When you think of leaving treats for Santa, a bacon toffee recipe probably doesn’t come to mind. In fact, you probably didn’t even know such a thing existed. Well, I didn’t either until I made some and now I’m hooked. Farmland reached out to me to create a bacon recipe that even Santa would want, so I decided to create a bacon dessert. Toffee came to mind because of the sweet and salty nature of the flavors. I thought bacon would complement it perfectly and it does! Next time you are searching for a homemade toffee recipe, make this one and throw some bacon on top! You won’t be disappointed.
Farmland is teaming up with some other Kansas City greats, Mike Sweeny and Heartland to create a campaign called “Bacon For Santa”. It’s more than a tactic to spread the word about how yummy bacon is. For every person that pledges to set out bacon for Santa, Farmland will donate a POUND of protein to Harvesters, up to 25,000 lbs. Harvesters is a local food bank that is amazing. I have personally donated to and worked with Harvesters in the past and it is doing wonders to feed the hungry here in the Kansas City area. You don’t have to be from KC to participate! Farmland is teaming up with other food banks around the country as well. Simply share the hashtag #BaconForSanta on any of your social media channels and Farmland will donate a pound of protein to a food bank. Pretty amazing! Let’s see if we can get to 25,000 before December 24th!
Here’s how I made this yummy toffee recipe!
All you need to do is melt some sugar and butter until a thick liquid is formed. After this simmers for awhile it creates that caramel-y toffee liquid that is just divine. (full detailed recipe is below!)
Refrigerate again until the chocolate is hardened, then break it into pieces.
Here is the detailed recipe:
Bacon Toffee Recipe
(adapted from the Kitchy Kitchen)
4 sticks unsalted butter
2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups dark chocolate chips
2 cups milk chocolate chips
1 cup chopped toasted almonds
12 strips Farmland bacon, cook and crumbled
Melt the butter, sugar, water and salt over low heat, stirring often. When this begins boil, turn the heat up to medium. Stir the mixture frequently and after 15-20 minutes, turn off the heat and add the vanilla, stirring to incorporate. Immediately take the hot toffee and pour into one large greased rimmed cookie sheet or 2 small rimmed cookie sheets. Put the pans into the fridge to let the toffee cool for several hours, or stick it in the freezer for about an hour.
Melt the two types of chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring every 15 seconds. Once the chocolate has melted, take the toffee out of the fridge and quickly coat a section of the toffee in chocolate, then sprinkle with the almonds and bacon. Do another section in the same way. It’s important to work in small sections because if the chocolate hardens to quickly, the bacon and almonds won’t stick. Put the pan back in the fridge until the chocolate is hardened. Then, break it into irregular pieces. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
So, make some yummy bacon toffee and tweet out the hashtag #BaconForSanta and everyone wins! And I’m sure Santa won’t mind if you sneak in a few bites of your sweet bacon goodness.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Farmland.