Before You Start Making Jack Daniel's Whiskey Bacon Caramel Bark
Weigh/Measure all of your ingredients
Prepare an 8x8 pan - line it with parchment paper (leaving a little paper overhang so you can remove the bark from the pan for cutting) and then coat with a non-stick cooking spray. Tip: spray the cooking spray on a paper towel and then rub on parchment, this way it doesn't pool on the bottom of the pan
Prepare your caramel so it can cool before you put together the other elements
Fry bacon for best results, but use microwavable bacon for ease. Cut into bits
Jack Daniel's Whiskey Bacon Caramel Bark Ingredients
1 cup (240g) heavy cream
1 cup + 2 tbsp (225g) granulated sugar
3 tbsp (42g) unsalted butter
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp (205g) light corn syrup
1/4 tsp (1.5g) salt
1/4 tsp (1g) vanilla extract
Rest Of Bark
10 oz (280g) of semi-sweet chocolate
2 cups (100g) mini-marshmallows
1 tbsp (14g) unsalted butter
1 tbsp (14g) Jack Daniel's Whiskey
2-3 strips of bacon, cut into bits
Jack Daniel's Whiskey Bacon Caramel Bark Step-By-Step Directions
How To Make The Caramel
1) In a large saucepan, combine heavy cream, sugar, butter, and light corn syrup. Bring this to a boil on high till sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally.
2) Once the mixture comes to a big boil, reduce heat to medium and let it boil until it reaches 248 degrees (F) on a candy thermometer. This can take about 15-20 minutes.
3) Once it reaches 248 degrees (F), remove from heat and stir in vanilla and salt.
4) Let the caramel cool as you make the other components.
NOTE: Please be careful as the caramel is extremely hot, and we don't want you to burn your fingers.
How To Assemble The Bark
Jack Daniel's Whiskey Bacon Caramel Bark Sweet Notes
You can use the microwave as another option to melt your chocolate or marshmallows. We suggest microwaving in 30 second increments, stirring in between
If you're not up for the task of making your own caramel, melt about 20-30 caramel candies and follow the rest of the directions
This bark should be refrigerated until you're ready to serve, the caramel and the marshmallow make the bark soft to handle when out at room temp
Cut the bark in any shape or size you prefer
Chocolate, caramel, marshmallow, whiskey, and bacon bark adapted from The Kitchen Prep