it will take you to the site.
Love and Hope, Teddy and Mom