Bacon Toffee

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Yes, bacon toffee. It almost speaks for itself. Bacon, sugar, butter, chocolate....what else could be better? Well, for one, replacing some of the butter with bacon drippings. Yep. I'm all about healthy eating. No, that's the wrong platform, reducing waste? Oh, like I really need talk you into something this delicious. I had you at bacon and you know it! 

This last Sunday was Iron Chef DC: Bacon! Yes. Bacon! As far as the eye can see! For years we've never picked an ingredient that would exclude the vegetarians.....years. YEARS. Last months winner is a genius and decided that we'd been nice about it long enough. It was time for bacon. Yes. It. Was. 

We had an excellent pasta carbonara, yummy corn muffins, and a winner takes all twice baked potato (Congrats Kate!) but as for me, I decided it was high time I rip off Voges genius idea and make some bacon toffee. Best. Choice. Ever. 

Bacon Toffee

1 pound thick cut bacon
roughly 6 oz unsalted butter, about 3/4 cup
1 cup sugar
5 tablespoons water
1 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil

Arrange bacon slices on the foil and place the baking sheet on the center rack. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until very crisp. When fully crisp, remove slices to a paper towel lined plate to soak up any excess grease. 

Measure the bacon grease in ounces (for me it was 2 oz) and pour into a thick pot. Add enough butter to make 8 oz. 

Arrange the 3/4 of the bacon strips into an oval about 8x14 inches on a greased sheet of aluminum foil. Crumble the remaining bacon and set aside. 
Cook the butter, bacon grease, sugar, and water in a heavy saucepan, stirring constantly, until a candy thermometer says it has reached the hard crack stage. Remove from heat immediately and pour over bacon strips.

Allow to sit for five minutes and spread chocolate chips over the surface of the warm toffee.

When melted use a knife to spread the melted chocolate across the top of the toffee. Garnish with crumbled bacon.

Allow the toffee to sit until the chocolate has set.

When set, use a large knife to cut the toffee into pieces.