You favorite combination of peanut butter and chocolate has a third wheel – bacon! This salty and sweet chocolate peanut butter bacon bark is never a bad thing.
Today in college football, Ohio State plays Penn State and although it is not a rivalry it’s close enough to make it a big game regardless of each teams ranking. And it just so happens to also be National Greasy Foods Day, which is perfect for football. But since I like to celebrate my Saturdays with peanut butter and chocolate in the spirit of my buckeyes, I made a peanut butter and chocolate treat that incorporated the best greasy food item ever – bacon!
Last but not least, the icing on the cake for today is my arrival in Seattle! I am visiting my friend Chip who recently moved there and then the next couple days I am going hog wild with Peabody (Culinary Concoctions by Peabody) and Kita (Pass the Sushi/Girl Carnivore)! It shall be full of deliciousness and merriment.
For a fun story for how this trip came to be, check out Peabody’s post.
One year ago: Winter Wheat Berry Power Salad
Two years ago: Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes
Three years ago: Red Beans and Rice
- 12 oz. bag dark chocolate chips
- 12 oz. bag peanut butter chips
- 1 Tbsp shortening (or bacon grease)
- 6 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled
- Coarse sea salt, if desired
- Line a baking sheet or tray with wax paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Place dark chocolate in a heat safe bowl and heat in the microwave at 50% power 20 seconds at a time, stirring between increments, until almost melted. Stir until smooth.
- Place peanut butter chips and shortening in another heat safe bowl and melt the same way as the dark chocolate. Stir until smooth. Stir in bacon, reserving 1 tablespoon for topping.
- Alternate spooning chocolate and peanut butter mixtures onto prepared baking tray. Using the tip of a knife or toothpick, gently swirl together. Sprinkle with remaining bacon and sea salt if desired. Chill for at least an hour. Break up and serve.
Source: Adapted slightly from Blue Eyed Bakers (website no longer active).