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How To Make Chocolate Covered Bacon

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 2 13

Two great tastes! How can you ever go wrong with Chocolate? Do you know anyone who doesn't like bacon? Two great tastes, would they be even greater together?

Recently, people have been finding the combination of the salty, smoky taste of bacon, combined with the rich, wonderful taste of chocolate absolutely irresistible together. Chocolate covered bacon is now available commercially, but it is quite expensive. Is it possible to make this delightful creation yourself? Absolutely! It is actually quite easy.

To make your own chocolate covered bacon, start by making some bacon. Be sure to cook it thoroughly and if in doubt error toward the crispy side. The crunch of crispy bacon is one of the keys to success with your own chocolate covered bacon. Of course, the better the quality of the bacon, the better the quality of your final product. If you need a reminder of how to cook bacon there is a summary at How To Make And Freeze Cooked Bacon. Don't forget you can also freeze the cooked bacon and turn it into chocolate covered bacon later.

Once you have some crispy cooked bacon, you are ready to address the chocolate side of things. You can use whatever chocolate you like, based on your own preferences. Some folks like very dark chocolate, whereas others prefer milk chocolate. Some like semi-sweet chocolate of the type used in chocolate chip cookies. Keep in mind, though, that just because you like a certain kind of chocolate, it doesn't necessarily follow that you will like chocolate covered bacon made from that type of chocolate better than some other combination. Hence, it is important to do some experimenting to determine what type of chocolate to make your chocolate covered bacon from. I personally prefer milk chocolate as a covering for my bacon. I simply buy milk chocolate chips (not semi-sweet chocolate chips) from the supermarket and use them.

Once you have selected your chocolate, then it is time to melt the chocolate. You will need enough chocolate to dip your bacon in for as many pieces of bacon as you care to make. Put enough chocolate into a pyrex measuring cup such that it will give you enough molten chocolate to dip your bacon in. Put it in the microwave and start the microwave while observing the chocolate. When it is almost fully melted, stop the microwave and remove the measuring cup of chocolate.

Hold a piece of cooked bacon in a pair of tongs and immerse it into the molten chocolate. When it is fully covered, remove the bacon and place it on a sheet of wax paper. Or course, placing the chocolate covered bacon on the wax paper will cause the chocolate to harden with flat spots where the bacon touches the paper. If the aesthetics of the final product matter to you, you will need to devise a way of allowing the chocolate to harden without laying it flat. The best way to do this is to suspend the bacon such that it is hanging from one end. I personally don't really mind the flat spots in the chocolate so laying it on wax paper works fine for me.

After the chocolate has hardened, it is time to eat it. If you want to save it later, place it on wax paper in a reseal-able refrigerator container such as Tupperware. If you prefer more chocolate on each piece you can re-dip it after it has hardened and make your own "Double-Dipper Chocolate Covered Bacon".


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Comments

Dec 16, 2010 2:39pm
divaonline
Yikes! Just when I thought I had been tempted by every chocolate concoction available! You make a good point when you mention that not all types of chocolate might be appropriate for this. But what fun trying! Great article!
Dec 17, 2010 6:16pm
aguy
Thanks!

It may sound strange, but it really IS good. I think salty, smoky, sweet goes together nicely!
May 3, 2011 10:00am
Scale-of-1-to-10
This sounds really gross... but I enjoyed reading the article. :D Keep up the good work!
May 3, 2011 12:39pm
Lynsuz
Sounds very strange, but everyone has their own tastes. Great article none the less. Thanks for sharing.
Jun 13, 2011 4:55pm
aguy
Well, you can't go wrong with bacon, and you can't go wrong with chocolate. How could it not work together?

Actually, I just did it as an experiment, but I'm glad I did.... I gave it a try and it was awesome.
Jul 24, 2011 1:01pm
kims3003
This is most interesting. Many say the saltiness of the bacon and the sweetness of the chocolate are to die for.
Nov 8, 2011 2:52pm
aguy
Salt and sweet do go great together!

Give it a try.
Nov 28, 2011 11:14pm
tekaha
i can't wait to try this! bacon is my dh's favorite food and chocolate is mine lol.
Dec 23, 2011 12:01am
aguy
Absolutely! Bacon is great. Chocolate is great. How could they not go great together?
Sep 24, 2012 9:29pm
claudslewis
Interesting.. I've tried making various chocolate covered things at home, but never thought of bacon! I'll try this soon. It must be the smokiness that makes it work. Thanks for the idea!
Sep 24, 2012 11:35pm
aguy
Yeah - I think it is the smoke, the salt, the sweet, and the meat that all works together.

Let me know if you try it!
Sep 24, 2012 11:35pm
aguy
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Dec 30, 2012 1:46am
eileen
Wow I would never have even thought of this. Will have to show my daughter.
Dec 31, 2012 12:20pm
aguy
Hi Eileen, great to see you here!

Yes - I tried it one day on a lark a long time ago and I really liked it. Then, later, seems like it caught on (not from me) and became a bit popular.

You might want to try some different kinds of chocolate to see what you like best.

Thanks for stopping by! Let us know if you or your daughter try it.
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