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Chocolate-Covered Bacon Recipe

Chocolate-Covered Bacon Recipe

A hit at state fairs everywhere, make this salty-sweet concoction at home. Some say bacon can't get any better, but we think chocolate makes everything better! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 thick-sliced bacon strips (about 1 pound)
  • 12 wooden skewers (12 inches)
  • 6 ounces white candy coating, chopped
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • Optional toppings: chopped dried apple chips, apricots and crystallized ginger, finely chopped pecans and pistachios, toasted coconut, kosher salt, brown sugar, cayenne pepper and coarsely ground black pepper

Directions

  • 1. Thread each bacon strip onto a wooden skewer. Place on a rack in a large baking pan. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until crisp. Cool completely.
  • 2. In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Combine chocolate chips and shortening; melt in a microwave and stir until smooth.
  • 3. With pastry brushes, coat bacon on both sides with melted coatings. Top each strip as desired. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 212 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 252mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

Reviews for Chocolate-Covered Bacon

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Bryce168 User ID: 8608426 236924
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2015

"So so good yummiest"

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gld2bmom User ID: 7191733 110871
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014

"Sweet and salty flavors go so well together and chocolate covered bacon is no exception! This is a fun recipe to make as you can experiment with different toppings. I used crystallized sugar to sprinkle on top of the bacon while the chocolate was setting which turned out to be pretty and delicious. I will definitely make this recipe again!"

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randcbruns User ID: 828588 110870
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

"My family loves making these. They are the prefect combination of sweet and savory. These do take some work but when you set up stations it can be fun for all."

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Smartmonkey User ID: 7295270 189210
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2013

"You will not believe how incredible these taste until you make them!"

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hlly1000 User ID: 7134679 118717
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2013

"I stumbled on to this flavor by mistake..I was making chocolates..and had some in my mouth..hubby wanted bacon..and I took a bite of his and the two combined in my mouth was wonderful.. so..I make turkey bacon..and reg.. and broke them in pieces.. and dipped them in milk chocolate put them on a pan covered with foill and t hey are great.. I didnt think about toppings..but next.. time..heck the sweet world is my oyster.. I love this..."

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hlly1000 User ID: 7134679 129019
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2013

"I stumbled on to this flavor by mistake..I was making chocolates..and had some in my mouth..hubby wanted bacon..and I took a bite of his and the two combined in my mouth was wonderful.. so..I make turkey bacon..and reg.. and broke them in pieces.. and dipped them in milk chocolate put them on a pan covered with foill and t hey are great.. I didnt think about toppings..but next.. time..heck the sweet world is my oyster.. I love this.."

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chrisk53 User ID: 468483 191141
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2012

"We had a "bring home the bacon" party theme in honor of tax day and my contribution was this. It was a HUGE HIT even though there were some skeptics in the group. I am not much of a cook and even if I can get something to "taste" good, it never "looks" good. These looked exactly like the picture (however, I did only use the green candy coating representing money - no chocolate).

The only thing that could have been problematic was I wove the bacon a little tighter on the skewers thinking that as it cooked, it might spread out a little. It didn't, so I took it out during the baking process mid-way and kind of spread it a little. Also, I did have to flip it which was not in the directions. I think the next time I might try and bake it on its side.
BACON LOVERS - try this!!"

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HLOKTY_2011 User ID: 5623686 172508
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2011

"I havent made this yet but Im making it for Thanksgiving . . . thought Id might add a little something different to the table :)"

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Mulberry227 User ID: 4533203 191408
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"Good stuff!"

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goldbaby User ID: 4983308 129018
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2010

"I just made this recipe. I made it as it said. It was interesting. I didn't put any toppings on it. I also made it with turkey bacon. I couldn't find thick turkey bacon, so I used 2 pc instead of 1 on each skewer. I thought the taste was great. Next time I make it, I'm gonna try chopped nuts, I think that would add to the taste."

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lynn71092 User ID: 947027 172502
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2010

"Just tried this at the Wisconsin State Fair and didn't care for it because it was all chocolate and no bacon. This sounds much better using thick cut bacon and using a pastry brush to paint ithe chocolate

on. Can't wait to try it, especially after the great reviews!"

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KarenMarie53555 User ID: 2680816 105580
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2010

"If you have ever had pancakes and bacon and got syrup on your bacon I bet you didnt run screaming to the sink to wash it off! The white chocolate is awesome!"

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rsingl User ID: 2502013 121332
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2010

"I made these last night and it was yummy! I love the combination of sweet and salty ingredients."

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drbobbya User ID: 5228182 121331
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2010

"Everyone LOVED them! Who da thought!!!!"

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mercougar User ID: 4266875 189206
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2010

"I got enough people to get past the whole "weird" thought of this recipe and we all tried it. Even the people that thought the whole idea was terrible said that it actually tasted pretty good."

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o0o_nikki_o0o User ID: 505365 187481
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2010

"Loved it! First saw this from Food Network Iron Chef Michael Symon...then here. Thought those two endorsements were more than enough to give it a shot. So glad that I did. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! And for the person that rated this a 1...did you actually TRY the recipe or are you just basing the rating on the fact that it sounds like a strange combo? You really should try a recipe before rating it...IMHO."

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lv to cook User ID: 2187964 211693
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2010

"how pretty this came out and it taste so good, so easy to put together what a conversation piece this was for our Easter dinner..lv it"

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1bassoon User ID: 4824729 172505
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2010

"This is just - wrong. Oh, so wrong."

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