You fry it up in a pan and serve it with eggs, but have you tried bacon in your dessert? The saltiness of bacon combines perfectly with ingredients like dark chocolate, pecans (and even bourbon) in these savory-sweet treats we can’t stop eating. Read on for six oh-so-rich and oh-so-right treats you can make at home.
photo: The Cooking of Joy
Bacon Fat Caramels
You know how you love, bacon, right? But what to do with all of that bacon fat? Here’s an idea you may not have thought of yet: Bacon Fat Caramels. Joy at The Cooking of Joy has a take on this recipe that will leave these caramels literally melting in your mouth. Get her recipe here.
photo: Honey and Lime
Savory Caramel Pecan Dark Chocolate Bacon Bark
Candy bark is a great one to bust out at home, because it doesn’t require a bunch of special tools or molds. So when we saw Honey and Lime’s Caramel Pecan Dark Chocolate Bacon Bark, we’re not going to lie—we actually had to wipe away some drool. Put all your favorite things into one candy and we promise you this sweet and savory combination will not disappoint. Visit Honey and Lime to get their amazing recipe. Just do it.
photo: Brown Sugar
Bourbon Bacon Pecan Pie
There are bacon lovers. And there are pie lovers. And bourbon lovers, too. What if you combined all of these things into one luxurious dish? Nicole at Brown Sugar has done just that with her decadent Bourbon Bacon Pecan Pie, a dessert just as comfortable on the table of southern farmhouse as it is on the counter at a chic coffee shop. It’s the pie that keeps on giving! Get her full how-to at Brown Sugar.
photo: Jo and Sue
Salted Maple Bacon Truffles
We’re big fans of the salted caramel thing, but what about salt + maple? Add in some chocolate and we are here to attest that this is a match made in heaven. But wait, there’s more! Jo and Sue have outdone themselves with Salted Maple Bacon Truffles, the perfect combo of savory and sweet. Click here for the complete recipe and how-to.
photo: A Dash of Sanity
Caramel Bacon Sauce
If you think you’ve seen and tasted it all, wait until you cook up a batch of A Dash of Sanity’s Caramel Bacon Sauce. Drizzle it over vanilla ice cream, a stack of pancakes or spoon it right into your mouth: you decide! It’s surprisingly easy to recreate yourself and won’t take you that long either. Get the full recipe from Dash of Sanity here.
Do you have a favorite savory and sweet combo? Tell us yours in the comments below.