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4.75 from 8 votes

Chocolate Covered Bacon

Chocolate Covered Bacon is a carnival-inspired snack with irresistible sweet and salty flavors. All you need is bacon and chocolate plus some toppings. Perfect for a party or gift!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate bacon, chocolate covered bacon
Servings: 12 pieces
Calories: 214kcal
Author: Cindy

Ingredients

  • 1 lb bacon 12-16 slices
  • 8 oz white chocolate see note
  • 8 oz semisweet chocolate or milk chocolate
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil optional

Optional Toppings

  • shredded coconut
  • chopped almonds
  • pistachios
  • Oreo cookies crumbled
  • sprinkles rainbow, nonpareils etc.

Instructions

  • Cook bacon until crispy following package directions, i.e. using a skillet or in the oven or microwave.
  • Use paper towels to dab away excess fat from the bacon after cooking. Then set aside.
  • Place white chocolate and 1 tbsp coconut oil into a microwaveable bowl. Microwave at 50% power in 30-second intervals until melted, stirring each time.
  • Place semisweet or milk chocolate into a separate bowl and melt the same way.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper and place the bacon strips on top.
  • Brush or spoon one type of melted chocolate onto the bacon to cover. Then decorate with optional toppings and/or drizzle some of the other chocolate on top.
  • Place baking sheet in the fridge for 15 minutes to set and then serve.

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Notes

  • Any type of bacon will work including turkey bacon.
  • Baking chocolate is ideal, as it'll be easier to apply to the bacon. Chocolate chips are also possible but can be thick, so add 1 tbsp coconut oil for spreadability.
  • You can also melt the chocolate in a double boiler instead of the microwave if you prefer.

Nutrition

Serving: 50g | Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 334mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 0.8mg