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Chocolate and Bacon Dessert Recipes

Updated on December 31, 2010

How to make chocolate taste even better? Just add bacon!

If you love both chocolate and bacon, why not eat them together? No, I am not kidding. Bacon and chocolate lovers have found a way to combine their two favorite food items together, as you will see in the following featured recipes on this page.

To be honest, I was not surprised the first time I heard about this sweet-and-salty pairing. We've been putting sweet stuff on home cooked breakfast bacon for years -- I know I've drizzled maple syrup on my husband's bacon countless times (he loves it) and Elvis himself swore by the peanut-butter and bacon combination. So why not mix chocolate with bacon, two of the greatest indulgences known to man?

Please read on if you'd like to learn ways in which you can partake of this sinfully delicious combo.

Note: While chocolate, mainly the dark variety is heart-healthy, most bacons are not. A little indulgence once in a while is all right but as with everything, moderation is key.

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Care for a bite? Chocolate-covered-bacon at the Minnesota State Fair (image courtesy of Flickr user twistermc)

Care for a bite? Chocolate-covered-bacon at the Minnesota State Fair (image courtesy of Flickr user twistermc)
Care for a bite? Chocolate-covered-bacon at the Minnesota State Fair (image courtesy of Flickr user twistermc)

What do you think of this oddly delicious combination? - Let your voice be heard!

Will you eat chocolate with bacon?

How the chocolate+bacon fad began - A short history of this interesting sweet and salty combination.

Homer Simpson has been identified to be the first person to notice this delicious but unlikely pairing and a quick Google search revealed that mentions of this interesting combination has been around on the internet since 2005.

Chocolate-covered bacon eventually started appearing at the Minnesota State Fair under the name "Pig Lickers". It is also sold at Marini's on the Beach at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk in California, and also under the name "Pig Candy" by Roni-Sue's Chocolates in New York City. Word of mouth then made the bacon-chocolate tandem popular.

Chicago-based luxury chocolate company Vosges Haut-Chocolat joined in and launched a chocolate bacon bar known as "Mo's Bacon Bar". It contains smoked applewood bacon, alderwood smoked salt, and milk chocolate. According to the company, "Sweet and smoky and salty is the perfect trifecta."

Through the years, chocolate and bacon has become an accepted combination and chocolate dessert recipes featuring the smoky strip of pork belly have surfaced online in recent years.

Image courtesy of Marini's Chocolates

The following are shops in the US where you can find chocolate-coated bacon:

Mo's Chocolate and Bacon Candy Bar by Vosges Haut-Chocolat - Combines smoky bacon and sweet milk chocolate in one luxurious bar.

Vosges Haut Chocolat, Mo's Bacon Bar (3oz Bar)
Vosges Haut Chocolat, Mo's Bacon Bar (3oz Bar)

A new flavor from Vosges is the highly popular Mo's Chocolate and Bacon Candy Bar which combines smoky bacon and sweet milk chocolate. Vosges creator Katrina explains that the crisp, buttery, compulsively irresistible bacon and milk chocolate combination has long been a favorite of hers. See why it's become the favorite of many a chocoholic and bacon lover too.

 

How to make Chocolate-Covered Bacon - In five easy steps

Let's start with the most basic chocolate + bacon recipe of all:

Chocolate-Covered Bacon

Ingredients

1 bag (12oz) of Semi-Sweet Chocolate morsels

1 1lb of uncooked bacon

Procedure

1. Fry the bacon; drain on paper towels

2. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler (see directions on package)

3. Coat the bacon with the melted chocolate

4. Place the coated bacon strips on wax paper

5. Chill in the fridge

Image courtesy of Serious Eats: New York

You may also watch the video below if you'd like to see it being done on the spot.

Melt your chocolate in a good quality double-boiler.

Welco 3 Piece 2 Quart Double Boiler
Welco 3 Piece 2 Quart Double Boiler

Features include: 18/10 Heavy gauge premium stainless steel for long life durability; Stainless steel Sure-Grip™ oval knob for a comfortable grip; High tempered glass lid for see through convenience; Aluminum "capsulated bottom" for rapid and even heat distribution; Aesthetically pleasing and functional belly shape

 

How to make Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes - Dark chocolate and bacon... what's not to love?

