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Chocolate-Covered Bacon Recipe
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Chocolate-Covered Bacon Recipe

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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.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

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

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.
Originally published as Chocolate-Covered Bacon in Taste of Home April/May 2010, p70


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Bryce168 236924
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2015

"So so good yummiest"

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gld2bmom 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 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 189210
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2013

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

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hlly1000 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 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 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 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 191408
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"Good stuff!"

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goldbaby 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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