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Bacon Caramels

 
One serving costs about $0.12

$0.12 per serving

43 people like this recipe

43 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

80 gluten-free,gluten free antipasti,starter,snack,appetizer,antipasto,hor d'oeuvre
spoonacular Score:5%

Spoonacular Score: 5%

 

If you have approximately roughly 45 minutes to spend in the kitchen, Bacon Caramels might be a tremendous gluten free recipe to try. One portion of this dish contains about 1g of protein, 5g of fat, and a total of 72 calories. For 12 cents per serving, this recipe covers 0% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 80. It is brought to you by Foodista. 43 people were impressed by this recipe. It works well as a hor d'oeuvre. A mixture of bacon, vanilla, heavy cream, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so delicious. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 1%, which is improvable. Similar recipes are Pumpkin Spice Caramels (and common mistakes people make when making caramels), Caramels I, and Microwave Caramels.

Ingredients

Servings:
14 strips
14 strips bacon
bacon
2 cups
2 cups sugar
sugar
0.5 cups
0.5 cups water
water
0.5 cups
0.5 cups light corn syrup
light corn syrup
1 cup
1 cup butter
butter
1 cup
1 cup heavy cream
heavy cream
2 tsps
2 tsps vanilla
vanilla
14 strips bacon
14 strips
bacon
2 cups sugar
2 cups
sugar
0.5 cups water
0.5 cups
water
0.5 cups light corn syrup
0.5 cups
light corn syrup
1 cup butter
1 cup
butter
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup
heavy cream
2 tsps vanilla
2 tsps
vanilla

Equipment

baking paper
baking paper
baking sheet
baking sheet
paper towels
paper towels
kitchen thermometer
kitchen thermometer
wax paper
wax paper
whisk
whisk
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan
pot
pot
baking paper
baking paper
baking sheet
baking sheet
paper towels
paper towels
kitchen thermometer
kitchen thermometer
wax paper
wax paper
whisk
whisk
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan
pot
pot


Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay bacon strips on sheet and bake in oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until crispy. Remove bacon to paper towel-lined plate to cool. Crumble 5 to 6 strips of bacon and leave the rest in strips. Line an 913 (or larger!) rimmed baking sheet with parchment. In a heavy-bottomed pot (I love my Le Creuset), add sugar, water and corn syrup over medium-high heat. Let mixture bubble and stir occasionally, to evaporate water. Sugar will begin to caramelize and turn a lovely shade of amber. Use a thermometer to monitor caramel. When it reaches 320 degrees and is golden brown in color, slowly whisk in cream, butter and vanilla, until completely combined. When caramel reaches 243 degrees, remove from heat and pour into lined baking sheet. Cool for 15 minutes, and add bacon strips. Cool further, until caramel is pliable and easier to handle. Roll caramel and bacon strips jelly-roll style once, and trim off excess. Continue to roll and trim until youve finished off the pan. Cut the bacon caramel logs into bite-sized pieces. Top with reserved bacon bits. Serve on a platter, or roll in wax paper. Keep refrigerated, but let come to room temperature before eating.http://www.fureyandthefeast.com/2009/09/bacon-caramels/

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.12
Ingredient
14 strips bacon
2 cups sugar
½ cups light corn syrup
1 cup butter
1 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
Price
$3.96
$0.55
$1.21
$1.95
$1.29
$0.60
$9.56

Tips

Health Tips

  • Don't make the mistake of assuming turkey bacon is healthier than pork bacon. Read the labels and look for short ingredient lists (not too many artificial ingredients, preservatives, and other additives). If you're watching your sodium intake, pay attention to that too. It is also important to note that the American Institute for Cancer Research has stated the consumption of ANY processed meat could increase your risk of developing cancer. Although it is not yet clear what causes the increased cancer risk, it could be the preservatives or other chemicals commonly used during processing.

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • If you have too much bacon (is this even possible?) you can freeze individual slices by laying them between sheets of wax paper. Even better, you can put them on a single sheet of wax paper and roll the paper in such a way that you can just unroll it later and remove however many slices you want.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • Confused by the different types of cream — Most differences arise from the fat content of the cream, and whether or not the cream has been "soured" by adding lactic acid bacteria to give it a tangy flavor.

  • Surprising tip: you will end up with better bacon if you add water to the skillet when cooking it on the stovetop. For large amounts of bacon, you can also prepare bacon in the oven.

  • get more cooking tips
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Nutritional Information

Quickview
72 Calories
0.57g Protein
4g Total Fat
6g Carbs
0% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
72
4%

Fat
4g
8%

  Saturated Fat
2g
17%

Carbohydrates
6g
2%

  Sugar
6g
7%

Cholesterol
12mg
4%

Sodium
48mg
2%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
0.57g
1%

Vitamin A
116IU
2%

Selenium
0.86µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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