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Surprisingly Good Dessert

Saturday, March 20, 2010

After watching Good Eats tonight, I decided to try one of the recipes with a couple little alterations. The recipe was bacon topped with brown sugar and crushed walnuts, baked in the oven. Sounds kind of weird, right? But hey, I trust Alton Brown...every one of his recipes I've tried has turned out great.

I wasn't sure what I did was going to work, though, because these are the alterations I made: I used pre-cooked microwavable bacon and Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, and cooked the whole thing in the microwave for forty seconds.

Anyway, it worked! Not only that, but it was WONDERFUL, with a really nice balance of sweet, salty, and crunchy...I haven't figured out the exact calorie count yet, but it shouldn't be too bad either--80 calories of bacon, 10 calories of Splenda, and the one thing I'm not sure about was the 3/4 teaspoon of crushed walnuts, but that really shouldn't put it over the top or anything.

Of course it's not something I would eat every day, since bacon has a high fat content, but this did make a pretty nice treat!
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    I think my husband saw that episode because I remember him asking me if I thought bacon, nuts and brown sugar would be good. I was like "huh??" I'll be sure to tell him that someone has tried it and liked it! Thanks for sharing!
    2407 days ago
    Sounds weird but sooo nice! *Licks lip* Everything with bacon end up nice, sadly. XD

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    2407 days ago
    I think that sounds awesome! I might just have to try that tomorrow :)
    2407 days ago
    such a weird combo, but sometimes those taste the BEST! Just might have to try that one.
    2407 days ago
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