Candied Bacon Hot Chocolate is a savory twist on a classic winter drink.
I drink hot chocolate almost every day of winter. Hot chocolate is the epitome of winter in my mind. It brings back memories of childhood. But now I’m an adult so it’s time for my hot chocolate to grow up too. That’s why I add candied bacon to it. It’s like bacon, but it’s candy.
Candied Bacon Hot Chocolate Recipe
There are 2 steps to this recipe:
- Making the Candied Bacon
- Making the Hot Chocolate
Ingredients You Need for Candied Bacon
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4 pieces Bacon
1/2 C Brown sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
How to Make Candied Bacon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place a wire rack over a baking sheet.
Trim any really fatty areas of the ends of bacon, if any. Place on rack.
Bake for 6 minutes. Turn and bake for another 6 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine brown sugar and pepper in a shallow dish.
Carefully using tongs, dip each bacon slice into the brown sugar mixture, pressing down to stick. Do this on both sides.
Put back on the rack and bake for another 5 minutes. Flip over and bake for another 5 minutes.
At the very end, put under the broiler for 15-30 seconds on each side. Do not burn!
Place onto another clean cooling rack.
What You Need for Homemade Hot Chocolate
Makes 2 cups
2 cups whole milk
2-4 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
How to Make Candied Bacon Hot Chocolate
In a saucepan, heat brown sugar and milk over medium heat. Whisk until combined. Add cocoa powder and whisk. Let come JUST to a boil.
Serve with whipped cream or marshmallows.
Add candied bacon slices.
Also, for more bacon-y goodness, garnish with chopped candied bacon.