Chocolate Covered Bacon is the perfect combination of sweet, rich chocolate and salty, crispy bacon. Serve it as a snack, a dessert, or add it to a charcuterie board for a unique pairing. Great for a game day snack or a truly indulgent brunch side, this bacon is sure to delight!
Chocolate Covered Bacon
Move over chocolate covered strawberries, we’ve got a new chocolate treat taking center stage. Chocolate Covered Bacon takes thick, crispy bacon and dips it in rich melted chocolate for a flavor combination that’s both salty and sweet.
No longer reserved for an odd fair food, you can make this dessert right at home! This is a fun and easy recipe that can get the whole family involved. Once the bacon is cooked let the kids dunk the strips in the chocolate and add their favorite toppings.
Try different combinations of types of chocolate and toppings and see who comes up with the best. The bacon will stay fresh for up to five days in the fridge so you can even make this treat ahead of time when prepping for a big party or holiday.
How to Make Chocolate Covered Bacon
- Using a griddle or skillet (or oven) cook the bacon according to the package directions, until the bacon is nice and crispy.
- Let the bacon cool completely on a cooling rack. Either use a baking pan to catch the grease drippings or pat off excess grease using a paper towel.
- In a microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate chips for 1-2 minutes. Stir at 30 second intervals.
- Add the coconut oil to the chocolate and heat for another 15-30 seconds. Stir to fully combine.
- Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
- With the bacon cooled and the chocolate melted, dip each strip of bacon into the chocolate, leaving about one inch of space at the top. Use a spoon to help drizzle and coat both sides of the bacon in chocolate.
- Once dipped, place each piece of bacon on the lined baking sheet and repeat the process with the rest of the bacon strips and chocolate.
- Place the baking sheet in the fridge to let the chocolate set, serve, and enjoy!
Tips and Variations for Chocolate Covered Bacon
- You can enjoy this bacon as is or sprinkle it with sea salt, chopped nuts, shredded coconut before the chocolate sets. You could also drizzle caramel sauce over top.
- Try a sprinkling of cayenne pepper for a sweet, salty, and spicy combo.
- You can substitute coconut oil for shortening.
- White chocolate could be used as well. Try different colors if making for an event or party to match the theme or holiday!
- Thick sliced bacon is the best at holding the weight of the chocolate.
Storage: This chocolate covered bacon can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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- 1 pound bacon
- 1 ½ cups chocolate chips, semi-sweet or milk chocolate
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- Cook the bacon on a griddle or in skillet in batches until crispy, about 3-5 minutes on each side.1 pound bacon
- Allow the bacon to cool on a cooling rack over a baking pan to catch the grease.
- Heat the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for 1-2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.1 ½ cups chocolate chips
- Add the coconut oil and heat again for an additional 15-30 seconds. Stir to combine1 tablespoon coconut oil
- Place a sheet of parchment paper on a separate large baking sheet.
- Dip a piece of bacon into the chocolate. Use a spoon to drizzle the chocolate onto both sides of the bacon, leaving around 1 inch of space without the chocolate on top.
- Place the bacon on the parchment paper line baking pan and repeat the process with the remaining bacon and chocolate.
- Place the pan in the fridge to let the chocolate harden fully then serve, about 15 minutes. See post for storage options.