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Chocolate Bacon Pretzel Crunch

Serves24
IngredientsNuts, Chocolate, Dairy, Meat
Day PartDessert
Menu PartDessert
Cuisine TypeAmerican
Chocolate Bacon Pretzel Crunch

Sure to turn the heads of every culinary adventurer. Adding crumbles of hickory-smoked Farmland bacon to a salty sweet combination of indulgent treats creates an explosion of mouth pleasing flavor. A unique dessert creation your guests will tell their friends about.

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb. Farmland® GM Double Smoked Bacon
1 cup chopped macadamia nuts, toasted
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups crushed pretzels
1 1/2 lb. milk chocolate
1 1/4 lb. dark chocolate
2 1/2 cups heavy cream

Steps

  1. Cook bacon until crisp; drain. Chop 6 slices cooked bacon and combine with toasted nuts. Chop remaining bacon; set aside.
  2. Grease baking sheet. In large heavy saucepan, combine brown sugar, corn syrup, water and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Heat to 280°F. on candy thermometer.
  3. Stir combined macadamia nuts and bacon, and vanilla into saucepan. Continue heating until temperature reaches 300°F. Stir in baking soda; immediately pour onto greased baking sheet. Let cool. Break into very small pieces.
  4. Line 13x9x2-inch baking pan with plastic wrap. Melt milk chocolate in double boiler. Stir broken brittle and crushed pretzels into melted chocolate; spread evenly in baking pan; chill.
  5. Melt dark chocolate in double boiler. Remove from heat and let stand until reaches room temperature. Add whipping cream; beat until thickened. Stir in reserved chopped bacon. Spread over top of nut mixture. Cover and refrigerate until set. Cut into serving pieces with warm knife.

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