Chocolate Dipped Bacon

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Chocolate dipped bacon is an instant dynamic duo. It's incredibly easy to make and a crowd pleaser every time with it's union of salty, crunchy, cured bacon and smooth, creamy, sugary chocolate. 

You'll find it won't stay on the plate too long. Whip it up for your next party, decadent morning brunch, or just for fun. Enjoy, I did. :D
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Step 1: Things You'll Need

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Gather the following:
  • 1/2 Cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 Cup White Chocolate Chips*
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/2 Pound of Bacon
  • Double Boiler**
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Spoon to Stir
  • Wax Paper
  • Aluminum Foil
  • 1 Ziplock Bag
*NOTE: I just used the white chocolate for decorative detail. You can omit them from the recipe and just use your semisweet chocolate if you'd like. You could also make white chocolate covered bacon and omit the semisweet chocolate. Get creative!

**NOTE: You can substitute a pot with water covered with a bowl for a double boiler. You can also melt your chocolate chips in the microwave--if this is the case, follow the alternate instructions in step 3. 

Step 2: Bacon

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You'll want to cook your bacon first. I've found that the easiest way to get a large quantity of straight cooked bacon is in the oven. There is a great Instructable on this method if you want more detailed information. 

Here are the steps I took:
  1. Preheat your oven to 400F (204C).
  2. Wrap a cookie sheet in aluminum foil. This will make it easier to clean up later. 
  3. Lay your bacon strips on your cookie sheet. If you'd like bite sized chocolate bacon strips later, cut your bacon into halves or thirds now before you cook it. 
  4. Place in your oven for 15-20 minutes, depending on your desired crispy bacon texture. Structurally, I've found that just barely crispy is good for your final chocolate covered bacon.
  5. Remove your bacon from the oven and allow to cool on a paper towel covered plate. This will absorb remaining bacon grease.
hjensen41 year ago
this just look so wrong
but it is so right

my teen son should never see this! I'll probably make it for his birthday.

I made dark chocolate bacon cupcakes and these would have made better toppers than just the plain bacon. Next time!

pkodack1 year ago
While the chocolate is still soft, sprinkle a pinch of course sea salt. It adds a whole new flavor note.
ahorn81 year ago

I made a Kosher Vegan version called Carob coated Tempeh Strips!

taz99taz1 year ago

Has anyone tryed the combo? is it good? I want to make some cuz it looks awesome but i want to know if its worth a shot. :)

thehbird1 year ago
Ok I typed hunger games in the search bar and up popped chocolate covered bacon
Mixey 1011 year ago

yummm delicious i should try it

MonkiMan1 year ago

chocolate and bacon, MUST HAVE NOW!

coolsista91 year ago
I've never tried this before- sounds pretty nice though

Oh yum, these looks great and I love the white chocolate decorations!