The surprising pairing of chocolate and bacon

We want to talk about a surprising pairing today: bacon and chocolate. Since 2007, more and more chocolatiers are offering chocolate bars with bacon. This combination – even though it is now more common – still seems odd. And yet, it was proven that a mix of savoury and sweet can bring out the best of combinations (ex: our Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels or our Fairtrade Dark Chocolate Sea Salt). Imagine the crispy, salty and smoky flavour of bacon and the creaminess of chocolate. Imagine the rough texture of bacon with the smoothness of chocolate. It is a flavour and texture combination that works very well. A small amount of salt always brings out the richness of chocolate.

How do you make bacon with chocolate? Prefer thick sliced back as it will hold up against the weight of chocolate best.

Chocolate covered bacon slices ingredients:
– 16 slices of smoked bacon, thick cut
– 400g of semi-sweet baking drops chocolate
– 100g of white baking drops chocolate

Toppings ingredients:
– Crushed cookies
– Crushed M&Ms
– Chopped roasted nuts
– Sea Salt
– Chopped Pretzels

1. Prepare a baking tray with parchment sheet on it and place your bacon slices on it.
2. Roast them in the oven at 400°F for about 15 minutes, then flip the slices and leave them in the oven for about 10 more minutes.
3. When the bacon slices are ready, dab off any excess of grease and let the bacon cools off before coating it with chocolate.
4. In the meantime, melt both baking drops in separate pans on low heat. Whisk until they are completely melted and the chocolate is smooth. Remove them from heat.
Alternative: melt the baking drops in a microwave-safe bowl at intervals of 30 seconds. When most of the baking drops are melted, gently whisk until the chocolate is smooth.
5. Dip the bacon into the semi-sweet chocolate. If you have trouble dipping the whole bacon slice in the chocolate, use a spoon to completely coat the bacon slice. Let the excess of chocolate drip off and lay the chocolate covered bacon slice on a parchment sheet tray.
6. Repeat with all the bacon slices.
7. Drizzle each bacon slice with white chocolate.
8. While chocolate is still wet, sprinkle them with your favourite toppings.
9. Put the baking tray in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or until the chocolate has hardened.
10. Remove from the baking tray and serve.

Store the chocolate covered bacon in an airtight food container in the fridge for up to three days.
Do not leave the bacon at room temperature for more than two hours.



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