Candy trends more Valentine’s Day than Father’s Day, but then, most sweets aren’t spotted with chunks of bacon. Most sweets also aren’t created in New Orleans.
Leah’s Pralines, purchased by “Great Aunt Leah” in 1944 hasn’t altered many of its recipes in more than 70 years. The pralines (of which the shop makes nearly 300 a day) are rich and creamy, while the brittle is thin, cracking on the tongue (thanks to a method called “stretching the brittle,” in which it’s spread thin at 300 degrees, the hard crack stage for sugar, to cool and harden).
But about five years ago, a momentous decision was made: What if bacon was added to the pecan brittle? As you can imagine, the result is savory, sweet, and thoroughly addicting. Good luck not eating an entire box in one sitting.
Maybe your pops can take that challenge. You might be able to find out. Leah’s Pralines is offering a box of bacon pecan brittle to a deserving dad this Father’s Day though The Daily South.
Tell us what food your dad inexplicably loves in the comments below for a chance to win this delicious box of bacon pecan brittle.
The contest begins today and ends Sunday, June 14. Official rules here.