A popular treat at state fairs, chocolate covered bacon is a sweet and salty treat you can easily make at home with a few simple steps.
We love to visit the county and state fairs every summer because there’s always unique foods to try like chocolate covered bacon. But, when we first tried it a few years ago, we were really disappointed. The bacon was salty and greasy and the combination just didn’t work for me.
This experience got me thinking…Why doesn’t it work? Almost everything tastes good dipped in chocolate. And bacon makes everything better, right? So, I decided to try making my own version. I’ve made other homemade versions of fair food like Fried Oreos, Avocado Bacon Fries, and Mexican Fried Ice Cream so now I am excited to share my homemade version of chocolate covered bacon.
You only need a few ingredients to make chocolate covered bacon and it’s super simple to make using just a microwave.
- To make this recipe easier, I started with pre-cooked bacon, the kind that you can cook in the microwave for just a few seconds to crisp up.
- I recommend covering your bacon with a paper towel so that the oil from the bacon doesn’t spray over the interior of your microwave.
- I like to string the bacon on wooden skewers before cooking them in the microwave, so they maintain a wavy shape after they’re cooked and coated in chocolate.
- Cook each piece of bacon in the microwave for about 20 seconds or until it’s completely crispy. Set aside the cooked bacon on a plate or sheet pan.
- For chocolate covered treats, it’s best to use a premium chocolate bar rather than chocolate chips. Premium chocolate will melt better. I usually choose a semi-sweet chocolate bar.
- Roughly chop the chocolate and place it in a microwave-safe bowl and melt the chocolate in the microwave for one minute. Stir the chocolate and, if needed, continue to melt it in 15-second intervals, stopping each time to stir it until it’s smooth.
- I like to add a little oil to the melted chocolate. It thins the chocolate and makes it easier to spread over the cooked bacon.
Once you’ve cooked the bacon and melted the chocolate all you have to do is pour or dip the cooked bacon in it until it’s fully coated. Place the chocolate covered bacon on a piece of parchment paper and put them in the freezer until the chocolate hardens.
I enjoyed my homemade chocolate covered bacon a lot more than the ones I get at the fair. I’ll admit it’s not for everyone, but if you love a salty and sweet treat, I hope you give them a try. They’re a lot less expensive to make at home and you don’t have to wait in a long line to buy them!
Chocolate Covered Bacon
- 6 strips precooked bacon
- 6 wooden skewers
- 1 cup semisweet chopped chocolate
- 1 tbsp oil
- String bacon onto skewer so it maintains a wavy pattern after cooked. Cook each piece in microwave about 20 seconds until it is completely crispy.
- Pour chocolate into bowl and microwave for about 1 min. Stir and check doneness. Microwave at additional 15 second intervals and stir until chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Add oil and stir until smooth. The oil will make the melted chocolate more thin and liquid. Pour spoonfuls of chocolate onto the cooked bacon until covered.
- Place covered bacon onto parchment paper and place in freezer until chocolate is hardened.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.