Crunchy and savory, bacon paired with chocolate makes our hearts go pitter patter and these four recipes satisfy all our salty + sweet cravings.
For all of your cooking needs, TCHO chocolate discs provide different flavor profiles and full, robust chocolatey goodness that can be melted down or cut into chocolate chunks for these recipes. All of our chocolate is made with precision and care in our Berkeley factory.
Here are four of our must-try delicious bacon and chocolate recipes:
1. Maple Bacon Truffles
For an absolutely decadent bite-size of heaven, this maple bacon truffle recipe by Lauren Keating from Healthy Delicious takes the cake. The ingredients include:
- 4 oz. applewood smoked bacon
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar for the bacon and ⅓ cup for the truffles
- 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup dark chocolate (we use TCHO bittersweet dark chocolate)
First, slice the bacon into ¼ inch squares then cook until crispy and sprinkle brown sugar on top. Next, combine the truffle ingredients of milk, maple syrup, and brown sugar in a saucepan and cook for about 7 minutes, or until it reaches a thick caramel-like consistency. Let mixture cool and set, then melt the chocolate.
Roll the caramel into balls, then dip into the melted chocolate, set on a tray with parchment paper, and sprinkle with bacon crumbles. Just try not to devour these!
2. Chocolate Bacon Brownies
Bacon, brownies, AND Paleo-friendly?! Where do we sign?. Big shout out to Civilized Cavemen for this awesome recipe.
- TCHO’s Natural Cocoa Powder
- 2 cups of almond butter
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup raw organic honey
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ⅛ cup coconut milk
- 8t slices of bacon
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup for the bacon
First, prepare the bacon by brushing the two tablespoons of maple syrup on the slices. Then, cook to desired crispiness in the oven. Once cool, add bacon to a food processor to chop up into bits (this can also be done with a chef’s knife.)
Preheat the oven to 325oF degrees, then combine the other ingredients to comprise the brownie batter. Once combined, stir in the bacon crumbles. Then, add the bacon filled batter to cupcake liners (about half full) and cook for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean!
3. Chocolate Chip and Bacon Cookies
This new take on the classic chocolate chip cookie adds a secret ingredient for extra flavor and deliciousness: bacon crumbles! Prepare five slices of bacon in the oven or on the stovetop until fully cooked, then crumble them into little pieces to add to the chocolate chip cookie dough. For the dough, you’ll need:
- 1 cup TCHO Pro 60.5% Dark Chocolate Discs, chopped
- ½ cup butter softened
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ⅛ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 5 slices of thick cut bacon
Start by combining the dry ingredients (sugars, flour, salt, and baking soda) in one bowl, and the wet ingredients (butter, egg, and vanilla extract) in another. Then, slowly combine. Once creamy and mixed together, add in chocolate chunks and bacon bits. Make into desired ball sizes, then bake at 350oF degrees for about ten minutes or until lightly golden brown on the edges.
4. Classic Chocolate Covered Bacon
Finally, sometimes the simplest recipes are the best...especially when chocolate and bacon are involved. This Taste of Home recipe can be topped with apricots, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, sea salt… you name it! Or, it can just be made with good ol’ chocolate and bacon.
All you’ll need:
- 12 slices of thick cut bacon
- Six oz. white chocolate, finely chopped
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (we use our TCHO Pro 60.5% Dark Chocolate Discs, chopped)
- 1 tablespoon shortening or coconut oil
Start by threading the slices of bacon onto pre-soaked cooking skewers, then placing in a 400oF degree oven and cook until crisp for about 20-25 minutes. Then, melt the white chocolate and brush onto the bacon. If you want to add toppings, this would be the time. If not, melt the chunks of semisweet chocolate and brush the melted chocolate onto the bacon. Let the chocolate dry and harden, then they’re ready to eat!
These chocolate and bacon recipes are sure to be a new favorite for everyone you decide to share them with.