Happy first day of October! This summer I wanted to go to a fair that had chocolate covered bacon but I didn't get to any. I had heard so much about it from word of mouth. At first, I thought it would taste weird, then I thought hmmm.... savory, sweet, and salty. Salty and sweet things is a good combination so why not give it try?
I've heard of other weird things that they make at the fair these days too. Like for instance deep fried beer. I saw a picture of it online (you can probably google it) and it was beer that had been stuffed inside a ravioli and deep fried. That to me just sounds disgusting. Beer, I don't like at all but I will make beer bread and a beer batter for fish. Deep fried beer won't be on my list of things to try anytime soon, but the next time you make some bacon and have any left overs try this! It is a nice sweet treat.Print
Chocolate Covered Bacon
- 12 thick-sliced bacon strips (about 1 pound)
- 12 wooden skewers (12 inches)
- 6 ounces white candy coating, chopped
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon shortening
- Optional toppings: chopped dried apple chips, apricots and crystallized ginger, finely chopped pecans and pistachios, toasted coconut, kosher salt, brown sugar, cayenne pepper and coarsely ground black pepper
- Thread each bacon strip onto a wooden skewer. Place on a rack in a large baking pan. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until crisp. Cool completely.
- In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Combine chocolate chips and shortening; melt in a microwave and stir until smooth.
- With pastry brushes, coat bacon on both sides with melted coatings. Top each strip as desired. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 1 dozen.
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