I'm just sitting here sweating.......bleh. Anywho, let's talk about Canada. No lies, I love living in this country for a lot of reasons, but lets keep these brief(ish)-lets just talk about our food!
I wanted to make a Canada Day treat to honour our countries birthday, and the usual things come to mind: red and white like our flag (strawberry shortcake, anyone?), but I'm not much for being predictable, so I thought, "tastes of Canada?" Out west? Beef. Out east? Seafood. Quebec? Poutine...none of these things screamed "make me into a dessert!" The idea just made me a little ill actually...and made my husband laugh at me.
I dunno...anyway, I thought about one of my favourite foods...maple syrup! Oh man, this country can produce maple syrup like its nobodies business! O.k, so, moving on from maple syrup, us Canadians love bacon (we're only 7th in the world as far as producers of it, but that's not too bad!). And maple bacon is a favourite among many (my husband excluded!). A lot of people appreciate a plate with pancakes, bacon, and the syrup being "allowed" to touch both!
So, we've got maple syrup, bacon, and what else could we add...not 'exactly' Canadian, but we eat it a lot in this Canadian house: chocolate! :) Phew, that took a lot of thinking on this hot, hot day! So, speaking of hot, let's not use the oven at all for this dessert!!! I'm melting!!!!!! O.k., we've got to cook some bacon, but that's not too bad!
Maple Bacon Crispy Squares with Chocolate
So, these squares have a hint of salty, smokey bacon, a hint of maple syrup, and a lovely chocolate top keeping it all real.
If you're heading to a Canada Day party, make these to bring along! Some people will love them, and some people won't even try them! Haha, just being honest!
Any maple & bacon lovers or haters out there? Share your feelings!
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