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Chocolate-Covered Bacon

It's a hit at state fairs everywhere, but you can make this salty-sweet concoction at home. Some say bacon is perfect as is, but chocolate makes everything better! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen

Ingredients

  • 12 thick-sliced bacon strips (about 1 pound)
  • 6 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 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
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. Thread bacon strips, weaving back and forth, onto twelve 12-in. soaked wooden skewers. Place on a rack in a large baking pan. Bake until crisp, 20-25 minutes. Drain on paper towels; cool completely.
  • In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Brush onto both sides of six bacon strips; sprinkle with toppings as desired. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Brush onto both sides of remaining bacon; decorate as desired.
  • Refrigerate until set. Store in refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 212 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 252mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
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  • Bryce168
    Nov 8, 2015

    So so good yummiest

  • gld2bmom
    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!

  • randcbruns
    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.

  • Smartmonkey
    Jun 8, 2013

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

  • hlly1000
    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...

  • hlly1000
    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..

  • chrisk53
    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!!

  • HLOKTY_2011
    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 :)

  • Mulberry227
    Dec 26, 2010

    Good stuff!

  • goldbaby
    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.