chocolate-covered bacon

by amy on 29 November 2010

BACON! it’s everywhere. no longer limited to breakfast, it’s showing up in desserts, infused cocktails, even soda (ick). while i hate to jump on the bandwagon, i must admit that i, too, adore bacon. in fact, bacon was the food that undid my seven years of vegetarianism, so it holds a special place in my heart.

i was talking bacon with foodie friends a few weeks ago, + the topic turned to chocolate-covered bacon. some loved it, some hated it, + some, like me, had never tried it. so, i decided it was time to make some, + decide for myself.

while most people dip the entire piece of bacon in chocolate, that seemed a bit much, so i decided to dip just half. in the end, that’s what i’d recommend – it looks lovely, + the amount of chocolate per bacon slice is just enough. the verdict? it’s good, really good. strangely, my palate was struggling to accept how delicious it was, as it couldn’t wrap it’s palatey mind around the fact that bacon + chocolate were being consumed together. but it’s amazing, i promise! you can put some out during a cocktail party as a snack, or, personally, i think it would be a nice addition to a cheese + meat plate. give it a try!

chocolate-covered bacon

ingredients

bacon, preferably thick-sliced (+ i like applewood smoked)
chocolate, for melting. i recommend a semi-sweet or dark chocolate

directions

cook your bacon until it’s crisp. transfer to a paper towel-lined plate + allow to cool fully.

melt chocolate in the upper part of a double boiler. dip bacon in chocolate + allow to set. depending on the saltiness of the bacon, you may want to sprinkle a bit of salt on the chocolate before it hardens.

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