Chocolate-Covered Bacon Hearts

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chocolate-covered bacon hearts

Whoever came up with the whole “chocolate-covered bacon” thing must be some sort of culinary genius. Odds are he or she is a stoner culinary genius. Let's just be honest here. Some dude was probably baked out of his mind and thought, “Chocolate…good. Bacon…good. Chocolate-covered bacon…goooooood!” 

mmmmm....bacon

Since Valentine's Day is coming up and it's traditionally a time to celebrate things we love, I decided to come up with a special treat to celebrate my love of chocolate-covered bacon. I had a hard time keeping Nate away from these while I was taking pictures for the blog, and the entire plateful was gone within about a minute. Next time I'll definitely try to make extras so I can have a bite or two without risking losing a finger.

They say, afterall, that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. Surprise your sweetie with a box full of these babies on this romantic holiday, and you'll have a loyal partner for life!

Chocolate-Covered Bacon Hearts

Chocolate-Covered Bacon Hearts

Ingredients

  • 8 strips of bacon cut in half
  • 1/3- cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Shape bacon into hearts by overlapping the middle and end of each pair of bacon pieces.
  • Bake bacon approximately 20 minutes until crispy.
  • Set bacon on a paper towel to cool.
  • Heat chocolate chips in a Ziploc bag on high at 15-second intervals, massaging between heating sessions, until melted.
  • Snip off the end of the Ziploc bag and pipe chocolate onto bacon hearts.
  • Let chocolate dry several minutes before serving.

bacon hearts

I just love the way these look all laid out ready to be baked. I never thought I'd think of bacon as “sweet” or “cute.”

bacon hearts

I form hearts with the bacon by cutting each slice in half down the middle and overlapping the ends of two pieces. It's kind of one of those things you work out as you go along.

baked bacon hearts

Baking at 375 for about 20 minutes results in pieces that are crispy, but still a nice reddish color.

chocolate-covered bacon

I melt chocolate chips (dark chocolate is my favorite for chocolate-covered bacon) in a Ziploc bag in the microwave. I feel comfortable heating food in Ziploc bags because I know they're BPA-free.

chocolate-covered bacon hearts

There you have it! Chocolate-covered bacon is so simple, and such a nice treat.

chocolate-covered bacon hearts

If you prefer, you could skip the chocolate and make these bacon hearts as part of a cute Valentine's Day breakfast. Kids would love it!

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9 thoughts on “Chocolate-Covered Bacon Hearts”

  1. I have yet to try chocolate covered bacon. I like that you made these heart shaped though. Fun for the little ones!

  2. I just found your site and am still browsing around…..but I just had to comment on the bacon hearts…omg….I can’t wait to try them. I have heard bacon and chocolate is good together but I have always wrinkled my nose at it….gonna try em! Love your site and am your newest follower! Would love it if you came over and gave me a shout out too!
    Xoxo Kelly

  3. Oh my goodness, I’m cracking up ~ you are probably so right about the stoner culinary genius!! Chocolate covered bacon is not a sober food thought process!
    Thanks so much for joining in at Mom’s Test Meal Mondays!!

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