Chocolate Covered Applewood Bacon

I made these bacon treats a couple of months ago and they were a big hit at a card party.  This is  a recipe by the team of Patrick and Gina Neely which was mentioned in the March “bacon” issue of the Food Network Magazine.   I have changed the directions but the ingredients are the same. Only three ingredients and so simple to make!   Chocolate + bacon – what is not to love ❤   I chose this sweet and salty recipe for Fiesta Friday #16 over at The Novice Gardener to kick the party up a notch!

Chocolate Covered Applewood Bacon

  • 16 slices any applewood smoked bacon, thick cut; I used Nueskes
  • 3 (4 oz.) bars, semisweet chocolate, broken into squares; I used Ghiradelli chocolate
  • 1 (4 oz.) bar white chocolate, broken into squares; again I used Ghiradelli

Cook the bacon until crisp and set aside.  It is important to use a thick cut of bacon to keep it from breaking with the weight of the chocolate!

Melt the semisweet chocolate in a double boiler; remove from the heat once the chocolate is smooth.  My copper double boiler from France was perfect for this recipe.  It was suggested to dunk the bacon into the chocolate but instead I held a piece of bacon in the chocolate and using a drizzling dessert spoon I poured the  chocolate over the bottom 2/3’s of each bacon strip, covering both sides.  Let the excess drip off and lay on a piece of a parchment lined baking sheet until the chocolate hardens.

Melt the white chocolate until smooth and drizzle it over the chocolate covered bacon.  Put the tray in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes until the chocolate is set.

Recipe by cooking with aunt juju   

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55 thoughts on “Chocolate Covered Applewood Bacon

  1. Pingback: Fiesta Friday #16 | The Novice Gardener

  2. Oh boy… my husband is going to flip OUT over these!! They look (and sound) SOOO good, and perfect for Fiesta Friday! I love all of the pictures too, thanks so much for sharing!


    • Thank you – recipes are always good especially if they please the “husband”. Everyone likes these no matter what their age. Your are welcome Stephanie as I am happy to share my recipes with people that appreciate them. I hope you make them 🙂


  3. Judi, Judi, Judi….WOW! These look sinful! Of course, that won’t stop me from digging in and eating more than my share. 😉 This is a perfect FF dish to share. [By the way, love that copper crock!]


    • Thanks Selma as they are good any time of the day. The copper double boiler is an old piece that I have had for awhile but is perfect for this kind of a recipe. I have a few other copper pans and I love the way they cook 🙂


  4. Wow! Even though I don’t eat bacon I know if I did, I would love this. Nikhil for sure would go for a few of these. Great post and lovely photos, Aunt Juju!


  5. Oh my Goodness! Goodness indeed… my hubby would adore these (and so would I… what can i say..) reblogging as a keeper! It’s so nice to meet you. Happy Fiesta Friday!


  6. You are always with such clever ideas; never would have thought of chocolate with bacon but it does sound quite good. I am loving your copper pot from France; hope you had to go there to retrieve it yourself. Me, I am still dreaming. For now, let’s fiesta.


    • Thanks Stacey – No I did not go to France to get this double boiler but I did come back with a lot of white dishes especially from Limoges. Every white dish you could imagine! A beautiful country should you ever go there. 🙂 I agree – let’s party!


      • The factory/store in Limoges was just full of white dishes – I went crazy but could only bring back so much. Needed room in my suitcases for other things 🙂 I do hope you make it there sometime as France is a beautiful place to visit!


  7. Juju, I’ve always wanted to make these! First time I had them I thought they were a little crazy, but I couldn’t stop eating them. I bought them from Neiman Marcus, of all places. Since then I couldn’t stop thinking about them. These will go down an absolute treat at a party. Thanks for bringing these to the fiesta! Absolutely love them! 🙂


    • Thanks Angie – hard not to have more than one! That is Neiman Marcus for you – they come up with some unique items but my recipe is a lot cheaper. I wrapped each one up in thin pretzel rod bags and tied them up with a little ribbon. Oops – I did not take a picture of that! They are a conversation piece wherever I take them 🙂


  8. Omg this looks awesome, what more can I say? I have never attempted chocolate covered bacon but the final picture looks so good, I want to try it too!!!!


    • I know you love bacon Liz and I have more recipes using bacon to come. For some reason I am just fascinated with bacon in just about everything. Camp Bacon is coming up here in Ann Arbor at the end of the month. I just have to go this year… 🙂 Glad you are back by the way 🙂


  9. Judi, this is pure gluttony, and I must have it now! I cannot wait to make these treats for my next game night — the gamers will be over the moon for them! Do they keep well, i.e. can I make them ahead of time a few hours and store them in the fridge, or do you think the bacon will get soft if I do that?


  10. When I first read the title, my stomach cringed a little bit and I thought, maybe I won’t be able to handle these. BUT they look so delicious. I love how you used the white and dark chocolate. And, my stomach agrees, we might just have to try a little bit. Thanks for bringing them to the fiesta! 🙂


    • Thanks Tahny – strawberries are healthier dipped in chocolate but we all need to splurge every once in awhile! I am gradually learning how to take better pictures as I did buy a nice camera last year – thanks for noticing 🙂


  11. Oh my goodness, the bacon sounds so decadent. Now I know why there was such a line at the party…they couldn’t get enough of this treat. 🙂


  12. Oh I am in love with your copper pot!! I have been wanting a special little copper pan for ages (not the new copper that’s coming out now) but the prices are horrendous! I keep checking Ebay and Etsy.

    This bacon looks much better than I would have thought. A little crazy but I can see the appeal now that I’ve seen the photos! You got some good coverage, too!!


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