Sunday, February 10, 2013

Chocolate Covered Bacon for Valentines Day #Sunday Supper

It's almost Valentines Day! For the past few years, we have stayed home and treated ourselves on Cupid's day. I prefer cooking my own meal and enjoying an expensive bottle of wine instead of being out with the masses.

For #SundaySupper, we are sharing our favorite savory and sweet treats. I struggled with this and initially wanted to do something with Red Velvet. This was until I saw the amazing lineup below and more Red Velvet recipes than my brain could handle. So I decided to make something Savory AND Sweet! My favorite thing in this world, Chocolate Covered Bacon.
I jumped on the Chocolate Covered Bacon bandwagon ages ago. My family and friends thought it was beyond gross, until they tried it. I have converted many non-believers of this snack. If you like chocolate and bacon, you will love this dessert and it is super easy to make.

Ingredients
Thick Cut Bacon
Bakers Chocolate Squares - Semi Sweet
White Chocolate - I used Godiva White Chocolate Vanilla Bean
Parchment Paper

Instructions
Preheat oven to 375. Place bacon on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cook for 20 minutes (check to make sure it doesn't burn). Let cool.
Microwave semi sweet squares, I used 3, 30 seconds each round and stir. It took about 2 1/2 minutes for mine.
Using a pastry brush, paint the bacon with the semi-sweet chocolate.
Place on a paper plate and freeze for 5 minutes.
Microwave white chocolate, I used two squares. Since the Godiva was thinner than the bakers chocolate, this only took one minute. Splash the white chocolate over the dark chocolate.
Freeze for 5 minutes.
So easy and delicious. Chocolate Covered Bacon is the perfect savory & sweet treat. Now, check out what the rest of the #SundaySupper family is making this week! There  are quite a few Valentines Day recipes for you to enjoy.

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22 comments:

  1. Amazing, Megan. Your Chocolate Covered Bacon looks just like the wonderful concoction I've seen on Food Network shows =) Bravo!

    I imagine the sweet of the cocoa and the protein of the meat is a perfect pre-marathon treat for super runners like you =) Yes?

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  2. My husband keeps trying to convince me that chocolate and bacon work well together. I am not sure but then again looking at your photos does make me think that maybe I need to give it a try.

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  3. I made chocolate chip bacon cookies once...so I'm ALL in for this!

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  4. This is an awesome combination! Smoky, salty, chocolate goodness. Yum!

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  5. Chocolate covered bacon!? This makes total sense to me - love it!

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  6. Interesting for sure. I haven't tried the bacon/chocolate combination yet. I just might have to take your word for it and give it a go.

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  7. Hahaha! I knew someone would HAVE to do a chocolate+bacon recipe! LOL These look great!

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  8. I´m absolutely trying this! I know about bacon and sugar but not chocolate covered. Can´t wait to taste it!

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  9. I'm afraid if I try this, I'll become addicted!

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  10. What a great combo!!You've got both my favorites into one!!Awesome :)

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  11. Now that is some good looking bacon, my friend! I love anything that combines savory/salty and sweet...and this definitely fits the bill ;)

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  12. Whoa. I'm impressed. And, want some!

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  13. I love crunchy bacon with maple syrup, I can only imagine how good it is with chocolate!

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  14. What! This is an ingenious idea. Love it!

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  15. Oh my gawd. I LOVE this!!!! move over chocolate covered strawberries!!! woot woot!!

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  16. I think I'm the only one that hasn't tried this combo! I need to!

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  17. They started serving chocolate covered bacon at the WI State Fair a couple years ago. I still haven't tried them. I'll admit, I'm a bit hesitant. But, making them at home is pretty safe, and after hearing all the raves, I may have to venture outside of my box. Thanks for the push!

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  18. I want to try this. I really do! I think I'm stuck on the fact that I love them both but just don't think I could marry them. LOL!!! I know, I know. I'm not gonna knock it because I haven't tried it. I need to....lol

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  19. Oh no you didn't! I'm at a loss for words -- this is beyond amazing. You are a culinary genius. I've candied bacon but I've yet to smother the delicious, fatty, smoky meat with chocolate! Whoa baby!

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  20. Never tried this but what is not to love!! YUM!

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  21. Chocolate covered bacon sounds simply amazing!!! Yum! ~ Bea

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  22. Sounds awesome and something that needs to be added to the platter for our next chocolate fondue party!

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