Chocolate-Dipped Bacon

by Heather on May 31, 2011

I didn’t invent this.  Which means you can’t blame me for showing you how easy it is.

I mean, chocolate-dipped anything isn’t that hard as long as you use good chocolate.  And by good chocolate I mean most chocolate in general.

 

Ever since I saw the $4 double-bacon chocolate bar in a shop in Austin I’ve been wanting to smother bacon in chocolate and have a field day.  Not gluttonously, but…well…I guess dipping bacon in chocolate is gluttonous on it’s own.  Oh well.  The point remains:  I wanted to dip bacon in chocolate.  And so I did.  The end.

I will say there is an art to cooking the bacon though.  You can’t have it too crisp or it throws off the flavor combination, and you can’t have it too limp or else it just is gross to handle.  Perfect crisp bacon is an art I tell you!

 

It all starts with a cast iron skillet.  It’s true, you don’t HAVE to have one to cook bacon.  But if you want it done right a cast iron skillet is a necessity.  And those bacon drippings?  Save ‘em!  After you wash out your skillet (no soap though!) you can use the bacon drippings to re-season it.

So yes, I understand we’re approaching bathing suit season right now, and no my intention is not to tempt you to eat things that would otherwise destroy said season; I’m blaming that one on Colorado.  You see, if it would finally warm up and not be cloudy and rainy for a couple days I might be inspired to do something a bit healthier.

 

Might be.

CHOCOLATE-DIPPED BACON

  • 1/2 pound bacon, each slice cut into thirds
  • 1 cup quality semi-sweet chocolate chips (I use Ghirardelli)

Cook the bacon in a cast iron skillet over low heat until it’s starting to caramelize and brown a little on each side.  Remove as soon as you start to notice the bacon is firming up.  Let cool completely.  In a double-boiler (or a heat-safe bowl placed over – not touching – simmering water) melt the chocolate, stirring until smooth.  Remove from the heat.  Using a fork or a toothpick, roll each piece of bacon around in the chocolate until covered; place on a piece of parchment paper.  Let it solidify at room temperature for about an hour or until the chocolate has hardened.

 

EAT.

Like I said, I didn’t invent this flavor combination.  And I didn’t really make up this “recipe.”  Which means I can’t be blamed :)

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1 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen May 31, 2011

Is it bad that I’m thinking about making this on my lunch break at home? The weather is nice here though (NY) so maybe I should think twice ;)

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2 Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen May 31, 2011

This reminds me of how I’ve always liked bacon with my chocolate gravy & biscuits, but this could be an anytime snack!

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3 Jessica @ How Sweet May 31, 2011

I think I just died.

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4 Emily May 31, 2011

Amazing! I had chocolate covered bacon s’mores at a restaurant recently… Too rich though, this might be perfect – almost healthy by comparison ;)

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5 Kate@Diethood May 31, 2011

I think my appreciation for your awesome and delicious blog went up about a million notches just now. I’m about to reach through my monitor for a bite! Incredible!

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6 julie @ peanut butter fingers May 31, 2011

i am oddly intrigued by this flavor combination. :) as always your pictures are ROCKIN’! :)

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7 Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman May 31, 2011

I can never, ever make this. It will be the end of me. I can see it now, Death by Bacon Chocolate.

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8 Delishhh May 31, 2011

You need to put WARNING WARNING in the front of this post – seriously this is crule :) I am not sure when i would even try to make this – i think when i have a party would be the only good time – or i would eat it all.

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9 stacy May 31, 2011

With all this talk of bacon, I’m going to have to figure out a way to keep my husband off your site. To him, bacon is a food group. ;)

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10 Estela @ Weekly Bite May 31, 2011

You have officially made this my craving for today!

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11 Megan (Braise The Roof) May 31, 2011

Haha, I think you earned this one after the food poisoning! :) And you’re right, since you didn’t create the flavor combo, you can’t be held responsible. Those pictures look so good that I’m definitely calling you an enabler, though!

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12 Emily @ Savory and Savage May 31, 2011

*Drool* – that looks sooooo good!

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13 Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum May 31, 2011

We get this at the state fair every year and it is deeeelicious. I am sucker for the salt + chocolate combo!

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14 Lindsey @ Morningstar Project May 31, 2011

Between this site and How Sweet it Is, my beach body goal of 6 pack abs is not looking good. Ok who am I kidding that was never a goal, but this isn’t helping!

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15 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. May 31, 2011

omg yum!

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16 Beth @kitchen minions May 31, 2011

This doesn’t help my weight loss plan! I could make it work for a low-carb weight loss plan though….

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17 Amy June 1, 2011

i want that right now!!

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18 janetha @ meals & moves June 1, 2011

This may be one way for me to like bacon.. I don’t like it because of the salt, but I think the chocolate would take the edge off!

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19 Elle June 8, 2011

Damn, why did I have to even SEE this? So good!

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20 heapal February 13, 2012

Sounds like a real treat for the guys I work with. Happy Valentine’s Day Boys!

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