Wait wait wait!!!! I know what you’re thinking, chocolate+bacon=oh so wrong on so many levels. That’s the same thing I thought when I stumbled upon this recipe in Taste of Home magazines. Apparently, it’s all the rage at state fairs these days and even more so because it’s so easy and quick to whip up at home.
I’m normally not a fan of bizarre, on-a-stick, artery-clogging fair/carnival foods (well except for funnel cakes of course) but the more I pondered on this creation the more I wanted it. Even if I hated it, I so needed to satisfy my curiosity of the salty and sweet combination. No, I’m not preggers ok!
So do I dare? HECK YEAH!!! I quickly ran to Wal-mart and came home and made a batch of chocolate covered bacon.
What’s my take on this stuff? I LOVED IT!! I used turkey bacon instead of pork and I think that’s why I liked it so much. Turkey bacon isn’t that greasy and salty and well… in my opinion just tastes better. I’ll admit it though I felt really wrong for eating it at first. Especially since hubby and I basically devoured all 12 sticks in one night, but at least I can officially go on record and say “yeah, I’ve had chocolate covered bacon. And like it”
So can you! Here’s the recipe I used from Taste of Home magazine modified slightly! They are so easy to make and came out quite beautifully. You can
pretty much add on any topping you like and I must say that even though I love milk chocolate, the white chocolate was my favorite. It goes so well with the saltiness of the bacon. If you are brave enough to try it, let me know how you liked it!
Chocolate Covered Bacon Recipe
By Divas Can Cook
Recipe type: appetizer
- ￼12 strips of bacon (I used turkey)
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 2 Tablespoons shortening
- 1 cup of white chocolate Crushed pecan (topping)
- 12 wooden skewers
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Thread each piece of bacon onto the skewer.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until bacon is crisp.
- Melt milk chocolate chips and 1 Tablespoon of shortening in a bowl.
- Brush the melted milk chocolate on the bacon until coated.
- Sprinkle with chopped nuts.
- Lay across the baking pan.
- Do this for 6 of the strips of bacon.
- Melt white chocolate chips with 1 Tablespoon of shortening.
- Brush the remaining 6 strips of bacon with the white chocolate and sprinkle with pecans.
- Place into the refrigerator until chocolate is hard.