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Bacon Caramel

Amy Turner

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1 h 42 m servings 259 cals
Original recipe yields 20 servings (20 pieces)

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  1. Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat to make simple syrup. Bring to a boil and cook until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly, 7 to 10 minutes.
  2. Combine simple syrup, bacon fat, molasses, and red pepper flakes in a small saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil, stirring frequently, until a thick syrup forms, 10 to 15 minutes. Pour syrup into a freezer-safe container.
  3. Freeze until syrup sets, 1 to 2 hours. Slice into individual caramels and wrap in waxed paper.


  • Cook's Note:
  • If there is a layer of unincorporated fat on top as you stir, slowly add sugar directly until the layer is gone.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 259 calories; 23.8 g fat; 11.7 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g protein; 23 mg cholesterol; 38 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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