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The month of November is one I always look forward to. It marks the beginning of the holidays and it’s when I truly get into the spirit of the seasons. It may be hectic from start to finish but at the same time it’s packed with a ton of fun festive activities in which I enjoy. These include my birthday, Thanksgiving, my favorite sport of Black Friday shopping, and a TON of baking. Over time I have become assigned by friends and family to prepare the desserts so naturally I am always looking to bring a new to the table, literally! This year I am using my favorite Kraft products to do so.
If there is one thing that always brings family, friends, and even neighbors together- it’s good food. Since I can remember, Thanksgiving has always been that one holiday in which our dinner table is never restricted to just family. Everyone is welcome and in my opinion this is the true meaning of the day. Connecting with those you care about, enjoying delicious dishes, and sharing what we are thankful for. Is there anything better? Probably not but these Maple Bacon Magic Bars are guaranteed to sweeten up those special moments!
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1 teaspoon of maple extract (optional)
- 1/2 cup of melted butter or margarine
- 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
- 1 packages of Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate coarsely chopped
- 1 1/3 cups of Baker’s Angel Flake Sweetened Coconut
- 1 cup of Planter’s Dry Roasted Peanuts finely chopped
- 2 cups of KRAFT Caramel Bits
- 2 cups of cooked maple bacon crumbled
1. Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease a 13×9 glass baking dish. Combine melted butter and maple extract in small dish. Add mixture evenly to the bottom of the dish, sprinkling graham cracker crumbs on top until completely covered. Pat crumbs into the dish to soak up maple butter. Pour condensed milk on top of graham cracker layer.
2. Add layer of coarsely chopped semi sweet chocolate.
3. Add layer of finely chopped dry roasted peanuts on top of chocolate.
4. Add layer of sweet coconut flakes.
5. Add a generous layer of caramel bits.
6. Bake for 15 minutes and remove from the oven to scatter a layer of crumbled maple bacon pieces on top. Stick bars back in the oven for another 10 minutes. Allow to cool, cut and serve.
Everything you need to make these sweet and salty dessert bars can be found at your nearest Walmart. I love how they turned out but you can always alternate the type of nuts used and even add other ingredients like oats to make them thicker. These Maple Bacon Bars are the perfect holiday treat to share with friends, family, or yourself!
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