Frugal Foodie Mama: Candied Bacon S'mores Pizza {& A Core Bamboo Giveaway!}

Monday, August 25, 2014

Candied Bacon S'mores Pizza {& A Core Bamboo Giveaway!}

A soft, graham cracker pizza crust is topped with gooey marshmallow cream, chocolate chips, crunchy graham pieces, and smoky candied bacon in this Candied Bacon S'mores Pizza...
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Today marks the fourth and final week of Bacon Month 2014, folks.
But don't you all fret because I have happened to save the best for last...
Bacon for dessert.
For the entire week.

Some of you all may already know what I am talking about. How perfectly salty & smoky bacon pairs with sweets.
And some of you may be balking at the idea at the moment.  But I only ask that you do try not to knock it until you have tried it. ;)
And a good place to start your adventure with bacon for dessert would be with this Candied Bacon S'mores Pizza...

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Candied Bacon S'mores Pizza

by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: Approx 30 minutes total
Ingredients (1 pizza= 6 servings)
    For the Candied Bacon
    • 3-4 slices of bacon
    • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
    • Pinch or 2 of ground black pepper
    For the Pizza Dough
    • 1 cup flour
    • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
    • 1 packet (1/4 oz) active dry yeast
    • 2 tbsp sugar
    • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
    • 1/2 cup very warm water
    • 2 tsp unsalted butter, melted
    • 3.5 oz of marshmallow creme or fluff
    • 1/2 cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
    • 1 sheet of graham crackers broken into bite size pieces
    For the Candied Bacon
    Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
    Put the bacon slices in a bowl & toss them with the pepper & brown sugar.
    Cover a baking sheet with foil and arrange the bacon in a single layer on top. If you have any sugar leftover in the bowl, sprinkle it over top of the bacon. Top the bacon with another layer of foil and top it, squarely, with another baking sheet. The baking sheet will flatten the bacon as it cooks.

    Place the tray in the center of the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Check the bacon by lifting the top tray and foil carefully. If it is not golden brown and fairly crispy, cook it for 10 to 15 minutes longer. Check it again.
    Remove the top baking sheet and foil and transfer to the bacon to a paper towel lined plate. Allow to cool.

    For the Pizza Dough
    Turn the oven up to 400 degrees.
    Whisk together the 1 cup flour, graham cracker crumbs, yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add the very warm water and butter. Mix until well blended, about 1 minute. Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Dough should form a ball and will be slightly sticky. Knead on a floured surface, adding additional flour if necessary, until smooth and elastic, about 4 minutes.
    Roll dough on a floured counter to 12-inch circle & then place in a greased pizza pan or baking sheet.

    Evenly spread the marshmallow fluff over the prepared pizza dough, leaving about an 1/2 inch diameter on the outside to form your crust. Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the marshmallow cream. Press the graham cracker pieces into the marshmallow to fill in the empty spaces.
    Bake for 10-12 minutes.
    The pizza is done when the crust & marshmallow cream are lightly golden brown.
    While the pizza is baking, roughly chop your candied bacon slices.

    After the pizza is done baking, immediately press the candied bacon pieces evenly into the still gooey marshmallow topping.
    Wait at least 10 minutes before cutting.
    Cut into 6 even slices & serve.

    Candied Bacon recipe adapted from THIS ONE from Food Network.
    Pizza Dough recipe adapted from THIS ONE from Fleischmann's Yeast.
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    This pizza for dessert really can't be beat with it's perfectly soft graham cracker crust, gooey marshmallow & chocolate, all studded with graham cracker pieces and sweet & smoky bacon.

    Psssttt.. love the bamboo set you see me serving this amazing dessert pizza on? Be sure to scroll down for your chance to win one! ;)
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    Are you already a hard core fan of bacon for dessert? Or a skeptical novice? ;)

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    I have a feeling some of you all have been eyeing that gorgeous bamboo pizza set that I served up this Candied Bacon S'mores Pizza on. 
    I mean, seriously. It makes me want to make a new pizza every other day of the week. And the fact that it is scored already? Awesome. Perfectly cut & even slices every single time.
    Well, guess what? My friends over at Core Home want to give one of my lucky readers this very same Core Bamboo Ultimate Pizza Set! And just because it is Bacon Month, I am throwing in the fun Bacon Makes Everything Better kitchen towel from Kreations by Design you see pictured below... ;)
    Core Bamboo Ultimate Pizza Set & Bacon Kitchen Towel Giveaway! via #baconmonth\
    Core Home provided me with a Core Bamboo Ultimate Pizza Set to enjoy and review. I was not compensated for hosting this giveaway in any other way.

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