Candied Bacon Hot Chocolate

December 12, 2017

Candied Bacon Hot Chocolate is a savory twist on a classic winter drink.

Candied Bacon Hot Chocolate

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:

  1. Making the Candied Bacon
  2. 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

Candied Bacon

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.

Candied Bacon Hot Chocolate

What You Need for Homemade Hot Chocolate

Makes 2 cups

2 cups whole milk
2-4 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Candied Bacon Hot Chocolate Ingredients

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.

Candied Bacon Hot Chocolate

Candied Bacon Hot Chocolate

Candied Bacon Hot Chocolate

Candied Bacon Hot Chocolate

 

Candied Bacon Hot Chocolate

Candied Bacon Hot Chocolate

Yield: 2 Drinks
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Candied bacon brings a classic hot chocolate to another level.

Ingredients

For the Candied Bacon:

  • 4 pieces Bacon
  • 1/2 C Brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Hot Chocolate:

  • 2 Cups milk
  • 2-4 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place a wire rack over a baking sheet.
  2. Trim any really fatty areas of the ends of bacon, if any. Cut bacon in half so you have 8 pieces.
  3. Place on rack. Bake for 6 minutes. Turn and bake for another 6 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, combine brown sugar, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish.
  5. Carefully using tongs, dip each bacon slice into the brown sugar mixture, pressing down to stick. Do this on both sides.
  6. Put back on the rack and bake for another 5 minutes. Flip over and bake for another 5 minutes.
  7. At the very end, put under the broiler for 15-30 seconds on each side. Do not burn!
  8. Place onto another clean cooling rack.

For the Hot Chocolate:

  1. 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.
  2. Serve with whipped cream or marshmallows.
  3. Add 2 candied bacon slices.
  4. Also, for more bacon-y goodness, garnish with chopped candied bacon.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 599Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 687mgCarbohydrates: 104gFiber: 2gSugar: 86gProtein: 18g
Candied Bacon Hot Chocolate

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