Stop what you’re doing. Whatever you are doing is wasting valuable time that could be spent making chocolate covered bacon. That’s right.
To be completely honest, I can’t believe this is the first time I tried covering my favourite food with my other favourite food. Not only does the combination sound mind-boggling-delicious, it’s also way too easy to make for my own good Why did it take me so long to do this? WHY AM I STILL TYPING? I’m keeping you away from chocolate covered bacon!
Seriously. I’m going to keep this short and sweet, so you can get to this salty and sweet treat as quickly as possible. Let’s do this.
Chocolate Covered Bacon
Yields 10 delicious skewers of chocolatey-bacon awesomeness
That’s right folks, all you need are some of these delicious chocolate bars
and this delicious bacon
Let’s start by preheating your oven to 400F degrees.
There are a few options for making these little treats, but we’re going to do this the best way, aka on skewers. Why is this the best way?
A) Everything tastes better on a stick
B) If you dip the bacon in chocolate and then lay it down to harden you might lose some of the chocolate (don’t EVER waste chocolate!)
C) Why are we wasting time on questions? There is chocolate covered bacon to be made!
Put each strip of bacon on a skewer as so
then arrange them up on a cookie sheet lined with tin foil
Seriously, how cute are those little bacon waves?
Let the bacon cook for about 15-20 minutes. To be safe, flip the skewers over half way through. I didn’t want to risk the bacon getting too crispy and potentially breaking, so I only let it cook to that incredibly delicious still kind of chewy point.
Transfer the skewers to some paper towel to absorb some of the delicious grease
If you’re me, burn yourself in the process. Don’t waste time fussing over your injury, there is chocolate covered bacon waiting to happen!
The next step is… you guessed it, melting the chocolate. Now if you want to be all fancy, you can do this in a double boiler. As I’ve mentioned a few times, I don’t want to waste any time with any nonsense, so I’m 100% in support of carefully melting your chocolate in a mug in the microwave. Start with the milk chocolate.
Try 10 second intervals until it starts to melt, then switch to 5 second intervals. Do not burn the chocolate. I repeat do not burn OR waste the chocolate!
Now that the chocolate is melted, start coating the bacon with it.
Continue resisting the urge to eat all the chocolate and all the bacon. You can do this!
Once you’ve got five covered, put that mug aside and go melt the white chocolate. Quickly now.
Now coat the other five strips in white chocolate
I keep telling you to hurry, so this part is going to be tough: the chocolate needs to harden, so you’re going to have to put the chocolate covered bacon in the fridge for a few minutes and be patient.
As you can see, I stood mine upright. This makes sure you don’t waste any precious chocolate. If you make cake pops, use your cake pop stand. If you don’t make cake pops, you should.
After “patiently” waiting for the chocolate to dry, you can now quickly reheat the leftover chocolate, and then get drizzlin’.
This might actually be the toughest part: the chocolate needs to harden AGAIN… but this is the last step so you’re so close to chocolate covered bacon you can almost taste it. But not just yet.
Since the drizzle is only on one side, you have my permission to put the bacon on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Or, if you’re me and realize you’re out of parchment paper, tin foil will do the trick.
But if you’re me you will also drop the roll of tinfoil and watch most of it unfurl, on the floor. There’s no time to waste here! Pick it up! Salvage what’s still in the package, you can deal with the rest later!
Once the chocolate covered bacon is in the fridge for its final cooling, you can go ahead and make sure you don’t waste any of the chocolate by desperately scraping down the sides of the mugs with spatulas… or to make sure you don’t waste a single bit of chocolate, fill the mug with hot coffee
and all of the chocolate will melt right into your coffee! Thank you, Science.
And now, the time is here. Open your fridge and behold the majestic beauty before you.
If this song didn’t spontaneously come on, press play now.
CHOCOLATE. COVERED. BACON. TIME.