Sunday, December 12, 2010

Pigs in a Puddle

This week’s sweet treat is the brain child of my husband and his friends John and Bubba. They had a meeting of the minds and thought these chocolate covered goodies sounded fabulous. I had a hard time with it but I wanted to support their dream treat to its completion. I did try it and it was not great but also not as bad as I thought it would be, the boys all liked it but determined once was enough.

1 Lb. - Boneless Cooked Ham Steak (cut into sticks 3 in x 1/2 in)
1/2 C. - Brown Sugar
1/4 C. - Honey
1 Tbs. - Orange Juice
1/8 Tsp. - Cinnamon
10 oz. - Milk Chocolate Chips
6 oz. - White Chips
Small Zippy Bag

In a pot heat together the brown sugar, honey, cinnamon and orange juice. Cook until the sugar and honey have melted. Turn the heat off and place the ham into the sauce, turn to coat the meat fully. Place the ham onto a broiler pan and bake in an 375 degree oven for 20 min then turn and baste with more glaze and bake for another 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely, damp off any excess glaze from the ham so they are dry. In a double boiler over medium heat melt the chocolate chips until smooth. Drop ham into the chocolate one at a time to completely cover in the melted chocolate. Remove with a fork and place onto wax paper to air dry. Once the candy has hardened using the same double boiler method melt the white chips. Pour the melted white chocolate into the zippy bag and seal closed. Snip the end off one corner of the bag and drizzle the chocolate covered ham strips with the white chocolate. Let the candy air dry to become firm again. Store in a cool dry place, and well sealed container for a few days.

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ann said...

This sounds pretty interesting and strangely tasty. Thanks for posting this recipe.

Holly said...

LOL!! Sounds like my hubby:) Total man food!!:)

Jennie said...

I've never had anything like this. They look and sound SO good though! :)

teresa said...

haha! leave it to men....they did turn out very pretty!

bigFATcook said...

Haha, Now this IS new to me:) I never ate (or heard of) anything like this! But it still looks good!:)


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