wikiHow to Make Chocolate Bacon

Love chocolate? Love bacon? Why not combine the two to make a delicious treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (453.5 grams) bacon
  • 2 cups chocolate chips, milk or dark as preferred

Steps

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    Cut the bacon in half.
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    Fry bacon to desired crispiness. If your bacon wrinkles and bubbles eagerly, the heat is too high and/or you're not flipping it often enough. Keep it on medium heat and flip often.
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    After frying, put the bacon on a paper towel. For less grease and more crispiness, promptly flip the bacon on the paper towel, then blot the surface firmly with yet another paper towel.
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    Move the crispy bacon onto another plate.
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    Proceed to build a glorious mountain of crispy bacon.
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    Assemble a double boiler. Fill a pot almost halfway with water and set the heat on medium-low. Put a bowl on the pot and put the chocolate in the bowl. Add about two cups' worth of chocolate chips. The sweetness of the chocolate is up to you, but semi-sweet is recommended, and a splash of peanut butter chips never hurt anything (unless you are allergic to nuts).
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    Keep stirring the chocolate chips until they melt. They will be stubborn at first, but you must persist. The double boiler will keep you from having to stir constantly.
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    Dip the bacon in the chocolate and place on wax paper. Use the spatula to coat each piece with chocolate. It also helps to leave one end of the bacon uncoated (the fatty end, if there is one) to avoid messy chocolate fingers.
    • Optional: Scrape off excess chocolate for a more powerful bacon flavor. This will please the hardcore bacon lovers in your life. Leave the ample chocolate coating (as shown) for the less bacon-inclined.
    • If you're in a rush to consume your bacon, put them in the freezer so the chocolate hardens quickly.
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    Finished!

Tips

  • If you completely coat the bacon in chocolate, it can be presented as a gift. Place pieces in a lined candy box and top with a ribbon and a card stating the ingredients. It should be consumed quickly. The chocolate coating made from chips is prone to melting easily, however, so you may want to use a harder chocolate in this case (e.g. a bar).
  • Toppings such as brown sugar may be added to the chocolate if you want to change the flavor.
  • Try hickory smoked bacon for a twister to this recipe.

Things You'll Need

  • Frying pan
  • Double boiler
  • Wax paper
  • Rubber spatula

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