Kentucky Derby Snack Attack
A salty yet sweet confection made for tailgating
Adding bacon to caramel corn? Great idea. Kicking it up another notch by adding bourbon, too? Brilliant. We can hardly imagine a more quintessentially Southern treat.
Thanks to confectioner Ginna Haravon, of Salted Caramel, you can now order Bacon Bourbon Caramel Corn by the bag. But perfection wasn’t easy to come by. “It was originally just bacon caramel corn,” says Haravon, “but I kept adding more and more bourbon, which gave the recipe depth and smokiness and kept the whole thing from being too sticky sweet.”
Come Derby time, it just might be the perfect snack for the most exciting two minutes in sports. Fair warning: If you want your bag to last more than two minutes, better order the 24-ounce Pig Out pack.