Oh. My. Heaven.
This treat was a combination of so many wonderful things.
Crepes. Peanut Butter. Bacon, I mean CANDIED Bacon!
Hello!!!!! (Not to mention the whipped cream, and hot fudge on top!)
We had these for Sunday brunch, but they would make a great dessert as well. And we all know that dessert is a perfect meal to have in between every other meal… right?
Ok, I might be getting a little carried away.
This dish involves a few steps. Each one totally worth the end product.
Start with cooking the bacon. I cooked mine on the stove, but if you prefer to do yours in the oven that is fine, too. (See recipe below for directions) Make sure you don’t go for crispy bacon here. You are going to cook it again, so you don’t want it to get charred. Just make sure it is cooked, and a little stiff. Set on a paper towel to drain grease.
Here is a tip of mine on how to get rid of that bacon grease, after the bacon cooks.
1. I take a piece of foil and lay it in the sink over the hole of the drain. I press down, lightly, so I don’t puncture the foil, to make an indent, like a bowl. Then pour the bacon grease in the ‘bowl.’
2. Use a paper towel to wipe out the pan, and any drips on the side of the pan. Then stick the paper towel on the grease in the foil. This helps soak up the grease, so it doesn’t spill later.
3. Wrap the sides of the foil up (with paper towel inside) and squish them together to seal them, so no grease leaks out. Place in the garbage, seal side up. (You could even let it sit in the fridge so the grease will harden, before putting it in the trash.)
That method is helpful to me, since I don’t always have an empty tin can sitting around. If that helps you great! If you have a method you already love, then stick to that.
Moving on. Take your same pan from cooking the bacon and add 1 Tbs of brown sugar to it. Cut 4-6 strips of bacon into 1 inch pieces and put those back in the pan with the brown sugar, over medium heat. Let the brown sugar melt and stir that bacon around in it. Try and get all the bacon coated in the melting brown sugar. This should only 2-3 minutes. Adjust your heat if you need to. Once the sugar is all melted and your bacon is coated and it has sat in the heat, it will start to get stiff. Remove the bacon to some parchment paper and let cool. Make sure you separate all the pieces, so they don’t stick together.
Now you can make your crepe batter. Don’t make the crepes, just have the batter ready to go. Then make your whipped cream, if you are making it yourself. Or have a store bought can ready to go. Also, get out your peanut butter and slice the bananas.
Once you have everything ready to layer on the crepes, then you can start making the crepes. (See the link for crepe recipe and directions.)
Now that your crepes are made, you can assemble this amazing treat.
A few pieces of candied bacon.
Roll up. Top with powdered sugar, hot fudge, or whatever you like.
- Bacon (4-6 slices) Cooked, not crispy
- 1 Tbs brown sugar
- Stove Top Method: Cut cooked bacon into 1 inch strips. Put brown sugar in hot pan and add bacon strips. Stir to coat bacon with sugar. Let sit, stirring occasionally, until all sugar is melted and begins to harden on bacon and bacon is crispy. Should only take 2-3 minutes for the whole process. Separate pieces and allow to cool on parchment paper.
- Oven Method: Cut cooked bacon in 1 inch strips. Rub a some of the brown sugar on each piece, and place under the broiler. Allow the brown sugar to melt and harden, but be careful not to burn. Bacon should be crispy by now. Watch carefully. Separate pieces and allow to cool on parchment paper.
Note: This post is a combination of several recipes.
The crepes recipe can be found here.
Hot fudge recipe here.
Whipped Cream recipe: 1 cup heavy whipping cream, 2 Tbs white sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla. Beat with hand mixer in a medium bowl until stiff peaks form.
Candied bacon recipe below. (You could use this bacon on so many things!! My brain is already thinking up the next food that I will use this on…)