Chocolate + bacon = YUM!

There are few things better than chocolate and bacon, in my opinion.  They are both very tasty and part of my diet.  So combining them is even better! These little bombs of tastiness are really easy to make and quick too, making them an easy treat to whip up to take to a party.  Only four ingredients too!

Ingredients:

  • 250 g dark chocolate (approximately)
  • 8 strips of pastured bacon, cooked until crispy and drained (approximately 1/2 c.)
  • 1/2 c. pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 c. coconut, shredded

Place the chocolate chunks in a double boiler.  I don’t have one so I improvise with a glass bowl in a pot.  The water should be just touching the bottom of the glass.

While the chocolate is melting, cook the bacon and chop the nuts.  Once the bacon is crispy, drain the excess oil by placing the cooked strips on a plate lined with paper towels.  Finely chop the bacon when it has cooled.

Add all the ingredients to the melted chocolate and stir.  On a parchment covered cookie sheet, place a couple of tablespoons of the chocolate mixture to cool.  Place cookie sheet in the freezer or refrigerator to speed up cooling.  Store in the fridge.  I guarantee these won’t last long!

*Note: I cook my bacon in the oven.  On a foil lined cookie sheet, place bacon.  Put the tray into a cold oven and turn it on to 400F.  Once the oven reaches temperature add 4 – 7 minutes onto the cooking time.  Total cooking time depends on your oven and the thickness of the bacon, so for the first few times you do this, you might want to check the bacon at regular intervals (it can cook fast, so keep an eye on it!).

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