When I asked my husband what he wanted for Valentine’s Day, he replied without hesitation “that chocolate bacon you made last year!” I guess it’s that good🙂
The recipe is a super easy one… if you can make bacon and melt chocolate, then you can make this delicious treat! I started by candying the bacon with brown sugar, then once it was cool, I dipped each piece of bacon in chocolate, placed in on my roul’pat, and sprinkled with sea salt. Pretty easy right? Yet it’s sweet and salty – delicious and just so, so rich!
To make this Chocolate-Dipped, Candied Bacon you will need:
1 lb thick cut bacon
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 bag chocolate chips of your choice (I used semi-sweet)
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon sea salt, for garnish
Here is what you do:
Line a rimmed, jelly roll pan with aluminum foil and place the bacon in a single layer. Sprinkle each piece of bacon with brown sugar. You may not need to use the full 1/3 cup the recipe calls for.
Put the pan in a cold oven and turn the heat on to 400. Set the timer for 15 minutes. When your timer goes off, turn each piece of bacon and sprinkle with more brown sugar if you would like. Cook the bacon for another 7-10 minutes until just crispy.
Let the bacon cool completely – you can even put it in the refrigerator for 10-20 minutes to speed the process. Then I cut each piece in half to make the dunking more manageable.
Add the chocolate and the coconut oil to a small bowl and microwave at 30 second intervals. As soon the chips start to melt together, stop! Don’t overdo it or you’ll end up with chunky, grainy chocolate. Now it’s time to start dipping!
Dip each piece of the bacon into the semisweet chocolate. Let any excess drip off and then lay the dipped bacon on a Roul’Pat or a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Repeat with all the bacon slices. Sprinkle each piece with a little sea salt. The put the sheet tray in the refrigerator so the chocolate can set up, about 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from the sheet tray and enjoy! If you don’t finish it all in one sitting, you’ll want to store the bacon in the refrigerator.
Hope you enjoy!
~ julie ~