Sunday, January 22, 2012

Chocolate covered bacon

Gay over at tu tu knits inspired me to make some chocolate covered bacon. I don't really eat that much chocolate or bacon. They are, after all, full of saturated fat, and I'm all about limiting my intake of saturated fat. However, this doesn't mean that I can't enjoy a small treat now and again.
I baked my bacon at 350 degrees in a convection oven. That's probably about 375 degrees in a conventional oven. I used a broiler pan so that they would not be swimming in grease as they cooked. I baked them until they were browned, and it took longer than I expected -- probably at least 25 minutes. Here they are after being baked and cut into smaller pieces.


For chocolate, I used Ghirardelli 70% cacao baking chocolate. I melted it in a double boiler and dipped the bacon and placed them on wax paper. Here they are after dipping before going into the fridge for cooling.


It didn't take long for the chocolate to harden. Here they are in their finished state. They were delicious!

One taster suggested a 60% cacao. Another suggested perhaps a thicker cut bacon would be nice. I used a smoked bacon, and I'm thinking that a peppered bacon might interesting.

5 comments:

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I've never had chocolate covered bacon, but we used to use sugar or brown sugar to form a glaze on our pan-fried bacon after flipping it.

Mr. Puffy said...

This looks decadently delicious!!! I love bacon but rarely indulge but can imagine how savory this is ~ enjoy :)

Ellen Bloom said...

Yum!! This sounds fantastic!

Kristen said...

Thank you for posting a comment on my blog. You will LOVE Ladera Garden Center, it's so close I just don't know why I don't get there more often. As for the bacon recipe, I have never heard of such a thing, but it sounds delicious!

Anonymous said...

I JUST TRIED THIS LAST SATURDAY AND NOW I AM HOOKED, WILL BE MAKING IT THIS WEEKEND, LOVE IT