Chocolate-Covered Bacon

A sheet of chocolate covered bacon

Elizabeth LaBau

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Chilling time: 15 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
57 Calories
4g Fat
1g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 57
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 243mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 60mg 1%
*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.)

Sweet meets salty in this recipe for Chocolate-Covered Bacon. If you've never tried bacon and chocolate together, you might be surprised at how well rich, semi-sweet chocolate complements the smoky flavor of crispy bacon. You can top yours with a few sprinkles of flaked sea salt, as well as toasted nuts or any other toppings of your choice.


  • 12 strips bacon

  • 1 pound chocolate (or chocolate candy coating)

  • Flaked sea salt, chopped nuts, or other toppings of your choice

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Prepare bacon according to package directions, either on stovetop or in oven. Cook bacon until it is crispy.

  3. Once bacon is cooked, drain fat and let cool, then pat both sides of bacon with a paper towel to remove any lingering fat.

  4. Melt chocolate in a double boiler or in microwave. If you are using chocolate candy coating, simply melting it is fine. If you are using real chocolate, temper it so that it remains shiny and hard at room temperature.

  5. Holding a strip of bacon at the top, carefully dip most of it into melted chocolate. If you have trouble dipping bacon, use a spoon to pour melted chocolate over bacon until both sides are covered to your liking.

  6. Lay chocolate-dipped bacon on a tray or plate covered with waxed paper. While chocolate is still wet, sprinkle top with flaked sea salt, chopped toasted nuts, or any other toppings you'd like. Repeat until all of the bacon is covered with chocolate.

  7. Refrigerate tray to set chocolate for about 15 minutes. Once set, let bacon come to room temperature, and it's ready to eat!


  • To add an extra flavor boost, candy your bacon first, and then proceed to dip them in chocolate!
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.