Maple Bacon Candy (Take Two)

Recipe for Maple Bacon Candy

I posted this recipe two days ago, but then it just…. vaporized. (I upgraded my server this week and it made things go a little strange for about 48 hours.) Everything *should* be fixed now though, so I’m going to try this again!

This recipe is the result of a desperate experiment to find a new treat for my son when he was allergic to dozens of foods.

He loved it! However, my daughter thinks it’s just plain weird. :) If you feel the same as her, you can always leave the bacon out or substitute chopped nuts for it.

 

Maple Bacon Candy

(For a printable version, click HERE.)

  • 1 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 cup cooked crumbled bacon

Put maple syrup, butter and dash of salt in a heavy duty saucepan over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Cook until it reaches 280 degrees F on a candy thermometer. The mixture will be thickened.

Working quickly, thoroughly stir in the bacon crumbles & spoon out onto a parchment lined baking sheet or dinner plate. Spread the candy so it will be a fairly uniform thickness and let cool.

Cut into squares and store in the refrigerator for a day or two, or freezer for several months. Makes around 24 one inch squares.

If you enjoyed reading about making Maple Bacon Candy, let’s keep in touch!
Subscribe to my newsletter and receive my best natural soapmaking tutorials, DIY body care recipes, plus flower & herb projects sent straight to your inbox 2 to 3 times per month.

 

Jan
 

Jan Berry is a writer, herbalist, soapmaker, and bestselling author of The Big Book of Homemade Products, Simple & Natural Soapmaking, and Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps. She lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains with her family and a menagerie of animals, where she enjoys brainstorming creative things to make with the flowers and weeds that grow around her.

  • Farmer Doug @ Ladybug's Mew says:

    I must agree with your daughter…it does sound weird. But it does, however, look delicious. Happy Holidays to you & yours, Jan!

    • Jan says:

      It is rather tasty! (Though I’m most partial to the version with pecans in it.) :) Happy Holidays to you as well!

  • >