I had deep friend bacon this year at the State Fair of Texas. I was quite excited to try it out, but I wasn’t impressed in the end. The bacon, dipped in milk chocolate, was flat, cold, chewy, and tasteless. It was borderline nauseating.
I KNEW I could do better!
Bacon is supposed to be Crunchy! Curly! Salty!
The recipe is super easy.
- Baking Chocolate (I used dark)
- Olive Oil (not pictured)
- Wax Paper (not pictured)
Step One: Bacon
I cooked the bacon to my liking, crisp and little burned. I halved the strips to make everything more manageable and more finger food oriented.
Step Two: Melting Chocolate
I got a great tip from a website for melting chocolate.
Add a small amount of EVOO to the bottom of a bowl of chocolate chips. This is supposed to keep it smooth.
Microwave chips in 20-30 second increments and stir between each, until almost completely melted. I let the bowl sit in the microwave and let the rest of the chips melt as I finished the bacon.
Step Three: Dipping
Now, just dip bacon pieces into the chocolate and lay on wax paper to cool. I put them in the fridge right after and waited for complete coolness.
It was worth it.