Chocolate Covered Bacon
A little over a year ago, a couple of my friends were talking about chocolate covered bacon, going for about $10 per pound at a local shop. At first I thought, “Eww, no thanks!” but as I thought more about this, I thought about the contrast between sweet and salty combination that I seem to enjoy so much, so I decided to give it a try. At $10 a pound though, I figured I could come up with my own.
I took any chocolate I had around the house. I ended up with a mix of milk, dark, and white chocolates. Then I baked my bacon in the oven on a cookie sheet until cooked to my desired crispiness. I prefer my bacon a bit on the chewy side. If the bacon is too crispy, it can break while trying to coat in chocolate. Set bacon aside to cool. Meanwhile, I broke the chocolate into small pieces into a glass bowl and microwaved on high heat for 30 seconds. I stirred it gently and put it back in the microwave and continue to heat for 30 seconds until fully melted. (You can also choose to melt the chocolate using the double boiler method, but I used the microwave for convenience.) I then dipped the bacon, one slice at a time, into the melted chocolate. I decided to leave an inch of the bacon slice without chocolate for a “handle” so to speak, but liking melted chocolate off of your fingers while eating chocolate covered bacon isn’t a horrible thing either. 😉 Place chocolate covered bacon on cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 30 minutes. Eat and enjoy!