Not all of you may be familiar with this divine
confection of crackers, crispy toffee and chocolate, but it has been
revealed to be THE MOST ADDICTIVE SUBSTANCE ON THE
And how could one improve upon perfection? Regrettably, into my
devious little peabrain popped an idea. Just days before, I had seen
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bacon + Alder smoked salt + deep milk chocolate
Deep milk chocolate coats your mouth and leads to the
crunch of smoked bacon pieces. Surprise your mouth
with the smoked salt and sweet milk chocolate
Crisp, buttery, compulsively irresistible bacon and
milk chocolate combination has long been a favorite of
mine. I started playing with this combination at the
tender age of six while eating chocolate chip pancakes
drenched in maple syrup. Beside my chocolate-laden
cakes laid three strips of fried bacon, just barely
touching a sweet pool of maple syrup. Just a bite of
the bacon was too salty and yearned for the sweet kiss
of chocolate syrup. In retrospect, perhaps this was a
turning point, for on that plate something magical
happened: the beginnings of a combination so ethereal
and delicious that it would haunt my thoughts until I
found the medium to express it--chocolate.
Now, those folks at Vosges pretty much know
what they're doing, and in a flash it was obvious to me that if crack
alone could make you feel considerably better, then adding bacon to
crack would DAMN NEAR RAISE A BODY
FROM THE DEAD!
Now there is a layer of crispy bacon bits hiding between the crunchy
toffee and the smooth chocolate blanket. Don't you know that I just
happened to have some smoked-salt flakes to crush for decoration? It
was like my hand was guided and my thoughts inspired.
Here is how to make your veryown Bacon Crack!™:
4 oz club crackers
1-1/2 cup butter
1-1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 package (12 oz) semisweet chocolate mini chips
2 cups freshly-cooked crispy bacon bits
Smoked salt flakes, for garnish
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.I know what it sounds
like. Just do it. You'll thank me later, right after you
sell your children to get more of the stuff.
Line a jelly-roll pan with silicone coated foil, then cover bottom of
pan with crackers in single layer.
In a saucepan, combine sugar and butter. Bring to a rolling boil for 3
minutes. Immediately pour over saltines and spread to cover crackers
Bake at 400 degrees for 5-6 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle bacon
bits evenly all over the top, then repeat with chocolate mini chips. Let
sit for a few minutes, then smooth the softened mini chips with the back
of a spoon ever so lightly to camouflage the bacon bits. Sprinkle
with a bit of crushed smoked salt flakes.
Cool completely and break into pieces.