Chocolate-Covered Bacon Recipe

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Chocolate-Covered Bacon Recipe
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Chocolate-Covered Bacon Recipe

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4.5 18 16
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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
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.

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 (6 ounces) 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 directed.
Refrigerate until set. Store in refrigerator. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate-Covered Bacon in Taste of Home April/May 2010, p70

Nutritional Facts

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

  • 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 (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  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 directed.
  4. Refrigerate until set. Store in refrigerator. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate-Covered Bacon in Taste of Home April/May 2010, p70

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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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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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