Posted by Tara on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
This recipe is for my typing class! Our class ends right before lunch so they often talk about food while they key away on their computers. My students have repeatedly asked me to make bacon dipped in chocolate and bring it to class. This week I took their advice. But before I plunged the cooked bacon into some melted fudgy delightfulness, I first dunked the strips in melted caramel. Then I topped them off with some sea salt and candy sprinkles for decoration. There are no words I can use to adequately describe how tasty these bacon pops are. You will just have to make them yourself!
- 1 12 oz bag good quality semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 11oz bag Kraft caramel bits
- 1 12 oz package bacon
- 1/4 cup (more or less) candy sprinkles
- 1-2 Tablespooons sea salt
- 12-16 wooden skewers (one for each piece of bacon)
- wax paper
- cooking spray
Separate uncooked bacon into individual pieces and place a wooden skewer lengthwise through half the bacon. Arrange strip on a microwave bacon cooker, and repeat with remaining strips of bacon. I could only fit about 6 pieces of bacon onto my bacon cooker at a time. Next cover bacon with a paper towel and cook bacon in microwave unti it is light brown and done. In my microwave it would take 4-5 minutes to cook 6 pieces of bacon. Remove bacon from microwave and allow it to cool while placing skewered pieces on a paper towel to soak up any excess grease.
While bacon is cooling, melt the Kraft caramel bits in the microwave or on stove top according to package directions. Tear off a large piece of wax paper and spray it generously with cooking spray. Then dip each piece of bacon into the caramel (or use a spatula to spread it evenly over both sides) and place dipped bacon on greased wax paper. Repeat with the dipping and spreading of the caramel until all pieces of bacon have been covered.
While the caramel is firming up on the bacon, place the semi-sweet pieces in a microwave safe bowl and cook a minute at a time, stirring after each minute, until choclate is smooth and melted. Then dip each piece of caramel coated bacon into the melted chocolate (and/or use a spatula to spread chocolate evenly over both sides) and return each “pop” to wax paper. Be sure to sprinkle a little sea salt and/or candy sprinkles over each pop before chocolate hardens. Bacon pops are ready to eat when melted. chocolate hardens.
I skewered the uncooked bacon to make “pops” which could be used in an edible arrangement. But this step could be skipped and the bacon could be dipped in caramel and chocolate and the sprinkles and sea salt added for decoration of individual pieces of bacon.