Bacon Skewers With Caramel and Ganache

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Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- Bacon Skewers with Caramel and Ganache at the Capital Chefs' Showcase party honoring chefs, caterer and sponsors of the upcoming Cancer Services benefit showcase.
Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- Bacon Skewers with Caramel and Ganache at the Capital Chefs' Showcase party honoring chefs, caterer and sponsors of the upcoming Cancer Services benefit showcase.

Makes 15 skewers. Recipe prepared by Cathy Black is from CuisineAtHome.com.

1 lb. bacon (may cut in half for smaller bite)

ΒΌ cup packed brown sugar

2 tbls. unsalted butter

1 tbl. light corn syrup

5 tbls. heavy cream, divided

1 (3-oz.) milk chocolate bar, finely chopped

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and top with a rack.

2. Thread a strip of bacon onto each skewer; place on prepared rack. Cook bacon 10 minutes, flip, and cook until crisp, 10 to 15 minutes more. Transfer to a paper towel-lined baking sheet.

3. Make a caramel by boiling sugar, butter and corn syrup in a small saucepan, I minute. Whisk in 2 tablespoons heavy cream and boil 1 minute more. Remove caramel from heat; let cool 10 minutes.

4. Make a ganache by heating 3 tablespoons heavy cream until it boils; pour over chocolate in a bowl. Let the chocolate sit 5 minutes to soften, then stir until smooth.

5. Spoon caramel over one side of each bacon skewer; chill until caramel is set. Spoon the ganache over the caramel; let excess drip back into the bowl. Chill bacon until ganache is set.