Chocolate Covered Bacon Bites

February 2, 2013

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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 =).

chocolate covered bacon bites

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.

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

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Chocolate Covered Bacon Bites

Two of the worlds best ingredients come together in a seemingly odd combination to create a sweet and salty, decadently delicious treat. 
Servings: 32
Prep20 minutes
Cook15 minutes
Ready in: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 oz) pkg. thick cut bacon
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or 6 oz chopped chocolate
  • 2 tsp vegetable shortening
  • 2 oz white chocolate candy melts
  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Covered Bacon Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 97 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 95mg4%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 8IU0%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.

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19 Comments

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  • Jolene

    We chop toasted pecans and sprinkle on top before chocolate dries…..yummy

  • 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!

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      You can make them the day before and they’ll still be delicious. Hope you enjoy!

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  • 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.

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      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!

  • Lindz

    Looks delish!!

    One note, you don’t mention vegetable shortening in the ingredients but then you say to use it in the directions.

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      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.