Mmmm bacon. Is there really any food as delicious and crave-worthy as bacon? There's even a holiday dedicated solely to celebrating those who include bacon as one of their major food groups –August 20 was National Bacon Lovers Day. Check out the receip below from Wisconsin's Jones Dairy Farm for a decadent recipe that combines sweet and salty into one wonderful bite.
Chocolate Covered Bacon Skewers
Recipe by Kate Lulloff
12 wooden skewers
12 slices Jones Dairy Farm Dry Aged Bacon
6 ounces colored candy wafers
1 tsp shortening or coconut oil per color
1 cup (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup peanut butter chips
Finely chopped nuts
Finely chopped dried fruit
Large flake sea salt
Cayenne pepper or coarsely ground black pepper
- Soak wooden skewers in water at least 1 hour, preferably overnight.
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking pan with aluminum foil and place a baking rack on top. Thread bacon strips, weaving back and forth, onto soaked wooden skewers and place onto pan. Bake until crisp, 20-25 minutes. Drain on paper towels; cool completely.
- Place each color of candy wafers in a separate bowl with shortening or oil. Cook in microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between increments until smooth. If coating is too thick, add another teaspoon of coconut oil or shortening and stir.
- Place chocolate chips and peanut butter chips in separate bowls and melt in microwave, cooking in 30 second increments, stirring until smooth.
- Using pastry brushes, brush both sides of bacon with colored candy coating or chocolate. Sprinkle with desired toppings and drizzle with melted peanut butter chips or additional candy coating as desired.
- Place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper and refrigerate until set. Store in refrigerator.