• Whiskey Caramel Bacon Bark! Posted on June 18, 2013

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    Whiskey Caramel Bacon Bark! June is National Candy Month, let's celebrate with this amazing recipe for Chocolate, Caramel, Whiskey, Marshmallow Bacon Bark!

    Local Chef Rebecca Hurst appeared on The Morning Show Sunday and shared her secrets on how to make “whiskey caramel bacon bark”.

    Chef Hurst lives in Keystone Heights where she makes products for her company called “Diva Sweets”. The bark is a best seller that sells for $15 dollars a pound. But, we figured there has to be a way to make this at home…and now you can too!!

    RECIPE:

    1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
    2 cups mini-marshmallows
    1 tablespoon butter
    1 tablespoon whiskey
    Approximately 25 caramels, unwrapped
    Crisp Bacon Strips

    Prepare an 8x8 inch pan by lining with parchment or foil sprayed thoroughly with non-stick cooking spray. {Create flaps that hang over edges for easy removal.} Set aside.

    In a medium microwave-safe bowl, heat semi-sweet chocolate chips in 30 second intervals until melted and smooth. {Be careful not to scorch, even when it looks like it's not fully melted it will continue to melt as you stir, so err on the side of caution.} Pour about half of melted chocolate into prepared pan and smooth evenly with a silicone or offset spatula. Place in freezer to harden, about 15 minutes.

    Meanwhile, place marshmallows, butter, and whiskey in a microwave-safe bowl and heat on high for about 45 seconds. {Keep an eye on it, marshmallows will swell and try to escape the bowl!} Stir and return to microwave for about another 45 seconds. Stir until smooth and elastic. Pour onto set chocolate layer and, working quickly, smooth evenly. {If you're not using a silicone spatula, you may want to spray whatever you are using with cooking spray so that you don't have a sticky mess to deal with.} Return to freezer and freeze for another 15 minutes.

    Clean marshmallow bowl {or don't, it's really up to you}, and place unwrapped caramels into it. Heat for about 45 seconds, then stir, and continue heating in 30 second intervals until melted and smooth. Pour over marshmallow layer and spread evenly. {And quickly! It will cool fast.} Return to freezer for 15 more minutes.

    Reheat remaining chocolate until warm and smooth and pour over caramel layer. Smooth evenly and, while still wet, sprinkle with crumbled bacon. Pat bacon crumbles down lightly so that they stick to chocolate. Freeze for a final 15-30 minutes or until completely set.

    When ready to cut, remove bark by gently pulling on foil flaps, then carefully peel foil from hardened chocolate. Cut into pieces with a sharp knife. {Keep refrigerated. Bark becomes slightly gooey & floppy at room temp.} -

    See more at: http://www.thekitchenprepblog.com/2012/09/chocolate-caramel-marshmallow-whiskey.html#sthash.86pSF5SY.dpuf

    Photo (and more tips!) shared from: http://www.jacksonholewine.com/uncategorized/em-bark-ing-on-another-boozy-baking-adventure/

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