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Bacon Candy Recipes

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Achin' for bacon? Look no further than this list of bacon candy recipes! Bacon candy is the newest craze, and this collection includes favorites like chocolate-covered bacon, candied bacon, and bacon caramels.

1. Candied Bacon

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Candied bacon may sound wrong, but it's oh so right! To make this easy recipe, all you need to do is coat bacon with a sugar and spice mixture and bake it until it's crispy. The resulting treat is simultaneously chewy and crunchy, sweet and salty, and completely addicting.

2. Chocolate-Covered Bacon

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Sweet meets salty in this recipe for Chocolate-Covered Bacon. If you've never tried bacon and chocolate together, you might be surprised at how well rich, semi-sweet chocolate complements the smoky flavor of crispy bacon. I like to top mine with a few sprinkles of flaked sea salt, but you can use toasted nuts or any other toppings of your choice.

3. Bacon Caramels

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Despite what their name might suggest, Bacon Caramels actually have a subtle bacon taste, since the recipe does not call for any actual bacon in it. Rather, they are made with bacon fat instead of butter, so they have a slight undertone of a smoky, savory flavor. Of course, you can always top them with some crumbled bacon to boost the pork factor!

4. Bacon Caramel Popcorn

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(c) 2011 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Bacon adds a whole new layer of flavor to traditional caramel corn in this recipe for Bacon Caramel Popcorn! Chunks of crispy, salty bacon are mixed with caramel corn and toasted pecans, and then everything is baked together until you have sweet, crunchy clusters. If you want to go really crazy, you can drizzle the whole thing with chocolate when you're finished.

5. Bacon Turtles

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(c) 2012 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
This twist on traditional turtle candies adds a strip of crispy bacon to the familiar combination of toasted pecans, chewy caramel, and rich chocolate. I like to finish these with a sprinkling of crunchy sea salt to emphasize the sweet-and-savory flavor combination.

6. Bacon Pralines

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(c) 2011 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
This bacon pralines recipe puts a modern spin on a Southern favorite! In addition to the familiar toasted pecans, this version of pralines contains bits of crispy bacon, tangy buttermilk, and a hint of orange zest for an unusual, sweet-and-salty variation of a classic candy.

7. Chocolate Bacon Bark

Chocolate Bacon Bark
(c) 2008 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Bacon and chocolate are popping up everywhere in gourmet chocolate bars, and now you can recreate this unlikely pairing at home! Semi-sweet chocolate is studded with chunks of crispy bacon and cut into small squares to make Chocolate Bacon Bark.

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