Desserts

Cashew Bacon Caramel Corn

The taste of this caramel corn will BLOW. YOUR. MIND! I came up with the idea while watching a cooking show about bacon. Go figure. I started to think about all the things I hadn't heard bacon go into...yet...and then I hit upon popcorn and ultimately caramel corn! If it has been done before, I didn't know about it, so I'm going to take full credit for it! You can thank me anytime. HAHA!

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1 cup unpopped popcorn
2 tablespoons canola oil
3/4 pound bacon, cooked, drained (reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings) and crumbled.
2 1/4 cups salted cashews
2 sticks salted butter
2 1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup real maple syrup
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
additional salt for sprinkling
-In a large, heavy bottomed pot over medium heat (and working in two batches) add 3 tablespoons of the canola oil and 1/2 cup of the unpopped corn. Cover the pot and pop the corn making sure you remove the...
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Nutritions

Calories
953

Sodium
813mg
33% DV

Fat
65g
100% DV

Protein
11g
22% DV

Carbs
79g
27% DV

Fiber
3g
12% DV

Low-and-slow baked baby back ribs feature a zesty dry rub, sweet and tangy barbecue sauce, and tender, fall-off-the-bone meat! There's no need to tend to a grill or a smoker, because the oven does all of the work. Serve the southern oven baked baby back ribs alongside coleslaw, cornbread, collard greens or mac and cheese for an easy dinner that the whole family will love!

Dry Rub:
1 c brown sugar
1/3 c smoked paprika
1/4 c kosher salt
8 t chili powder
8 t onion powder
8 t garlic powder
Ribs:
2 racks baby back ribs ( about 3.5 lbs. total )
1 c bbq dry rub
bbq sauce ( for basting and serving )
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  • Adjust the oven rack to the middle position. Preheat the oven to 300° F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the ingredients for the dry rub. Set...
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Nutritions

Calories
772

Sodium
11524mg
480% DV

Fat
27g
43% DV

Protein
37g
75% DV

Carbs
95g
32% DV

Fiber
5g
22% DV