Introduction: Super Quick Chocolate Covered Bacon With Spinkles
Bacon in an form is pretty awesome, so why wouldn't chocolate covered bacon be just as awesome if not awesomer?
Step 1: Details, Ingredients and Assumptions
The idea here is to cook your bacon and get it onto skewers and drip it into the chocolate. For the sake of speed and ease I used chocolate flavored almond bark, it's simple to use and hardens up pretty fast.
Here's what you need:
1 pound of bacon (about 28 slices)
28 short bamboo kabob skewers
1/2 pound of chocolate flavored almond bark (or about)
I'm assuming you have a coffee cup, frying pan and a microwave oven. I'm also assuming you know how to cook bacon.
Step 2: Melting the Chocolate
Since we're using almond bark the melting of the "chocolate" is fairly easy. Start with 2 cubes of the almond bark in the coffee cup and microwave them on 100% power for 1 minute. This should melt them down enough to add 2 more cubes. Microwave these 4 cubes for another minute, stirring after removing the mug from the microwave. Be careful the cup handle might be hot. Do this until you have melted 6 cubes (1/2 pound)
Step 3: Frying and Skewering the Bacon
I assume you know how to fry bacon, just as the bacon has finished cooking is when you need to skewer it. Bacon is still soft at this point and wont get crispy until after you take it out of the pan. Use a fork to keep you fingers out of the hot oil and put all of the bacon on skewers. I cooked about 5 pieces at a time. Set skewered bacon on a plate covered with paper towels to soak up excess oil.
Step 4: Coating Bacon With Chocolate
Pull off a sheet of wax paper and set it out on a counter top. Dip your skewered bacon into the coffee cup of melted "chocolate" and use a small spoon to completely cover the bacon slice, be sure to remove any excess "chocolate" with the spoon. Lay the covered bacon slices about 1/4" apart on the wax paper. Repeat these step until all of you bacon is covered.
This is a good time to add your sprinkles or nuts if you feel like jazzing things up a bit.
Step 5: Wrap Up
I left my "chocolate" covered bacon out on the counter at room temp. to harden up and it worked out nicely. Be sure to store any uneaten (if there are any) pieces in the fridge. They should be fine in the fridge for up to a week.