Caramel and bacon flavors are very popular right now. Last year I made a couple of coffee instructables and a comment was made about bacon coffee. The thought was not very appealing to me but I thought if I had an opportunity I might try to make some and share here. I decided to try and pull off a bacon flavored coffee. I made several different versions and my husband was the taster and I might add a good sport! He is not an gourmet coffee fan and I don't drink coffee so it was a challenge. The salty bacon flavor was exceptionable to me but the slight film on the top was not appealing. I finally gave up on the whole idea and decided to make a Bacon flavored maple candy instead! It was not only delicious but it gave me an idea to make some Bacon flavored caramel syrup which might work in the coffee I originally wanted to make.

In my search on-line I discovered stores are selling bacon flavored everything. I was wondering how do they make bacon flavored food without the fat film.  I noticed a link about Jack In The Box selling bacon flavored milk shakes that caught my attention! I discovered that the shakes are not made with real bacon. I was a little disappointed but was very confident my recipe would work out just fine, and it did! My husband loved the flavor and requested more! That is a good sign yes? Follow through and I will show you how to make your own and you can be the judge! 

Step 1: Ingredients and Utinsils

There are a lot of caramel recipes about how to make caramel from scratch if you want to do that. I used Smucker's topping because I had some on hand. I am not sure how homemade will perform in this recipe because store bought products contain more complex ingredients that might have made this recipe work. I did not add the bacon pieces to my syrup because I am using it for another instructable. Adding the bacon bits will add more flavor in my opinion. 

1/2 Cup Smucker's Topping
2 Strips of fried bacon and reserve the bacon fat 
1-2 Tablespoons bacon fat I used 2 rounded Tablespoons and could probably be safe with 3 but 4 might be stretching it, making it too oily.
Salt as desired
Wooden spoon, measuring spoons, measuring cup, jar with lid, and a heavy bottomed pan




Thanks for commenting and do have a great weekend! <br>sunshiine
Holy cow, this is just everything I love combined!!!!!!!!!!! How delightful, great job!
Thank you Miss mclare50! They were scrumptious! Keep on smiling! <br>sunshiine
Yummy... I'm suddenly craving french toast and it's all your fault!!!! ;-P~
You are sooooo funny! Hop a plane, I have extra! We can play in the kitchen together! LOL! <br>
Bacon and caramel match perfectly
Good one! Thanks for sharing! But I'm still with this cultural question! It's interesting how you mix fried pork with sweet! :-)
I made pancakes today, you should see the picture I added! They were very tasty!
:-)<br><br>Sunshiine's Pancakes... it sounds absolutely and heavenly delicious!!!
they were! <br>:-)
I hope you have tried it! Hope your having fun! <br>sunshiine
I tried the chocolate covered bacon. Eeeeeh... first and last time. :-)<br><br>But I love this country!!
LOL! Have you ever tried fried turkey? I am not kidding it is amazing! Thanks for loving our country and have a great day! <br>sunshiine
I ate a big turkey leg (medieval style) in Santa Cruz. Delicious, but very stringy :-)
Hmmm interesting, it must have just been an old bird. I will have to see what medieval foods are all about! When I first heard of fried turkey I almost gagged, but when I visited my daughter in Georgia her husband wanted me to make fried turkey for thanksgiving and he bought all the equipment and stuff. It was so amazing! We cooked 3 whole turkeys in one day using that one turkey fryer, in just a few hours!
I want!!!! :-)
This is not fried but it was really good! Enjoy!
this sounds sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo gooooood <br>i will make this for some sort of meat flavored ice cream
Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Have a splendorous day! <br>sunshiine
Nice! I love caramel and bacon, sounds like they would be tasty together :)
Thanks Penolopy! Have a beautiful day! <br>sunshiine

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