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Chocolate-Covered Bacon

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.

Makes

1 dozen

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
Chocolate-Covered Bacon Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Brush onto both sides of remaining bacon; decorate as desired.
  4. 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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