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Easy Maple-Candied Chocolate Bacon

Mouthwatering, smoky bacon covered in a hard candy maple and brown sugar shell. Half-dipped in chocolate. This treat will rock your world!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Optional

  • 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.

Notes

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!