Chocolate-Covered Bacon Recipe
- Best for: Anyone who wants dessert for breakfast
- Prep time: 35 minutes
- Difficulty level: Moderate
No offense to eggs or BLT sandwiches, but I’m now convinced that crispy, salty bacon and chocolate are the ultimate power couple. Lucky for beginner cooks, this recipe is quite easy to make—and there’s plenty of opportunity to experiment with fun toppings.
- 6 strips of thick-cut bacon
- ½ cup dark or milk chocolate melts
- Crushed potato chips, pistachio nuts and candy (or other toppings of your choice)
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
Step 2: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then lay out each bacon slice on the sheet. Place the bacon in the oven and cook for 15 minutes, or until they're as brown and crispy as desired. (Pro tip: Check in on your bacon periodically as they cook to prevent them from burning.)
Step 3: Once cooked, transfer the bacon to a towel-lined plate to drain the excess bacon grease. You can also dab off oil from each strip with a paper towel.
Step 4: Line a sheet with parchment paper and set aside for placing your dipped bacon. Set aside for now.
Step 5: Set up a double boiler—placing an inch or two of water in a saucepan, then topping with a heat-safe bowl that doesn’t quite touch the water—to melt your chocolate. Add chocolate to the bowl and melt it. (You can also skip the double boiler and microwave the chocolate in 20-second intervals, stirring in between, until melted.)
Step 6: Carefully dip half of each strip of bacon into the chocolate. Sprinkle with your desired toppings.
Step 7: Place in the refrigerator to cool for at least 15 minutes before eating.