We all love fudge. We all love bacon! This tasty treat combines two of the best foods on the planet into one delicious delicacy that will be sure to turn into your friends' legendary stories of your culinary prowess.

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Ingredients

25
Original recipe yields 25 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels; set aside.

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  • Stir milk and unsweetened chocolate in a large saucepan over low heat until chocolate melts and mixture is thoroughly combined, 2 to 3 minutes; stir in sugar all at once. Whisk mixture, trying to clean the sides of pan as much as possible.

  • Bring the mixture to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, until a candy thermometer inserted into the middle of the fudge reads 236 to 238 degrees F (110 to 115 degrees C), or candy forms a soft ball when dripped into cold water. Remove from heat as soon as candy hits the correct temperature; stir in bacon.

  • Place butter squares onto fudge mixture and pour vanilla extract over the top. Set aside with thermometer in the fudge; do not disturb pot until temperature has dropped to 110 to 115 degrees F (43 to 46 degrees C).

  • While fudge is cooling, line an 8x8-inch baking dish with aluminum foil and coat with butter. When fudge has reached 110 to 115 degrees F, stir in butter and vanilla extract thoroughly into the fudge; pour fudge into prepared pan.

  • Refrigerate fudge for 30 minutes, then score the fudge in desired piece sizes; return to refrigerator for 2 more hours. Cut into pieces to serve.

Nutrition Facts

102.6 calories; protein 1.3g 3% DV; carbohydrates 17.2g 6% DV; fat 3.5g 5% DV; cholesterol 6.4mg 2% DV; sodium 58.7mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2013
We love this fudge! The saltiness of the bacon offsets the sweetness of the fudge and my family couldn't get enough of it. I only had regular bacon but had to make this so I drizzled a little real maple syrup over the cooked bacon pieces. Yum! It takes about 30 minutes to cook the fudge maybe a bit longer. I'll make this again for friends! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/18/2013
HELP!! I so so wanted to try this fudge. It sounded so yummy! I'm a fudge making newbie so it could have totally been something I did. Again I followed the recipe exactly too. My sugar dissolved wonderfully. I went by the thermometer which climbed slowly and I even experimented with the "thread" and "soft ball". I stirred it constantly while boiling and it slowly thickened. Then suddenly just before the thermometer got to 230F it got very powdery and began to resemble cookie crumbs rather than liquid. I still followed the rest of the instructions hopefully to salvage brittle from the fudge. Didn't happen. Id be thrilled if it's something I did wrong because I really want to try this! -Laura Read More
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  • 4 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 1 stars
12/17/2013
HELP!! I so so wanted to try this fudge. It sounded so yummy! I'm a fudge making newbie so it could have totally been something I did. Again I followed the recipe exactly too. My sugar dissolved wonderfully. I went by the thermometer which climbed slowly and I even experimented with the "thread" and "soft ball". I stirred it constantly while boiling and it slowly thickened. Then suddenly just before the thermometer got to 230F it got very powdery and began to resemble cookie crumbs rather than liquid. I still followed the rest of the instructions hopefully to salvage brittle from the fudge. Didn't happen. Id be thrilled if it's something I did wrong because I really want to try this! -Laura Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2013
We love this fudge! The saltiness of the bacon offsets the sweetness of the fudge and my family couldn't get enough of it. I only had regular bacon but had to make this so I drizzled a little real maple syrup over the cooked bacon pieces. Yum! It takes about 30 minutes to cook the fudge maybe a bit longer. I'll make this again for friends! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/02/2014
I followed this recipe exactly and the fudge turned out horrible. The sugar never completely dissolved so it had a grainy texture. Not sure if I did something wrong or if it's just the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/08/2014
The concept is awesome and the flavor isn't too bad but I also ended up with a grainy batch of sugary sand once I was done and I have made more than my fair share of fudge. Even when using a candy thermometer and pulling the fudge off as soon as it hit the Soft Ball temps it cooled into a grainy mess. The sugar had fully dissolved at that point. I tried reconstituting it by re-boiling it to the Soft Ball stage again but it still failed. For those interested in the favor and concept I'd suggest trying an easier fudge recipe using marshmallow crème and incorporate the bacon into it just after mixing in the marshmallow crème. To add an extra maple kick use a teaspoon of maple extract (can be found with the vanilla extract at the grocery store) to boost the flavor a little. Read More
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