Bakin’ with Bacon And The King

Greetings Bacon Lovers!   Hope you aren’t so stuffed with stuffing and turkey and other STUFF (!) that you can’t imagine making a delicious bacon dessert!

Oh – and before we go any further – I have a WARNING WARNING WARNING…………the following recipe has ALCOHOL in it!    The evil alcohol so it’s not really a kiddies recipes – got it?    What it definitely is though is DELICIOUS.     Just the right treat to have at a gathering but don’t wait for THAT to enjoy these OK?

Bacon-Walnut-Rum Balls

INGREDIENTS

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 smoked bacon, cooked, chopped

DIRECTIONS:

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.

In a food processor, chop up the vanilla wafer 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!

 

Obviously not for the kiddies but I can think of a few adults who would certainly enjoy these and I bet YOU can too!    How’s this for a really wonderful adult treat?   I think my parents deserve a treat once in a while – after all – they get treats for ME all the time – it’s time they had a treat too…………………….

 If only it was that easy!

Ahhh….it’s good to be King and spend Saturday mornings in the kitchen with you!   

Hugs, King Teddy