Do You Like Chocolate-Covered Bacon?

Aug 30 '12

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Do You Like Chocolate-Covered Bacon?


Chocolate-covered bacon is a North American dish that consists of cooked bacon with a coating of either milk chocolate or dark chocolate. It can be topped with sea salt, crumbled pistachio or almond bits.References on the internet date back at least to 2005. The popularity of the dish has spread and the dish has featured on television shows about food. A variant has been served at state fairs, where the bacon is served with chocolate sauce for dipping. It was even developed into a gourmet food bar.

How to preparation and variations of Chocolate Covered Bacon.Streaky bacon is used to make chocolate-covered bacon. It is first cooked, then immersed in melted chocolate; toppings (if any) are added, and the dish is allowed to cool A variation is to dip the bacon in melted chocolate for a partial coating, leaving some of the bacon showing.

A British variation is to wrap a cube of chocolate in uncooked bacon, and to cook the bacon parcel in the oven as normal. The result is a hot bacon package, with a sweet melted chocolate center.

Candied bacon has become especially popular at “Big Boy’s Cupcakes” in Cumberland, Rhode Island. Owner and operator Kevin Patrick Martin has come up with fifteen different ways to candy bacon and match them with suitable cupcakes. This technique has become known as “swinging the cupcakes.”

The recent popularity in the United States of bacon combined with sweet ingredients, caused by the quick (and sometimes viral) spreading of recipes in national media and on the Internet, has led to unexpected culinary inventions, such as candied bacon cubes, which are based on a recipe for “Candied bacon with whipped cream” printed in The New York Times,and bacon strips baked with brown sugar used as garnish for martinis.


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