These caramels are rich and addictive and completely customizable to how much of a bacon experience you want. The bourbon acts as a replacement to vanilla extract, so if you're looking for a non-alcoholic version, you can make an easy substitution.
The next time you're looking for a slightly racy treat, give this bourbon bacon salted caramel recipe a try! You won't be disappointed.
Step 1: Materials
12 ounces (340g) bacon
1 cup (236mL) heavy cream
2 tablespoons (30mL) bacon fat (from cooked bacon)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups (300g) granulated sugar
1/4 cup (60mL) corn syrup
1/4 cup (60mL) water
1 tablespoon (15mL) bourbon (or vanilla extract)
8 ounces (227g) pecans
Small sauce pan
Large sauce pan
Candy thermometer - love, love, love this one