It’s official: Americans are obsessed with bacon
. Blogs and websites are entirely devoted to it; festivals bring together bacon fanatics from around the nation; and the salty, streaky strips of pork are showing up in even the most unexpected dishes. While it certainly isn't known as a nutritious food
, we can’t deny that we’ve come across a few bacon-infused foods that make our mouths water.
Read on for five of the best bacon dishes we’ve even seen—recommended for looking, not tasting—and five equally decadent recipes better suited for a health-conscious eater.
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Whiskey, Marshmallow, Caramel, and Bacon bark
For entire 8x8 in. pan of bark: 6762 calories, 490.9 grams sugar, 369.2 grams fat, 631.2 grams carbohydrates, 192.5 grams protein
Yes, this salty, sweet treat is the definition of indulgence, but thanks to full-flavored ingredients like whiskey, caramel, marshmallow, and of course, bacon, you can bet each piece is simply addictive. And that’s not a good thing since the full pan comes in at 6,762 calories. If not tasting is not an option, indulge in a 1-inch square for 105 calories.
Photo courtesy of Endless Simmer