Bakin’ with Bacon in the Castle

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Greetings and Salutations from the Castle !  

Ready for a recipe that you will think is TOO complicated to try but the more you read the ingredients you MUST try???     Well, this has every sinful snack in the universe in it and SO WHAT – once in a while we need to go crazy and just eat something incredible right?    Right.   I’m sure that’s why these are called:

MAGIC BARS !

Ingredients

  • 12 strips bacon
  • 5 ounces pretzels about 4 cups
  • 4 ounces butter melted
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate chips 1 cup
  • 5.5 ounces peanut butter chips 1 cup
  • 3.75 ounces crushed ruffled potato chips 1 cup (rom about 2 cups uncrushed)
  • 14 ounces salted caramel sauce (store-bought or homemade) about 1 1/4 cup

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350* F. Line a 9×9-inch pan with foil and spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Fry the bacon until it is crisp, turning often so it cooks evenly. Once crispy, remove the bacon from the pan and place it on a paper towel-lined plate to cool. Once cool, chop into small pieces.
  • Put the pretzels in a food processor and process them until they are fine crumbs. Combine the pretzel crumbs, melted butter, and sugar in a bowl and toss until the pretzels are moistening and the mixture has the texture of wet sand. Press it onto the bottom of the foil-lined pan in an even layer.
  • Sprinkle the chopped bacon on top of the pretzels in an even layer, then add the chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and crushed potato chips. Pour the salted caramel sauce evenly over the entire pan.
  • Bake the bars at 350 for 20 minutes, until golden brown and bubbling on the sides. Let them cool on a wire rack until they’re room temperature. To serve, lift the bars from the pan using the foil as handles, and cut into small squares. (They are easiest to cut when they are cold, but they taste best at room temperature.) If desired, sprinkle with a pinch of crushed potato chips just before serving.

I know…………….I can hear you moaning and groaning already – there are probably a bazillion calories in every bite of these.   But here’s my thinking:    Don’t we DESERVE to have something sinful once in a while?   I think the answer is a resounding:

YESIRRREEEEEE!!!

Even if you think this is something you will need to work yourself up to trying, save the recipe.   Trust me.  One of these days you’ll think “I need something incredibly sinful to eat” – you can make a batch of MAGIC!

YES!

See you in the kitchen again next week when I will try to lead you astray again with something baconized!!

 

 

34 responses »

  1. Hmmmm…. I have everything except peanut butter chips and regular chocolate chips…. I do have chocolate/raspberry chips and lemon/vanilla chips …. I’m thinking those would taste just fine in this recipe…. I intend to confirm this suspicion.

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  2. Wow, Teddy, these do have just about everything you can imagine in them. Mom says that they would not be her cup of a tea, but she knows our dad would LOVE them. She may try to make them when he needs a little spoiling. Hope you get lots of outside time today. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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    • It was raining this morning BUT now that’s all cleared away and there’s not a cloud in the sky – it’s sunny and beautiful and I did get to go outside and get muddy toesies and chase a chipmunk and eat some wet grass! Life is good! The snackable we have for Bacon Saturday is full of everything in the world but that’s handy because instead of eating a bag of potato chips, then attacking a candy bar or two, then a handful of nuts, etc. you just stuff your face with one of these and you’re DONE! HAHAHAHA

      Hugs, teddy

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  3. Those do sound very tasty, but as I don’t like peanut butter I would probably replace that with finely chopped almonds or maybe milk chocolate chips.
    I am just having a break from my packing. Why does it take so long even though I have a list of what I am taking!

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  4. This sounds like just the thing – pretzels, bacon, chips, and salted caramel. Salt, salt, salt, and salt. Mom’s blood pressure went off the charts just reading this. Plus there’s the drooling – from BOTH OF US.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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