Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tempting Chocolate Bacon

Bacon is defined in the Urban Dictionary as, "meat candy, a lesser-known synonym for 'awesome,' and a term used for the worlds most delectable, delighted, breakfast course."

Since bacon is so amazing, why not make the man in your life a different Valentine's Day gift? How about chocolate dipped bacon on a stick? It is fairly easy to make, here are the main supplies you need:
  • Chocolate (any variety you can melt)
  • Bacon
  • Wax paper
First you cook the bacon in a pan and drain grease. Do not make it too crispy, I found my extra crispy bacon breaking very easily under the pressure of chocolate. After cooking the bacon, engulf it in chocolate, apply the stick, add toppings, and set it on the wax paper. Let it set over night in the refrigerator.

Now the fun part of this recipe is what toppers you can put on it. Be creative! I tried cereals on mine, Cocoa Puffs looked the best. Lucky Charms would be perfect for St. Patrick's day, however, not as visually appealing. Sprinkles, pretzels, caramel candies, and salt also make good toppers. Make sure to add these before the chocolate dries.

Heart sprinkles for Valentine's.

Cocoa Puffs

Another option is to first cook the bacon, dip it in maple syrup, bake it in the oven at 450° for a minute, then cover with chocolate. Or do the same technique with brown sugar. It makes a very pretty glaze on the bacon.
Brown Sugar
For a fine culinary dessert, you can make your man (and yourself) happy on Valentine's Day with a Chocolate Bacon Éclair. WalMart has mini frozen Éclairs that work perfect. The inspiration for this was my dad's idea of Churros wrapped in chocolate bacon. You can always depend on him for creative sweets.

Please share your ideas, we would love to hear them!
Nancy Jane 

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