Chocolate Covered Bacon Bites


Have you tried chocolate covered bacon yet? Two of the worlds best ingredients come together in a seemingly odd combination to create a sweet and salty, decadently delicious treat. Once you’ve had this you may just want your bacon covered in chocolate every time you fry or bake it. Yeah, I can just see myself serving this along with a tall stake of pancakes =). For a fancy gourmet touch be sure to pair this with slices of Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese. It just takes this exciting chocolate treat to the next level. You can add any additional toppings you’d like to the chocolate dipped bacon, I listed a few ideas in the recipe. Two of my favorites – orange zest (just use it lightly so you are still able to taste the bacon and the chocolate) and toffee bits.

chocolate covered bacon bites

Also, I’d love you to check out my Valentines Day entertaining feature over at Wisconsin Cheese. It was a delicious experience working with them to create some mouth watering cheese and chocolate pairings. As always, enjoy!

chocolate covered bacon bites and cheddar cheese


Chocolate Covered Bacon Bites

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 (16 oz) package thick cut bacon
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or 6 oz chopped chocolate
  • 2 tsp vegetable shortening
  • 2 oz white chocolate candy melts or other optional coatings such as: chopped pistachios , almonds, pecans or peanuts, orange zest, toffee bits, sea salt, brown sugar, red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper, toasted coconut, sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Align bacon in a single layer on rimmed baking sheets. Bake in preheated oven 15 - 20 minutes until crisp. Remove from oven and transfer bacon to a baking sheet lined with paper towels and cool. Cut bacon into 2-inch pieces, set aside. Remove paper towels from baking sheet and line baking sheet with wax paper.
  2. Place chocolate chips and vegetable shortening in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in microwave on 50% power in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth. Dip bacon in melted chocolate and allow excess chocolate to run off (if adding coatings other than white chocolate candy melts, immediately sprinkle them over bacon after dipping in chocolate) then transfer to wax paper lined baking sheet, aligning coated pieces in a single layer. Transfer chocolate coated bacon to refrigerator and allow to chill until chocolate has set, about 15 minutes.
  3. Place 2 oz white chocolate candy melts in a microwave safe bowl and heat in microwave on 50% power in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth. Transfer mixture to a small resealable bag, and cut a small tip off of one corner. Drizzle melted white chocolate coating over chocolate covered bacon. Transfer to refrigerator until white chocolate has set. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container.


  • Lindz: Looks delish!!

    One note, you don’t mention vegetable shortening in the ingredients but then you say to use it in the directions. February 5, 2013 at 6:06pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Lindz – basically it’s an optional ingredient. I added it but for the feature I was doing it was on the list of ingredients not to use so I just removed it (from the one on their site), so if you want to use it it just helps give it a lightly runnier more dip-able consistency but it’s not a must at all. February 5, 2013 at 11:07pm Reply

  • Sarah: I am convinced we have the exact same taste in food, Jaclyn!! These look incredible. I think my stomach just growled looking at the picture..might be snack time. February 6, 2013 at 2:27pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think so too =). I’ve always loved the name of your blog! Isn’t that just what we all need in life, a little chocolate therapy =). Thanks for your comment Sarah! February 6, 2013 at 4:57pm Reply

      • Sarah: I couldn’t agree more! February 7, 2013 at 2:53pm Reply

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious: I could seriously snack on this all day. February 6, 2013 at 2:52pm Reply

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  • Julie: Are these best served right after chilling or could they be made the day before? Thinking this recipe looks perfect for a brunch baby shower menu! March 19, 2013 at 8:13pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You can make them the day before and they’ll still be delicious. Hope you enjoy! March 19, 2013 at 9:20pm Reply

  • Jolene: We chop toasted pecans and sprinkle on top before chocolate dries…..yummy April 27, 2013 at 1:22pm Reply

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  • shelley grisdale: can i use milk chocolate on these delicious morsels July 21, 2013 at 8:37pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes of course – just what ever you prefer. July 22, 2013 at 11:33am Reply

  • JM Stevens: Pure genius! Endless possibilities with sprinkle options. April 10, 2014 at 5:56am Reply

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  • Dawn: Hi I wanted to make a chocolate covered bacon bite for my Christmas Cookie Platter, punched that in my search and up popped your recipe. These are perfect, question: does that mean I can not make my platters a day in advance? Must I refrigerate. I mean I have left cooked bacon in a baggie left out. Not sure just interested in what your thoughts are. Thanks in advance December 9, 2015 at 10:25am Reply

    • Jaclyn: You can make them the day before and store in the fridge I think they just look best the first day. December 9, 2015 at 3:55pm Reply

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