June 26, 2010

Chocolate-Covered Bacon

 Chocolate-Covered Bacon

A hit at state fairs everywhere, make this salty-sweet concoction at home. Some say bacon can't get any better, but we think chocolate makes everything better! TOH Test Kitchen
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.


  • 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.
  • found on tasteofhome

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