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America's Best Chocolate Covered Bacon (with Pistachio Nuts) Recipe.

Updated on July 30, 2014

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb Thick Cut Maple Bacon, Hickory Smoked
  • 1 package Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Tablespoon Crisco Shortening
  • 1 handfull Pistachio Nuts
  • 1 package Bamboo Skewers

It all begins with Thick Sliced Maple Bacon.

A plethora of sin will be had upon falling victim to the velvety ways the chocolate dissolves into the tongue.
A plethora of sin will be had upon falling victim to the velvety ways the chocolate dissolves into the tongue. | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 23 min
Ready in: 38 min
Yields: 1 lb (approx 12-14 slices)

Thick sliced bacon.

Uncooked Bacon - skewered.
Uncooked Bacon - skewered. | Source

Instructions Part One "THE RAW BACON PREP"

  1. Preheat oven to 375` Line your baking pan or cookie sheet with foil. (You can use a rectangular glass cooking dish if you opt. against using foil.)
  2. Thread each bacon strip (loosely) onto Bamboo Skewer and place each skewed strip on foil. *
  3. Bake at 375' for 23-27 minutes (time varies depending upon how thick your bacon slices are, and how crispy - or lack there of - you prefer your bacon to be. Just be sure your Bacon is Cooked.
  4. Remove from oven and place each skewered strip into a seperate pan or plate to drain fat and cool completely.
  5. While your bacon skewers are chillin' it is a good time to prepare your nuts. (or other desired toppings)

I used Nestle Semi Sweet in this recipe

Make Chocolate Sauce while Bacon is Cooling
Make Chocolate Sauce while Bacon is Cooling | Source

Topping Prep

Prepare your toppings while you are cooling your Bacon skewers.

It is best to have the topping crushed and ready before making or melting your chocolate sauce because once the sauce is heated, you will want to work quickly to paint it onto the Bacon Cuts and then sprinkle on your topping before the chocolate cools and hardens.

There are a plethora of toppings to think of. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • crushed pistachios (of course)
  • crushed pecans
  • crushed dried cranberries
  • crushed dried apricots
  • crushed cayenne pepper
  • crushed candy cane during winter holidays for a festive party tray.

PISTACHIO TOPPING-

After removing shells, I put a hand full of pistachios into my mortar (bowl) and grind the pistachios into a fine crumb consistency with my pestle.


Mortar & Pestle

My Mortar and Pestle
My Mortar and Pestle | Source

Instructions Part Two "THE CHOCO SAUCE"

You will need the following kitchen utensils:

  1. A small Saucepan
  2. Pastry Brush
  3. Wax Paper
  4. Tupperware or other similar container
  5. A Refrigerator

On medium heat, in saucepan melt and stir together :

  • 1 Tablespoon of Crisco (or other brand of Shortening)
  • 1 Cup of Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

Continue to stir until sauce has a cream-like consistency.

Using your pastry brush, paint your Bacon Strips with a generous amount of Chocolate Sauce on both sides.

Sprinkle your toppings.

Line your Tupperware container with Wax Paper and Refrigerate until Choco-Sauce Cools.


Melty Chips

Add your shortening to your cup of Chocolate Chips and constantly stir over medium low heat until completely creamy.
Add your shortening to your cup of Chocolate Chips and constantly stir over medium low heat until completely creamy. | Source

Using your Pastry Brush.

"Paint" your chocolate sauce on Quickly.
"Paint" your chocolate sauce on Quickly. | Source

3 of my pistachio dusted skewers

Choco Baco Stachio
Choco Baco Stachio | Source

The missing bacon skewer.

I have no idea. One second it was there, and the next second, it was missing. Paranormal Bacon Activity.
I have no idea. One second it was there, and the next second, it was missing. Paranormal Bacon Activity. | Source

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      AngPow 4 years ago from North Cali

      I have heard these can be made from Turkey Bacon too.

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      Eddie Dagstanyan 4 years ago from California

      Oh, this is torture... I've been wanting to make these for well over a month now but can't seem to get to them for one reason or another. We're out of chocolate... or the last of the bacon got cooked for breakfast... or there are no pistachios to be found. Soon, I tell you... soon! :D

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      Eddie Dagstanyan 4 years ago from California

      Oh... My... GOD!!! I can't believe I just read that. There I was, looking through roasted vegetables, reading through your organic asparagus hub, minding my own business... and WHAM! Chocolate covered bacon... and with pistachios?!

      I, uh... I don't know what to say. I... I'm drooling. I'm literally drooling in front of my computer. This is sooo going on my "Must Try Immediately" list!

      Thank you for bringing meaning to my (recently inexplicably) baconless life. Voted up and awesome.

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      AngPow 5 years ago from North Cali

      I love Mortars and Pestles. As a matter of fact, I am currently taking Ceramics courses at my College studying for the Ceramics Master Technician Certificate. I am presently handcrafting and designing my own utilitarian pottery and ceramics, including Mortars and Pestles. The photos and articles for that can of worms is still under construction but will be posted in the near future! Thank you for your comment, Robert. Thanks for checking out my Choco Baco Stacio's too! Enjoy your Mortar and Pestle. It is a wonderful tool to have in the kitchen if you live in yours like I do in mine. :)

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      Robert Harper 5 years ago

      Angela I love the look of the recipe. I have a few questions about this. Any chance you could do a video on your next recipe? Would love to see how it comes out.

      Also the Mortar and Pestle look amazing. I will be ordering one of those right away. Do you find you use it often?

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      AngPow 5 years ago from North Cali

      Thank you Ceres Schwarz, Kitkat1141 and Diana Lee for your comments and feedback. I hope that you all do try this recipe at home, and let me know how you liked it. I'd love to hear your after-thoughts on this treat.

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      AngPow 5 years ago from North Cali

      Awesome. It is pretty tasty. Very hard to not eat it all. ;)

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      Diana L Pierce 5 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      This is great. You certainly did a fine job on this hub. It makes your mouth water and that's exactly what you want it to do. Voted up.

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      kitkat1141 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This looks fantastic! I will have to give this a try.

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      Ceres Schwarz 5 years ago

      Interesting recipe. The smoked chocolate bacon pistachio does look good. I've never tried this before but your picture of it really makes it look delicious and tasty. Your other images also help to visualize things for the reader.

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