Chocolate Dipped Candied Bacon Hearts
Yesterday I posted a tutorial for How to Make Bacon Hearts for your sweetie or kids on Valentine’s Day (or any other occasion you might want to make something special for). However, since the theme was for Valentine’s Day, and the fact I like to go a bit outside the box, or extreme as the case may be, with matching flavors, I thought what the heck, why not incorporate some chocolate? So, yes, after the awesomeness that were the Candied Bacon Footballs, I now also bring you Chocolate Dipped Candied Bacon Hearts.
Now, if you wanted to just use regular bacon that you don’t candy first, that is fine. I like to use a semi-sweet or white chocolate for the dipping, so I find that the candying adds just a bit of sweetness to go well with the savory and salt. Plus, what’s not to love about brown sugar or maple syrup, right?
Either way, this recipe is pretty flexible as far as using flavors that you prefer. Milk, dark, semi-sweet or even white chocolate would all be great to use. I actually dipped some in semi-sweet and others in white chocolate and we loved both. If you do candy and would like to add a bit of spice as well, you can add in a pinch of black or cayenne pepper to the brown sugar or syrup before putting it on the bacon. Lastly, if you want to make it look really festive, just sprinkle on some colored sugar or sprinkles before the chocolate completely hardens. I put some red sugar on the chocolate dipped portion and thought it made the bacon candies just look all the more Valentine’s Day worthy, and it didn’t really add much more sweetness.
As for the overall taste? Honestly, I wasn’t too sure about bacon and chocolate going together. I have to say, though, that it’s a great combo of sweet, salty and savory that I look forward to indulging in now and then!
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