Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bacon Pretzel Caramels

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.


caninecologne said...

hi vicki - awesome recipe! i must try this soon! it has everything that is good in it!

Vicki said...

Hey CC - It was sooo good! My husband and I each brought some to work, and everyone raved about it.

Anonymous said...

Holy crap that is the most over-the-top candy I've ever seen. I'll probably have to make it for my husband's birthday. :)

Vicki said...

Hey CC -
Do it! They're sooo good (and I typically don't like sweets/candy).