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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Chocolate Covered Bacon Recipe

       One of my favorite party recipes is CHOCOLATE COVERED BACON.  When I first heard of this, I almost gagged but it is surprisingly delicious.  We love it.  Salty and sweet never tasted so good together.   They make great gifts and they are great to sell at bazaars and bake sales.
   This recipe was a winner in a contest by Oklahoma New's Channel 6 and the Oklahoma Pork Council.  Check it out: Recipe Madness Contest.

      They are also super easy to make.  All you need is thick sliced bacon (the thicker the better), semi-sweet chocolate chips and shortening.     To begin:  place the bacon on a cookie sheet and place it in a preheated 400 degree oven.  Bake for 20 min.  You can cook it for a shorter amount of time for softer bacon but I think the crisp bacon works so much better.  Once the bacon is cooked, blot it with a paper towel to absorb the oil and remove from pan to cool.  As it cools, place the chocolate chips (1 bagful/2 c.) into a microwave safe bowl.  Add in 2 T. shortening and "nuke" for 30 seconds at a time, stirring often, until completely melted.
     Once the mixture is melted, use a pastry brush or the back side of a teaspoon to coat one side of the bacon completely.  Once that side is completely dry, turn over and coat the back side.   Package them up prettily or eat them.
    Here is how mine turned out!
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Chocolate covered bacon




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28 comments:

  1. WOW! I never thought of putting chocolate and bacon together-then again the other day I tried maple bacon ice cream, and it was DELCIOUS!! MIght have to try this one.

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  2. Danielle, it really is good. So, how was the maple bacon ice cream? Never heard of it. I am so glad you read my blog and hope you come back again!

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  3. I keep hearing about this & I have to admit that at first I thought it would be gross, but the idea is growing on me. I think I might be ready to try it. ;) Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I am wanting to try this, I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/05/show-your-stuff-26.html

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    1. Julie, thank you for stopping by. I am heading to your blog now!

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  5. I'd also like to invite you to share with us at Scratch Cookin' Tuesday. Gotta love that bacon!

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  6. Wow Melody! I'd love to try these some time! Thanks for sharig this unique recipe at The Becoming Kitchen Friday Link-up!

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    1. Julie, I hope you do try it out and let me know what you think!

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  7. I must say, this definitely caught me by surprise ;) We don't eat pork, or much other meat for that matter, but I'm wondering how this would work for turkey bacon...Hmmm... Thanks for sharing at Tiny Tip Tuesday!

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    1. Sarah, I actually use Turkey Bacon to make these. I haven't eaten regular bacon in years. It'll work! :-)

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  8. i LOVE chocolate covered bacon. I wouldn't try it for the longest time because it wierded me out too. But it rocks!!! Nicely done!

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    1. Erin, I know what you mean but the tastes compliment each other so well. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Oh bacon, how do I love thee, let me count the ways!! :-)
    Here, we coat the bacon with brown sugar and bake it, call it Pig Candy! :-) Yours sounds delicious, Thanks!
    I'm visiting from Whatever you want Wednesday!
    ~Dorothy~

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    1. Dorothy, my thoughts exactly! :-) I had never heard of pig candy. I'll have to try it out sometime. Do you just sprinkle brown sugar on the uncooked bacon and bake it or do you mix the brown sugar with something to make a paste?
      Thank you for stopping by,
      Melody

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  10. OMG this looks crazy but my guys will LOVE it! Thanks for sharing on the homemade holiday party.

    Marilyn
    4you-withlove.blogspot.com

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    1. Marilyn, thank you for hosting and for dropping by. I am eager to find out if your guys liked this or not. It really tastes good. The flavors really compliment each other (as hard as that is to believe). :-)
      Melody

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  11. This sounds delicious, we might just have to try it :)

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    1. I think you will like it if you get up the nerve to taste it. lol
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. A local chocolate store sells this every year around Christmas. When I first heard of it I wondered how to make it myself for a friend of mine who LOVES bacon. Thanks for the help!

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    1. Kelli, wow now you can make your own! :-)

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  13. Wow! Stopping by from the Clever Chicks Blog Hop, Chocolate covered bacon sounds AMAZING! I will have to try this, I know it will be a hit this Christmas! -Heather www.greeneggsandgoats.com

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    1. Heather, thank you for stopping by. Chocolate covered bacon is amazing. :-) Heading to your blog now!

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  14. Holy cow. Does it get any better than this?? :)
    Thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Kathy, Glad you like it. I linked up with you all again this week. I appreciate you hosting!

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  15. i love love LOVE chocolate and bacon. sprinkle a little sea salt on there, woo boy.

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    1. That does sound good. I use sea salt alot but never thought about using it here. I'll have to try it soon. Thanks for stopping by and for the idea!

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  16. I've seen this idea floating around, but thought it would be gross, even though I'm a lover of both bacon and chocolate. It's growing on me though. Thank you so much for sharing with Saturday Spotlight. Have a great week and come back soon!

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