I have been making this since I went to the OC fair 3 years ago, and had me some really yummy chocolate covered bacon. I decided then I would make my own version, which I'm sharing here.
* Note I halved the recipe for the purpose of this demonstration.
And remember to wash your hands before starting any cooking or baking. =]
Thanks for all the votes, guys. =]
Step 1: Gather Ingredients
*If you somehow don't like peanut butter (Gasp!) or you have an allergy, you could most certainly leave this out. But being how it makes tons of stuff better I don't know why you'd want to.
Step 2: Get Your Materials
You'll need a baking sheet, some parchment paper, a spatula, fry pan, and a double boiler or some ovenware placed over a simmering pot.
Step 3: Cook Bacon
Start off with cooking your bacon to a crisp, so it has time to cool and drain. I like to flip it a few times to ensure even cooking.
*I use the no chemical, or nitrates added kind, it's just better and you don't have to feel so guilty about eating it.
Step 4: Melt Chocolate
If your using ovenware you need to find a pot small enough for your dish to sit on top of, fill it up about half way and bring it a boil then turn low to simmer.
Break up your chocolate and add it to the dish, stir still creamy and smooth, turn off burner then swirl in the peanut butter.
* Make sure you wash your spatula first, as we don't want any cross contamination.
Step 5: Make Bark
Now crumble the bacon all over the chocolate and pour the remainder of mix on top, lightly spreading with spatula.
*It's at this point you should probably crumble the second half of that last piece of bacon on top for an extra finished look. I so would have except I had a brain fart and ate it, =[ but that's ok because it was so delicious.
Step 6: Refrigerate
Step 7: Break Apart
Store any leftover (Ya Right) in an airtight container in the fridge, to keep fresh.
*This bark recipe ends up around 600 Calories. I assure you it's well worth it, just don't eat it all in one sitting.