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Chocolate, Marshmallow, Caramel, and Candied Bacon Bark | sharedappetite.com

Chocolate, Marshmallow, Caramel, and Candied Bacon Bark


  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: About 15 Pieces of Bark 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups Kraft Jet-Puffed mini marshmallows
  • 1 scant tablespoon butter
  • 2530 Kraft caramels, unwrapped
  • 4 to 5 strips bacon
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup mini pretzels, lightly crushed

Instructions

  1. Line an 8×8 or 9×9 pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil and spray generously with non-stick cooking spray. Let edges of parchment/foil overhang pan for easy removal.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Place bacon in single layer on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with brown sugar and rub in lightly. Cook until golden brown and crispy, about 18-22 minutes. Remove to plate and allow to cool. Cut into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Meanwhile, place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between each, until melted. Do not overheat, or chocolate will burn.
  4. Pour a thin, even layer of melted chocolate into pan and smooth with spatula. Place in freezer to harden, about 10 minutes.
  5. Place marshmallows and butter into a microwave-safe bowl and heat for about 30-45 seconds. Marshmallows will expand when heated, so make sure to use a large bowl and keep an eye on it. Stir marshmallows. It should be smooth and elastic. Heat for an additional 15-30 seconds if needed. Spray spatula with nonstick spray and spread marshmallow into a thin, even layer very quickly on the hardened chocolate. Return to freezer 10-15 minutes.
  6. Pour another thin, even layer of chocolate over marshmallow layer and return to freezer to harden. Place unwrapped caramels in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until melted and smooth. Drizzle very quickly in a thin layer. It’s going to harden very fast, so it’s best to try to drizzle it evenly over the chocolate layer. If it doesn’t cooperate into a perfect thin layer, it’s okay. Just do your best.
  7. Scatter chopped candied bacon over caramel, pressing down slightly. Return to freezer to allow to harden. If remaining chocolate has hardened, microwave until melted and pour over candied bacon into an even layer. Sprinkle pretzels on top and press in slightly with spatula. Return to freezer and let harden.
  8. When ready to cut, remove bark from pan and cut into pieces with a sharp knife. Keep refrigerated.
  • Prep Time: 1 hour