Posts Tagged ‘treats’

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It’s that time of year! And these are a delicious way to enjoy it.

3 Tablespoons butter (browned)
5 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 cup butterscotch chips

Butter a 9×13 pan (or 10×10 if you’d like thicker treats). In large saucepan on medium high heat stir butter until melted. Continue stirring until butter turns brown. Don’t overcook or scorch. Lower temp to low-medium and add marshmallows, stirring constantly until melted. Remove from heat.

Add the brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice and stir together. Add the butterscotch cups and stir until mixed and is beginning to melt.

Pour into pan. Let cool, Cut into squares and serve!

Perfect for parties.



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Beer Bacon

You’ve heard of bacon beer, now you can have your beer bacon!  It’s a beautiful symmetry for the real bacon lover.  I mean, you can never have too much bacon, can you?

I am posting two different appetizer bacon recipes I cooked for a party. While these are best served freshly made, both can be made ahead of time and placed in a plastic bag. Keep refrigerated until you are ready to use and then microwave on high for 30 seconds to one minute.

Beer Bacon

8-10 slices thick cut hickory peppered bacon
1 c beer (I used Squatters Orphan Abbey Belgian Style Ale)
1/2 c dark brown sugar

Place bacon in a bowl and poor beer over until submerged.  Marinate in refrigerate for 1/2 to an hour. 

Preheat oven to 375.  Pour out beer and dredge each piece of marinated bacon into the brown sugar, rubbing on til covered. Place wire metal rack on top of a cookie sheet and bake 20-25 minutes, rotating once. Cool on paper towel for a few minutes and eat.


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