The smokiness of the bacon combined with rich, dark chocolate and a moist crumb will make you wonder why you've never thought of mixing all these wonderful flavors before.

Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes

Source: AllRecipes

Ingredients

12 slices bacon

2 cups flour

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 cups sugar

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

1 cup cold, strong, brewed coffee

1 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting

Procedure

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, 3/4 cup cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the eggs, coffee, buttermilk and oil. Stir just until blended. Mix in 3/4 of the bacon, reserving the rest for garnish. Spoon the batter into the prepared cups, dividing evenly.

3. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the pan set over a wire rack. When cool, arrange the cupcakes on a serving platter. Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting and sprinkle reserved bacon crumbles on top. Dust with additional cocoa powder.

Image courtesy of mkecupcakequeen on Flickr

Watch the video below to see how it's done in real time:

Display your cupcakes beautifully with this 3-Tier Platter Set

Anchor Hocking 3-Tier Presence Platter Set
Anchor Hocking 3-Tier Presence Platter Set

Anchor Hocking, a Global Home Products company, is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of high quality glass products. Amazon reviewer Fred back says Because the three platters in this set stack or stand on their own they provide plenty of options for serving hors d'oeuvres, sweets, or fruit or for creating a dramatic centerpiece. Each platter has its own pedestal attached so the three can be arrayed singly or in combinations. Their clean lines coordinate with any dinnerware. Made of durable pressed glass, the platters measure 13, 10, and 8 inches in diameter, and when stacked, they are 12-3/4 inches high. They are dishwasher-safe.

 

How to make Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies - An unexpected twist to a classic cookie recipe.

Tired of the regular chocolate chip cookie? It's quite easy to put a new and sinfully delicious spin on it: just add bacon!

Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies

Source: RecipeZaar

Ingredients

3/4 cup butter

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

2/3 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon hazelnut extract or almond extract

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs

2 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup white chocolate chips

1 cup dark chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 lbs bacon, cooked and crumbled (about 2 cups)

1/2 lb bacon, cooked in whole strips

Procedure

1. In a Mixing bowl, mix butter, sugars, extracts and eggs. Mix till creamy.

2. Sift dry ingredients in a 2nd large bowl. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture and mix. Mix in chocolate chips and bacon pieces.

3. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour (30 mins in freezer works too)

4. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Place dough balls (approx 1 - 1.5 inches) on un-greased cookie sheet approx 1.5 - 2 inches apart.

5. Bake for 10 mins or until golden brown. Allow to cool before serving.

Image courtesy of Cooking With Kat

Check out the following 2-part video for precise directions in actual time.

Mix your cookie batter in this bacon-red KitchenAid 5-Quart Stand Mixer

KitchenAid KSM158GBCA 90th Anniversary Limited-Edition 5-Quart Stand Mixer, Candy Apple Red
KitchenAid KSM158GBCA 90th Anniversary Limited-Edition 5-Quart Stand Mixer, Candy Apple Red

The 90th Anniversary 5-Quart Stand Mixer has a strong 325-watt motor that delivers the power to handle the heaviest mixtures, and mix large batches easily. The 5-quart glass bowl features a pouring spout and measurement markings, making it more assessable in the kitchen. The unique mixing action eliminates the need to rotate the bowl by spinning the beater clockwise and the shaft counterclockwise, moving the beater to the edge of the bowl at 67 different points. This ensures a quick and complete mixing action. The 90th Anniversary Stand Mixer includes a flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip which will add to the versatility of the mixer.

 

"Mmmm. Move over, eggs. Bacon just got a new best friend -- fudge!"

~ Homer Simpson

Any recipes you'd like to share? Feel free to share your thoughts!

Would you eat bacon with chocolate? - What do you think of the bacon and chocolate combination?

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      ericsdorsey 

      5 years ago

      I'm sure this would be delicious. There is a restaurant in town with a bacon milkshake that I've been wanting to try, only catch is I'm lactose intolerant.

