Don’t let looks deceive you, this is not burnt bacon. It is in fact cocoa candied bacon here to blow your mind!
Doesn’t that look appetizing? Burnt bacon is everything you’ve always dreamed of, right!? No? Well that is unfortunate… but guess what it’s not burnt bacon, it’s cocoa candied bacon!! Huzzah! I feel like this should have been an April Fools recipe but instead it is another contribution to #Choctoberfest.
Making cocoa candied bacon is pretty simple: give it a good rub down with a mixture of cocoa powder and brown sugar, place on a wire rack placed over a rimmed cookie sheet, and bake until crisp. And then I would suggest serving them with a side of hot peanut butter pancakes. Yes you read that correctly, bacon with a side of pancakes.
After you’ve thrown your first batch of these into the oven, make sure you check out the recipes from all of the other #Choctoberfest bloggers listed at the end of this post. Then check out all the swag up for grabs from our generous sponsors and enter the #Choctoberfest giveaway HERE.
One year ago: Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken with Balsamic Date Sauce
Two years ago: Apple Cinnamon Pretzels
Four years ago: Basil Butter
COCOA CANDIED BACON
8 slices bacon
3 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lay a wire rack on top of a foil-lined baking sheet.
- In a large shallow bowl, mix sugar and cocoa. Dredge bacon slices through the mix, lightly patting the sugar on top.
- Lay strips on wire rack and bake for 25-30 minutes or until desired doness, flipping the bacon once halfway through.
- Remove and drain on paper towels for 1 minute. Serve immediately.
Source: Adapted from How Sweet It Is.
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How genius is this?! What a great idea to combine the sweet with the savory ;) Yummm!
I just bought bacon yesterday, and my husband’s coming back from a week-long business trip in Germany tomorrow. I am SO making this as a welcome home snack!
I didn’t think it was possible to improve on bacon. You just proved me wrong.
I’m here all week ;-)
Mmmm… I love candied bacon, this looks awesome!
What a fun idea! This is one recipe I have to try for my bacon loving hubby!!!
*gasp* chocolate bacon + pb pancakes !!!!
I know right!?
Complete breakfast sounds like this bacon with your whole wheat chocolate chip peanut butter pancakes… And (are you ready for this? am I ready for it?) MY NON-BACON-EATING HUSBAND IS WILLING TO TRY THIS!!!!!! Oh happy day!
Seriously!? That’s amazing! I hope he likes them and doesn’t swear off bacon forever.
He liked it!! And so did I. A lot. The only thing we didn’t like was cleaning up our baking pan, so next time I’ll make sure to put down parchment or foil on the baking sheet before putting the whole mess into the oven. You’d think that after cooking for more than 50 years I would have figured that one out beforehand…
Dang did I not say to do that in the post? I will fix that now…