Forrest Gump had it right, life really is like a big ol’ box of chocolates, I just am currently chewing on the much dreaded fruit filling truffle. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to taste the coconut or peanut butter again, it’s bound to happen at some point…. right? But for now I’ll just chew through the fruity crap and pray for something sweeter to come my way.
And it’s October 1st. I think that is pretty sweet in itself. Everything in October just “feels” better. The air is more pure, allowing deep full breaths with crispy inhales & steamy exhales. Even the sounds of mother nature are more clear. The crunchy sharpness of stomped fallen leaves, the clicks of acorns dropping left & right, and flocks of geese flying overhead in search of some warmth. What a dreamy season.
And what could possibly make the very first of the most perfect month even more dreamy!? Bacon. But not just any bacon…. Bacon coated with brown sugar and maple syrup baked to a perfect crunchy sticky texture. It doesn’t end there. Imagine your candied maple bacon dipped into melted white chocolate goodness with dark chocolate shavings and crushed pecans sprinkled over. White Chocolate Pecan Bacon Bark. Now that’s something.
Wham, bam thank you ma’am.
I bought my bacon from a local butcher, I wanted my main ingredient to really represent it’s true flavor, and when buying local and fresh your meat tastes how it is intended to. So I definitely suggest doing the same if it is available to you.