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Everything's Better with Bacon

DiningDiva Sep 15, 2010 09:03 PM

Including, it seems, Rice Krispie Treats.

We make lots of RKTs at work each week, we also cook off lots and lots of cases of bacon. I mentioned to my staff they needed to find a way to marry the bacon and the treats. Well, today they did. Standard recipe, add finely crumbled crispy bacon to the cereal not the marshmallow mixture.

Verdict? Remarkably good, but we should have used more bacon. Kind of has that sweet and savory, slightly salty thing going on. No one didn't like them. Who'd have thought it...

  1. blue room Sep 15, 2010 09:14 PM

    Ah, bacon sprinkled with brown sugar, wrapped around those little bitty mini ears of corn. Broil 'til bacon's crisp.
    Bacon's better when hot, I think, but those Krispie treats must taste good.

    1. AmandaCA Sep 15, 2010 11:39 PM

      I recently saw someone of Cooking Channel talking about bacon (pancetta rather) ice cream. Amazingly simple, just soak your cooked pound of bacon in the cream base for 2 days before churning. Thinking about trying it. I've also seen those Bacon Chocolate Bars at Whole Foods. I wonder what bacon chocolate ice cream would be like...

      Has anyone ever made bacon brownies?

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      1. re: AmandaCA
        flueln Sep 24, 2010 04:20 AM

        As it happens, I have made bacon brownies. I also made some mistakes. I used pre-crumbled bacon from a bag (which wasn't really crisp enough), and I didn't use enough of it. So what I got was my usual excellent brownie with some chewie, salty lumps in it. Not the effect I was going for. Next time, I will fry my own bacon, and I might try just laying a crispy strip on top, rather than crumbling it.

        1. re: flueln
          seedyone Sep 24, 2010 06:38 AM

          Try using some of the bacon fat to grease the pan instead of butter/oil. Fat is a great flavor carrier & will add more smokey goodness.

          1. re: flueln
            DiningDiva Sep 24, 2010 08:26 AM

            You're right, it take more bacon than you initially think when using it in baked goods. We found that out with the rice krispie treats. We thought we'd used a lot, turns out we didn't use enough.

        2. k
          katecm Sep 16, 2010 10:47 AM

          I made Bon Appetite's bacon cashew caramel corn recently, and it was amazing. Very similar idea.

          1. ipsedixit Sep 16, 2010 10:54 AM

            No, not everything.

            I can tell you for one that sashimi (maguro and sake) is definitely NOT better wrapped with bacon.

            1. dave_c Sep 16, 2010 11:05 AM

              Hmmm.... I wonder if a a bacon swizzle stick would work in a Martini.

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              1. re: dave_c
                ipsedixit Sep 16, 2010 11:12 AM

                Well, there's already bacon vodka, so why not.

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                easily amused Sep 24, 2010 05:01 AM

                This product line has been out for a couple of years..and we have enjoyed the products......
                http://www.baconsalt.com/
                Vegetarian & Kosher
                Gives a bacon flavor to many things. The baconnaise spread is terrific on a toasted tomato sandwich.

                1. greygarious Sep 24, 2010 06:32 AM

                  How about "popcornbonara"? Crumbled bacon, melted bacon grease, parmesan, black pepper, and parsley over popcorn.

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                  1. re: greygarious
                    DiningDiva Sep 24, 2010 08:25 AM

                    Inspired!! I will have to give this a go.

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                    PatrickG Sep 24, 2010 06:46 AM

                    Recently I started making candied bacon -its pretty easy (just a process). Then chopping the cadied bacon up, and adding it to chocochip cookie dough and making Candied-Bacon-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies. They actually turned out better than I expected and everyone loved them.

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                    1. re: PatrickG
                      DiningDiva Sep 24, 2010 08:25 AM

                      This sounds really good too :-)

                    2. AnchovyBourdain Sep 24, 2010 07:48 AM

                      Bacon fat used in braised cabbage then more cooked bacon added to it in the end. mium..

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