I remember when Vosges introduced Mo’s Milk Chocolate Bacon Bar and people thought it was the wildest thing.
“Bacon and chocolate?!?!?!,” they would gasp. “That’s crazy!”
Even I, a self-proclaimed bacon lover, know when too much is too much, and bacon mania seemed to be spiraling out of control. But when I stumbled upon the ridiculously easy recipe for Chocolate-Covered Bacon I had to take the leap. And I’m sure glad I did. It was sweet, smoky, salty and sinful. And the best part, it was easy to make ahead, so this would be great for a party with kids and adults alike.
12 thick-sliced bacon strips (about 1 pound)
12 wooden skewers
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon shortening
Maldon Salt, for finishing
Thread each bacon strip onto a wooden skewer. Place on a rack in a large baking pan. Bake at 400°F for 20-25 minutes or until crisp. Cool completely.
Combine chocolate chips and shortening; melt in a microwave and stir until smooth. With a pastry brush, coat bacon on both sides with melted chocolate. Sprinkle on Maldon Salt. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm. Store in the refrigerator.
Makes 1 dozen
Adapted from Taste of Home