Sweet and Savory Chocolate Bacon Bark

Chocolate chip bark.
Elizabeth LaRau
Ratings (4)
  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 12 ounces bark (12 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
174 Calories
12g Fat
13g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 ounces bark (12 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 174
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 27mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 3g
Calcium 21mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Bacon and chocolate are a new trend in gourmet chocolate bars, and now you can recreate this unlikely pairing at home! Semi-sweet chocolate is studded with chunks of crispy bacon and cut into small squares to make chocolate bacon bark. It is important that the bacon is fried until it is crispy because the crispy texture greatly improves the taste and texture of the final candy -- soggy strips of bacon are pretty unappealing!

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 7 large strips bacon (fried until crispy)

Steps to Make It

  1. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil and set aside for now.

  2. Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in one-minute increments until melted, stirring after every minute to prevent overheating.

  3. While the chocolate is melting, chop the bacon strips into small bits. Set aside approximately one-third of the bacon to be used to top the bark.

  4. Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, stir in the remaining two-thirds of the chopped bacon, and stir until the bacon bits are well-incorporated.

  5. Pour the chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet, and with an offset spatula or a knife, spread it into a thin layer about 1/4” high. While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle the top evenly with the reserved chopped bacon and press down gently to adhere it to the surface.

  6. Refrigerate the bacon bark to set the chocolate, about 30 minutes. Once set, break it into small uneven pieces by hand, and serve immediately.

Chocolate bacon bark can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.