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Chocolate Bacon Almond Bars

Yesterday I attempted a new recipe.  My husband made some bacon for me.  I typically end up charring the bacon so it’s really his area of expertise ;-)!  I melted some dark chocolate in a double boiler and combined it will some heavy cream.  Then I folded in some slivered almonds.  I poured the mixture into a pan and popped it into the freezer to set.  While that was hardening, I melted some white chocolate in a double boiler and combined it with some heavy cream.  I mixed in the finely chopped bacon and poured that on top of the set dark chocolate mixture.  I put it back into the freezer to set for about an hour.  This is what it looked like when I pulled it out of the freezer and cut them into bars…Looks yummy, right?  But it needed something else.  So I popped them bars back into the freezer.  While they were getting nice and hard, I melted some semi-sweet chocolate in a double boiler and added some canola oil.  Then I took the bars out the freezer and coated each on with the semi-sweet chocolate.Messy goodness right there!  I have found that most things that are gooey or messy are just so yummy.  This was true of these bars too.The bacon added the saltiness that complemented the chocolate in such an “oh so good” way.  The almonds added the crunch and light nutty flavor.  The three different chocolates were just yummy together.

Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is on Sunday.  Any Steelers fans out there?  How about Packers fans?  I’ll admit that even though I’m from Pennsylvania, I am a cheesehead!  But that’s not what you are here for, right?  You’re here to see what’s up for possible goodies to be served on the big game day, right? 

Well, last week I found the ultimate Super Bowl treats.  I discovered that bacon and chocolate really do go together!  I know, I know…it’s sounds absurd.  But I can’t stress enough that these are THE best chocolate chip cookies I have ever eaten.  And I’ve taste-tested a lot! 🙂

The salt from the maple bacon makes this chocolate chip cookie so savory.  YUM!

Then I decided to try a recipe for these Dark Chocolate Bacon cupcakes…

Oh my goodness! These are just sinful.  So, so rich.  I used a chocolate buttercream for the icing and then topped it with a few extra bacon crumbles just for kicks…

Again, YUM! 

I think I will try my hand at bacon fudge brownies next.  I hear they are just divine…

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