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      pinkrenegade lm 

      6 years ago

      Interesting recipe but I think I'd stick to conventional eating of chocolate and bacon - separate from each other.

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      Wedding Mom 

      6 years ago

      This is something i'd love to try.

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      jmillerepps 

      6 years ago

      very interesting

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      PTurner56 

      6 years ago

      You just never know what you might learn on Squidoo! This food combo sounds great!

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      DogWatchColumbus 

      6 years ago

      Sounds horribly unhealthy and totally delicious! Loved the unique dessert!

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      jimmyworldstar 

      6 years ago

      Mmm chocolate covered bacon. Perfect blend of sweet and savory. I'd try it once for the novelty. It's gotta be pretty unhealthy though.

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      BlondeBomber 

      6 years ago

      ABSOLUTELY! These recipes should be illegal!! :) Thank you!

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      bames24 lm 

      7 years ago

      ooohhh... this seems delicious.... :)

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      cocktailsexaminer 

      7 years ago

      Great topic! You might also like a lens I just created, about bacon vodka dessert recipes: http://www.squidoo.com/bacon-bliss-sweet-and-savor...

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      blanckj 

      7 years ago

      Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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      cuteordeath 

      7 years ago

      Hah, thanks for putting that Simpsons quote. :) I'm definitely going to try this!

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      fluffyclouds 

      7 years ago

      Awesome lens! Bacon and chocolate! Have you ever considered Pork Roll and Chocolate?

      https://hubpages.com/food/porkroll - I bet it would have a similar effect.

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      simplegirl lm 

      7 years ago

      Bacon and chocolate is wonderful together!

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      Obscure_Treasures 

      7 years ago

      Actually I do love both chocolate and bacon. Never thought of combining...but that was before I read your lens. I am convinced and will give it a shot.

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      Rhonda Albom 

      8 years ago from New Zealand

      Forgot to add - love the lens!

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      Rhonda Albom 

      8 years ago from New Zealand

      Half way through I was still wondering if it was a joke. I just can't see chocolate and bacon together, but then again someone put peanut butter and chocolate together for first time and I am sure that must have sounded odd too.

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      Sherry Venegas 

      8 years ago from La Verne, CA

      Delightful lens. My Homer Simpson fan son and I had fun with it.

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      JoyfulPamela2 

      8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      I'll try one of the recipes. Looks yummy!

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Cynthia, this sounds like such a great ingredient to add with chocolate.

      I'm going to try it, because I love both.

      Thanks!

      Susie

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Interesting combination...I'm not sure it's for me, but I love your lens. You made it sound intriquing!

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Chocolate and bacon is definitely an interesting combination. Not something I would have thought of, but then neither were the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies I fell in love with at Thanksgiving! Great lens, Cynthia! 5*

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 

      8 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Oh my, what a combination! No, I don't think bacon and chocolate are my thing. I'll just stick to the chocolate thank you. But I love the lens!

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Wow, interesting combo. It is probably not something I would make for myself but definitely a fun treat to try at the fair with a few friends. I wouldn't want to eat more than one piece.;) There are a few food combos that sound interesting to me like hot chili peppers and chocolate. I have to try that too. Anyway terrific lens, wonderful pics and very fun!

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      Cynthia Arre 

      8 years ago from Quezon City

      @KathyMcGraw2: Hahaha that's alright Kathy, I had a feeling the combination wouldn't sit well with a lot of people, LOL. Thank you for stopping by!

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      Kathy McGraw 

      8 years ago from California

      I just can't bring myself to wanting to try this...you portrayed it well, but still it doesn't sound like my cup of tea :)

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      Cynthia Arre 

      8 years ago from Quezon City

      @justholidays: Thank you Dom! No no no you should try it at least once in your life! You might like it (;

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      justholidays 

      8 years ago

      Oh, not for me, thanks. But pictures are fantastic, recipes look good too and the overall page is highly attractive!

      Congrats on such high quality lens, Cynthia!

      Dom.

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