Sweet and Savory Chocolate Bacon Bark

Chocolate chip bark
Elizabeth LaRau
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 3 mins
Total: 13 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
167 Calories
11g Fat
18g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 167
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 116mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 137mg 3%
*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. Semisweet 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.


  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

  • 7 large slices 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 1-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-inch 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.