Meaty Treats for Your Sweetheart

Anyone can buy a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day. Express your feelings – and show off your skills – with something homemade for your sweetheart. And if that certain someone is a committed carnivore, these treats with a little meat will be most welcome.

Our top five recipes for tasty comestibles lean heavily on bacon, because sweet and savory make the perfect pair.

1. Bacon Brittle

This bacon-studded, sweet and salty confection is a favorite among D’Artagnan staff, and it will be a special favorite of yours once you try it. Great for gifts anytime of the year, our Bacon Brittle is especially nice for your sweetheart at Valentine’s Day. Say it with bacon.


2. Bacon Duck Fat Caramel Corn

Curling up to watch a romantic movie? This popcorn will satisfy on all levels – it’s savory, sweet, salty, crispy, and chewy. The easy recipe can also be made ahead of time, leaving you more time for snuggling.


3. Maple Oatmeal Cookies with Bacon & Apple

This is pure bacon love. Our hearty oatmeal cookies are studded with crumbled bacon, toasted pecans, and two kinds of apples, then sprinkled with maple sugar for that something extra. They’re sweet and salty, chewy and crisp – delicious no matter when you eat them. We believe that a box of these on February 14th will make a lasting impression.


4. Duck Fat Caramels

Does your significant other have a sweet tooth? The duck fat in this recipe gives the caramel a silky, melt-in-your-mouth consistency. This delightful confection makes a unique gift for those who can’t resist the combination of sea salt and caramel. Wrap each candy in waxed paper, and use a pretty box for presentation.


5. Maple Bacon Doughnuts

Everyone loves doughnuts. And these tender old fashioned doughnuts are brought to another dimension of flavor with a creamy maple glaze and crispy bacon. Baked, not fried, they are not hard for a home cook to make. But they will earn sighs of delight…
Are you making something special for Valentine’s Day? Let us know in the comments, or on social media. Tag @dartagnanfoods on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and show us what’s cooking!

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