Super Quick Chocolate Covered Bacon With Spinkles

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Introduction: Super Quick Chocolate Covered Bacon With Spinkles

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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)
wax paper


Assumptions:

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.

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    40 Comments

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    The cloud 1808
    The cloud 1808

    4 years ago

    omg I'm brother does this every time he eats bacon it's so gross and he thinks he is the only one how does this and I'm about to prove him to prove him wrong

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    shilohjim
    shilohjim

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I got some chocolate cover bacon at the state fair but was just drizzled with syrup. This looks much better. Also, how about skewering the bacon before cooking?

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    gdhenson
    gdhenson

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I tried that. The bacon needs to have complete contact with the frying pan to cook up nice and crispy. You could add oil and then it might work. Or maybe deep fry the bacon.

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    dchall8
    dchall8

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    How about skewering it and then microwaving??

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    happycabbage
    happycabbage

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    little late, but cooking bacon in the oven is great! place a cooling rack on a baking pan and lay the bacon strips on it (after skewering even). All the fat drips into the pan and they're good and crispy! Plus, if you line the pan in foil there is very little cleanup! :D

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    WorkingGunn
    WorkingGunn

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    That sounds good. what temp do you set the oven at

    Chocolate covered bacon?? You people will put anything in your mouth, think of your cholestrol!!

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    gdhenson
    gdhenson

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    What do you mean "you people"? You making fun of the Irish?

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    jeremiahthebullfrog
    jeremiahthebullfrog

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Irish? Thought this was an American idea again.
    No, got no probs with the Irish, love them. :o)

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    TimTheScarecrow
    TimTheScarecrow

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    so when you assumed it was an american invention you were in uproar?
    but upon discovering the origin was the irish, you make a clown nosed smiley face?

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    jeremiahthebullfrog
    jeremiahthebullfrog

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Ok mate this comment was left ages ago, get over it, I'm not here for a silly argument. I don't favour one country or race of people over another, just some of the foods Americans make are nauseating or seriously unhealthy, that's it

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    TimTheScarecrow
    TimTheScarecrow

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    calm down man. just messin with you.
    and trust me i know, as an american i have seen some nasty things here... such as a deep fried bar of ice cream..

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    skaar
    skaar

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    bacon's one of the leanest cuts of meat out there... unless you also drink the fat...

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    Reki3
    Reki3

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Despite what 'doctors' tell you, your body CANNOT digest fat. You can ingest a whole bucket of the stuff and nothing happens.

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    skaar
    skaar

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    which is why i mentioned it being lean... if as you assert that fat can't be digested, it's a grand idea, it's also totally irrelevant, if you drank the fat, as well as ate the meat, it'd no longer be lean.

    my wording, is in response to the way the original comment was phrased, as if eating fat will raise cholesterol.

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    Kelp_horse
    Kelp_horse

    9 years ago on Introduction

    nom nom. bacon on a stick. Seems un-necessarily but eatin it on a stick in public could be fun. Maybe you could make bacon chocolate balls or something... the possibilities are endless.

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    mcombest
    mcombest

    9 years ago on Introduction

    adding a bit of water to the pan while cooking your bacon will help emulsify the fat gently and give you more evenly cooked and crispier bacon.

    or... you can always deep fry it on the skewers.

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    ac1D
    ac1D

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Now let's make chocolate covered egg, and chocolate covered toast for the perfect breakfast!

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    BlackFang171
    BlackFang171

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    well if you hard boil the egg, peel it, and dip it in chocolate...