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« on: December 20, 2008 07:49:58 PM »

Tonight is the 3rd annual bacon party.  I usually go all out but I had the flu this week so I only made a few things.  In honor of Christmas I decided to make candy canes.  But not just any candy canes but Maple Bacon candy canes.  I was going to have a red stripe but when I went to add the red food coloring the Bottle was empty. Boo!  So these have 1/2 a pound of bacon in all.



Sorry the picture isn't the best.  I'll give an update on how they went at the party.

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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2008 07:55:01 PM »

Bacon party?
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2008 07:58:52 PM »

Alright!  I'm sorry, but you can't post about a "3rd annual bacon party" without going into extreme datail!  i want to know what else was brought to this bacon party, how this bacon party came to pass, and what the hell other than bacon is in those candy canes!?!! 

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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2008 08:57:53 PM »

And I am waiting for the update....and, if the reviews are good...perhaps recipes?  My bf thinks bacon is a food group along with sausage.  I too want details!
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2008 02:03:22 AM »

I second the demand request for maple bacon recipes and, more importantly, the story of the Origin of Bacon Party!
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2008 04:44:40 AM »

OH! I want to come too... Please,please,please Smiley  Bacon party = happy.
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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2008 10:51:12 AM »

Bacon party?!??!?!  MMMMMMMM....where are you?  And can I crash this party next year? 

Please please please tell the story of the bacon party...
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2008 01:50:19 PM »

That's awesome.

but... bacon party? can i come?
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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2008 10:10:18 PM »

Bacon candy canes?  Oh my.  Are they difficult to make?  They look pretty.
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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2008 12:12:23 AM »

The party was rockin! The canes were awesome! Well they tasted awesome.  It is very damp here and they got sticky on the outside. Any suggestions on how to fix that? 

I got the recipe here: http://www.ehow.com/how_2121787_make-candy-canes.html But instead of peppermint I used 1/2 tsp maple flavoring and 1/4 tsp vanilla.  I cooked about a half of pound of bacon REALLY crispy.  I let it "drip dry" and then I put it in my Cuisinart.  I run it until the bacon turns into little specks or what I call "bacon freckles." I add the freckles when I added the flavoring.  The directions are kind of vague at the end.  I greased a cookie sheet and a spatula with bacon grease and poured the liquid candy onto it.  I then started folding the candy with the spatula until it was cool enough to handle.  I then bacon greased my hands and started pulling the candy until it was holding up its shape.  I then formed the canes and let them fully cool on another bacon greased cookie sheet. Then voila bacon canes!

As for the bacon party, my friend loves bacon so much she had a bacon themed potluck for her birthday.  It quickly turned into rockin' bacon fiesta.  Gluttony to the max.  I try to one up myself each year but this year I had the flu earlier in the week and cooking was out of the question.  So I made these maple bacon candy canes, maple bacon fudge (found in this post: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=283637.0;topicseen ) and bacon vodka.  (I made the vodka in August and squirreled it away.)  I have made bacon caramels,  bacon candy corn, bacon ice cream, vanilla bacon marshmallows, and the list goes on...  If you want to come next year, I would love to have ya but I am in Northern California. So if you are up here bring on the bacon!
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