Bakin’ With Bacon and the King

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Let’s get bakin’ with bacon shall we??

I’ve got a goodie for you today – a dessert.    We like dessert around here – how about you?    Of course all of us who attend this cooking class are fans of bacon no matter WHAT it’s in so let’s get bakin’ shall we?

Bacon Turtles

INGREDIENTS

  • cup butter
  • cup light corn syrup
  • cups brown sugar
  • can condensed milk
  • 3/4 pound pecan halves 
  • 1/2 pound bacon (cooked crispy)
  • ounces semisweet chocolate
  • tablespoons butter

INSTRUCTIONS

FOR THE CARAMEL:

  1. Add the butter, corn syrup, brown sugar and condensed milk to a heavy-bottomed saucepan with high sides. Start with the heat on high until it is boiling, and then reduce the heat to medium. Stir constantly for approximately 15 minutes, or until the caramel reaches 235 degrees Fahrenheit. One way to test this is to drop a bit of the caramel into cold water. If it forms a soft ball, then it is ready. This is known as the ‘soft ball stage’. Let the caramel cool for about an hour. It should still be warm but not hot.

ASSEMBLE THE TURTLES:

  1. Arrange pecans to resemble turtles – one for the head and two for the feet – on parchment paper. Roll small balls of the caramel and place in the center of the pecans, squishing gently into place. Cover the caramel with a piece of cooked bacon. Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

FOR THE CHOCOLATE:

  1. Gently melt chocolate and butter over low heat until just melted. Be careful not to burn the chocolate. Hold the turtle by the head and spoon the chocolate over top. Place the turtles back onto the parchment paper and sprinkle lightly with medium course sea salt. Put them back into the fridge to harden the chocolate.

I know…..it’s an exciting recipe……!!!!!!

So give this one a whirl.    My Mom uses parchment paper for cookies and biscotti and all sort of baking things – sure saves on scrubbing down cookie sheets!    It’s a handy thing to have in the kitchen cupboard.

Any questions?    No?    Good!

Get Busy Bakin’ !!

Farewell from the Castle Kitchen for another week!   

King Teddy

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    • Good Morning Miss Pix!!! How’s stuff in Floridaaaaaaaaadeeedooooooooooooo? We were in the 60s yesterday but today back to the 80s…..know what else? Starting to see leaves changing….now that’s scary….for August! You are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE these turtles – Mom and Dad (especially Mom) love them!

      Hugs, Teddy Bean/Bear

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  1. I am definitely going to make these. My hubby loves the candy turtles you can buy at the store and these will be much better because they include bacon 🙂 Thanks for sharing the recipe. XO

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  2. Those sound very tasty, Teddy. I love all those ingredients but would probably leave out the bacon. I don’t want to go tempting fate with those nasty old stones!

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    • When Mom used to have these as a special treat as a little girl they didn’t have bacon and they were FABULOUS – bacon is just an “extra” in these and not at all required – they are just as fabulous without it!!!!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  3. Mom thinks these sound delicious, but she’s never had a lot of success with candy. If she tries this, she’s going to buy those little Kraft caramels and melt them. Thank you for another unique bacon 🥓 recipe, Teddy. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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