chocolate and coconut covered bacon

Oh soooo good!   ”Chocolate and coconut covered bacon?”, you may ask. Yep you got it!  It may seem bizarre at first, but it is actually a really amazing combo!  If you are a fan of  ‘sweet and salty’, then this dessert is a must try for you.  In the past couple weeks I have tried two different versions of this recipe, one topped with shredded coconut and the other with crushed macadamia nuts, while both drizzled with coconut butter.  Super easy peasy to make and will be a guaranteed hit at your upcoming holiday parties.  A rich treat that is immensely satisfying.  Go ahead…choc it up!
chocolate and coconut covered bacon
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Recipe type: appetizer, dessert

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 25 mins

Total time: 35 mins

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of good quality bacon
  • 2 Organic Dark Chocolate bars ~ *ISH
  • handful of unsweetened shredded coconut or crushed raw macadamia nuts (I have tried both)
  • a few tbsp of coconut butter

Instructions

  1. cook bacon in frying pan on medium to high heat, until crispy (I had to do this in a couple batches)
  2. remove from heat and plate to cool for a few minutes
  3. in the meantime, melt dark chocolate in a double boiler (avoid burning the chocolate) – stirring frequently
  4. when completely melted, take a pair of thongs and fully immerse the slice of bacon in the chocolate sauce
  5. when coated, place on a baking pan lined with parchment paper
  6. sprinkle with shredded coconut and place in the fridge to cool for 10-15 minutes
  7. while it is solidifying in the fridge, melt some coconut butter (manna), by placing the jar in boiling water
  8. once melted, take a few tbsp and spoon it into a Ziploc bag
  9. take the chocolate covered bacon out of the fridge, snip a tiny hole in the corner of the Ziploc bag and drizzle lightly with coconut butter
  10. place back into the fridge and let cool once again (doesn’t take long to solidify)
  11. when ready remove bacon strips from parchment paper and plate
  12. enjoy!

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  • There was a little bit of dark chocolate left over, so I decided to take a pint of fresh blueberries and toss them in the pot.  From there, I stirred them around, making sure they were all covered with the sauce and then placed them on some parchment paper.  I followed the same process by sprinkling and drizzling them with the shredded coconut and the butter.  Threw them in the freezer to harden…and voila…another simple, yet fabulous dessert!

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