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Occasionally my taste buds scream for something sweet and salty. Weird huh? Well I came across this recipe and it almost satisfied my slumbering taste buds, so I altered the recipe to wake up my taste buds! It did the trick! 

Step 1: Ingredients

1/2 cup reduced fat potato chips, crushed fine (put them in a zippered plastic bag and roll them with a rolling pin to crush them
1/4 cup pecans, toasted and chopped very fine
8 tablespoons salted butter, cut into 8 pieces and slightly softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
1 large egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
10 ounces chopped bittersweet chocolate
4 Slices (crispy) finely chopped bacon
Sprinkles optional

Step 2: Utensils

Several mixing bowls
Measuring cups and spoons
Mixing spoon
Broiler or 2 different size pans to melt the chocolate
Cutting board not shown
Rolling pin
Cookie sheets
Skillet
Knife
Spatula not shown
Popsicle sticks not shown
Mixer
Cooling rack optional
Serving plate
Parchment paper

Step 3: Prep Work

Place a few chips into a measuring cup.
Using your fist to break them up.
Do this until you have a little over 1/2 cup.
Pour the pieces into a zip lock bag.
Use the rolling pen to crush them smaller.
Add more if needed to make 1/2 cup of crushed potato chips.

Step 4: Line Cookie Sheet

Line the cookie sheet with Parchment paper.
Pre-heat oven 350F

Step 5: Cook Bacon

Cook the bacon until crispy and chop it fine.

Step 6: Nuts

Lightly brown pecans on the stove top.
Finely chop the pecans.
I did it reverse but it would be best to brown them first.

Step 7: Chocolate

I used 2 pans to broil the chocolate.
Fill the larger pan about 1/2  with water.
Place on the stove top.
Remove the wrappers from the chocolate and place them into the pan.
Set aside until time to melt the chocolate.

Step 8: Measure Ingredients

3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup reduced fat potato chips, crushed fine (put them in a zippered plastic bag and roll them with a rolling pin to crush them
1/4 cup pecans, toasted and chopped very fine
1/4 teaspoon salt (yes, really! Don't leave it out.)
8 tablespoons butter, cut into 8 pieces and slightly softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup confectioner's sugar

1 large egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
10 ounces chopped bittersweet chocolate

Step 9: Mix Dry Ingredients

Combine potato chips, flour, and pecans into a bowl.

Step 10: Butter

Cut the butter into tablespoon slices if you haven't already.
Allow to soften if you haven't already.
Add butter to sugars.
Beat butter and both sugars in a mixer until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined.

Step 11: Combine

Slowly add flour mixture to the butter mixture until completely combined.
Add bacon

Step 12: Roll Into Balls

Roll dough into 1-inch balls.
Stick a Popsicle stick in the center.
Shape around the stick until they hold together.
Slightly press flat.
I made 2 kinds some on a stick and some not.
Place on cookie sheet about 3 inches apart.

 

Step 13: Bake

Bake for 5 minutes, rotate cookie sheet and bake for another 5 minutes, watching the cookies during the second 5 minutes to make sure they don't get too brown.

Step 14: Cool

Cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet, then cool completely on a rack.

Step 15: Dip

Dip each cookie almost halfway into the chocolate.
Sprinkle with Bacon or Sprinkles, or both.
Place on a cookie sheet covered with waxed paper and refrigerate until chocolate has hardened.

Step 16: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

Serve and enjoy! 


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Sunshiine
Superb! Tasty, tasty, tasty and even tastier because it is on a stick!
Thanks for stopping by Penny! I loved them. I have seen many people here make bacon sweets and I just had to try it. Have a great day! <br>Sunshiine
Looks like something I should make for my sweetie!! Though he would probably say to skip the cookie and chocolate and just cook bacon on a stick! (Wonder if that qualifies for the cake pops contest??) <br>Questions: Does the stick go in as you're baking or afterward? And if it goes in while you're baking, does it change the time? <br> <br>I love your instructables and your final thoughts! <br>Artfully yours!
Thanks for your comment! I entered it in the cake pops contest, we will see if it qualifies. I put the stick in before baking. I think it would be tricky to try and add it later. I did not notice any difference in the baking time. Thanks for your compliments! Have a great day! <br>sunshiine

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