Bacon Carmelitas 

 Warning. These are totally addictive.  

I made these for a Bacon Day Party. They were a hit. 

Bacon Carmelitas 

64 caramel squares, unwrapped

12 oz center cut bacon cooked until crisp then coarsely chopped  

1 cup heavy cream

1 1/2 cup butter, melted

1 1/2cup brown sugar, packed

2 cup flour

2 cup rolled oats

2 teaspoon baking soda

12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

Coarse sea salt.   

Combine caramels and cream in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until completely smooth; set aside. In a separate bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar, flour, oats, and baking soda. Pat half of the oatmeal mixture into the bottom of two 8×8″ pans or one 9×13″ Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips and bacon over crust. Pour caramel mixture over chocolate chips. Crumble remaining oatmeal mixture over caramel. Return to oven and bake an additional 15-20 minutes, until the edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven, sprinkle sea salt over the top and cool completely before cutting.

Serve at room temperature.

If you are pressed for time you can also pop then in the fridge for a bit.  To cool them off.  

Bacon Maple Cake Balls 

Bacon Cake Balls

Today is International Bacon Day. So we are on our way to a Bacon Day Party. One of the tasty treats I concocted are these little goodies.  

Here is how I did it. The shopping list is at the end. 

These are just like your standard cake ball or cake pop recipe where you crumble up your cake and stir in icing and goodies before hand forming balls. Typically you use one container of icing per cake mix however due to the addition of the maple syrup you may need only 1/2 to 2/3 of the container. Just enough to make your cake balls form.  

Once my cake was baked and cooled i crumbled it up stirred together the cake crumbs, maple syrup, packaged bacon, and frosting. I hand formed my cake balls and put them in the fridge over night to firm up.  

The next morning I melted my candy melts in a double boiler and dipped my cake balls. Finishing them with bacon sprinkles.  
Here is the shopping list. 

Super moist Yellow Cake Mix baked as directed 

Vanilla frosting,

2 packages of Real Bacon Bits 

1/2 cup of maple syrup 

4 packages of candy melts 

1 pound of bacon cooked until crisp and chopped into bacon sprinkles 

Mini cupcake cups for cake balls or lollipop sticks for cake pops.  

Mini pretzel rods to use up the extra chocolate. 

There is always extra chocolate in the double boiler that is to shallow to properly dip your cake balls. I also had some pretzels on hand to use up the extra chocolate. Who doesn’t like bacon chocolate covered pretzels.