Day 22: Chocolate Covered Bacon Bites!

Day 22: This DIY is a favorite of mine because, well yeah… bacon covered in chocolate. I bet some of you are thinking, “What the? Nope.” Let me tell you, it’s fantastic. Things you need to enjoy this: you need to love bacon. You need to love chocolate. Done. That’s it. I love a good combo of salty and sweet, this is perfect!

I’m pretty sure you’d be the COOLest guest EVer if you brought over a gift of chocolate covered bacon bites!!! You will need to make this day of (or, day before) for the best flavor/quality. Plus, it needs to be refrigerated.

Supplies:

- Roughly 8 slices of bacon (find a good quality bacon… it will taste better)

- 1/2 bag of Wilton Candy Melts milk or dark chocolate (I prefer milk)

- A jar

Ok, how you do this:

- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

- Cut up your bacon into 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch pieces, place on a baking sheet (that has sides, to keep the grease in), and bake for 10 to 20 minutes. The time all depends on your oven/type of bacon. It took about 17 minutes to cook my pieces. I like them to be a little more crunchy (less chewy when covered in chocolate).

- Make sure your bacon is patted dry and get all the grease off the bacon bites.

- Follow the directions on the back of your Wilton Chocolate Melts bag, melt the chocolate in the microwave, and start covering your bacon bits in chocolate! (tip: if your chocolate is microwaved too long, and get’s stiff…. add a tablespoon of lard. Mix it in. It helps. and is so good for you… ha!).

- Using a pair of tongs, place your chocolate covered bacon bites onto a piece of wax paper.

- Let the chocolate cool for about 1 hour. I recommend putting the chocolate bites in a container and into the fridge, for a couple of hours, before putting in the jar. This will make sure the chocolate is all cool and won’t smudge inside your pretty jar.

- When your chocolate covered bacon bites are cool and all ready: put them in a jar, add a ribbon, maybe a gift tag, and give to your favorite bacon loving friend!

Happy Saturday!

- Chelsey

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5 comments

  • His Mrs. Her Mr. on said:

    I first tried chocolate covered bacon at the LA County Fair. I wasn't sure if I would like it but I did and my husband ( a bacon lover) really enjoyed it. But I think if it was in a bite form I would have liked it even more – easier to enjoy :) I am going to have to remember to make this for him someday soon! (pinning it now :)

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      I think the bite size might be better. I've had it in large pieces… and it may just be too bacony. ;)

  • Yelle on said:

    Amazing, I see these be such lovely favors!

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