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Sweet and Salty Chocolate-Dipped Candied Bacon appetizer, recipe by stacy lyn harris
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Sweet and Salty Chocolate-Dipped Candied Bacon

Ingredients

  • 1 pound thick-cut applewood smoked bacon
  • 3/4 cup Alaga Original Syrup
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate
  • sea salt for sprinkling

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Line a cookie sheet with foil and place a colling rack over the top.
  • In a bread pan or shallow casserole dish, add brown sugar, salt, and black pepper. In another bread pan, add syrup. Dip each piece of bacon into the syrup and then into the brown sugar mixture. Place each strip of bacon on a cooling rack.
  • Bake in the center of the oven for 30 mins. The bacon will be slightly dark and crispy. If it's not done, leave in for additional time, checking every few minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool on a rack for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, remove bacon to a piece of parchment paper.
  • Place chocolate chips over a double boiler on simmer. Don't allow water to reach the chocolate. Whisk continuously until the chocolate is smooth. Remove the chocolate from the heat. Dunk one side of the bacon into the chocolate, allowing any excess chocolate to drip off. Lay each slice of bacon on parchment paper on top of a baking sheet. After each piece has been coated, sprinkle a pinch of sea salt over the bacon and put the pan of bacon on parchment paper on top of a baking sheet. After each piece has been coated, sprinkle a pinch of sea salt over the bacon and put the pan of bacon in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes or until the chocolate has set.
  • Remove from refrigerator, plate, and serve at room temperature.