Not just bacon pretzel caramels. Bacon pistachio pretzel caramels with Newcastle. Or, little pillows of chewy decadence.
I used this recipe from Lisa at Lisa is Cooking, substituting pistachios for the cashews, and adding crumbled bacon. Because, as everyone knows, bacon makes everything better.
First lay down the pretzels and nuts (and bacon!) in a dish lined with greased foil. Don't skip the grease part, it's completely necessary.
Next pour the cooked sugar mixed with cream and Newcastle (or any other ale you like) on top, and chuck it in the refrigerator until completely chilled.
Then cut into small pieces...
And wrap in wax paper or parchment paper.
Yes, boiling sugar is kind of scary. And it's a freaking mess to clean up afterward. But it's definitely worth it.
Sweet, salty, creamy, chewy, crunchy. And bacon.