SMOKED BACON DIPPED IN DARK CHOCOLATE SPRINKLED WITH COURSE SEA SALT!
Yes, I said that! And for you naysayers don't knock until you have tried it. It is quite good!
While the bacon cooled I tempered/melted my chocolate.
Put the bowl with chocolate in it over the simmering pot of water, use a plastic spatula (wooden or bamboo may cause the chocolate to seize) to stir, and after about 3 to 5 minutes you should have some shinny, smooth chocolate ready for coating the bacon.
Next dip the bacon and set on a rack to cool. Next time I will still use a cooling rack however I will put parchment paper down to help keep the bacon from sticking. (somehow I managed to NOT take a picture of the bacon cooling after being covered in chocolate). While the chocolate covered bacon is cooling, I lightly sprinkled with course ground sea salt the placed in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
Pulled them out of the freezer and dipped a 2nd time in the chocolate then put them back in the freezer for about 20 more minutes.
- Less cook time on the bacon, thicker slice too
- Add Bitter Sweet Bakers Chocolate to the Hershey's Dark Chocolate to tone down the sweetness
- Use parchment paper to keep bacon from sticking to cooling rack after being covered in chocolate
- A little salt goes a very very long way!