Maple Candied Chocolate Bacon
Everything is better with bacon. At least almost every single thing that I have tried with bacon has been a home run and while it tastes amazing wrapped around a filet mignon or topping a delicious deluxe burger, there is no denying that it is amazing all on its own.
As a Canadian, there are but a few things that we love with immense and patriotic spirit and those are maple syrup, coffee, chocolate and bacon.
Do I dare say, we love bacon almost as much as we love our significant others, right? So I thought, what better way to embody and enjoy all 3 together?
Did you know that males and females equally agree that adding bacon to the Valentine’s Day menu will be a hit? And young lovers, millennials aged 18 to 35-years old, are the most likely (21%) to want to treat their partner to a meal featuring bacon.
In fact, I know that Darasak and I are never disappointed when we add bacon to our meals whenever we cook together.
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Well, my friends, I have come up with an incredibly easy and sinfully delicious recipe for ‘Maple-Candied Chocolate Bacon,’ oh yes friends, you read that right.
Best of all, it takes 5 minutes to prepare, 30 minutes to cook and 10 minutes to garnish. These make the perfect hors d’oeuvres or after-dinner dessert.
The bacon is slathered with real maple syrup and baked to form a divine candied crust. It doesn’t stop there! After it comes out of the oven– it will get a half dip into creamy chocolate.
Serve it with espresso or coffee or if you’re feeling particularly fancy, enjoy it with dessert wine. It is the best of all worlds!
Mouthwatering, smoky bacon covered in a hard candy maple and brown sugar shell. Half-dipped in chocolate. This treat will rock your world!
- 1 package or 250 grams of duBreton Smoked Bacon
- 1/2 cup or 118 ml of maple syrup
- 1/2 cup or 118 ml of heavy cream
- 1/4 cup or 59 ml of brown sugar
- 3 oz or 89 ml of semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
- Preheat your oven to 350 F.
- Take a rimmed baking sheet and wrap it with aluminum foil and top with a wire rack.
- Mix your maple syrup and brown sugar in a bowl until fully combined.
- Remove bacon from package and carefully place bacon into bowl and "toss" carefully.
- Make sure that bacon slices are covered evenly.
- Take your maple and brown sugar covered bacon and place in a single layer on rack.
- Place tray in the center of the oven and bake for about 20 minutes, give it a check and if it is browned, give it another 10 minutes. This will help give it a crispy, candied texture and avoid a softer chewier version.
- Remove the bacon from oven and let it cool for about 5 minutes.
- Take bacon and proceed to dip into the baking sheet with pre-prepared chocolate.
- Dip half of the bacon slice horizontally leaving one half displaying the mapled bacon.
- Place on another parchment lined baking sheet and let it harden or place into fridge until chocolate hardens.
5 minutes before you pull the bacon
- Take a pot and fill it with water about half-way. Boil the water and place a glass bowl on top. This will create a double boiler.
- Reduce to a simmer.
- Add heavy cream and slowly stir in chocolate until smooth.
- Pour onto parchment lined baking sheet or loaf pan in preparation for bacon.
- You can use the excess chocolate, if any remains, as a chocolate bark. Simply break or chop a couple strips of bacon and sprinkle onto chocolate. Place in fridge, remove when hardened, break and enjoy.
You can use the excess chocolate, if any remains, as a chocolate bark. Simply break or chop a couple strips of bacon and sprinkle onto chocolate. Place in fridge, remove when hardened, break and enjoy.
This #duBretonDelicious recipe can be served on its own, as a garnish on your favorite dessert or an hors d'oeuvre! Pair it with coffee, espresso or dessert wine and enjoy!
Now armed with this recipe, you’ll be a hit at any party. With Valentine’s Day coming up, this Maple-Candied Chocolate bacon makes for the perfect sensual dessert that you can eat with your hands.
You May Also Like:
- Blueberry Bacon Bread Pudding
- Celebrate Canadiana with this Quebec Maple Bacon Poutine Great Value Burger
- Banana Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze
Believe me, people always think that bacon cannot possibly go with something sweet. Then they take one crispy bite of sweet and smoky and they are hooked.
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Have you ever tried bacon as dessert?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.