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Nov072011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bacon Bark

Apologies in advance muffins, this particular posting is seriously lacking in those ever exciting "prep pics." 

You know, the ones where we document the artful ingredient arrangement, the careful measuring and the whisking in action?  Right, those ones.  We're sorry!  We dropped the blogging ball...big time.

But we have an excuse!

In a totally uncharacteristic move, we realized mere moments before some guests arrived that we had nothing sweet to serve them.  Granted, we were ordering take out but still...NOTHING!  Cue hysterical panicking, running back and forth between the kitchen and the bedroom window and high pitched shreiking.

Clearly, something had to be done.  But what!?  Guests!  Any moment!  Guests!  Eeeeeeeek!! 

But wait!  Boys were coming over.  Specifically, baby brother was coming over.  Boys are easy.  And baby brother?!  Sooo easy.  Hand him a bar of dark chocolate and he's all set. 

Still screeching, we grabbed the dark chocolate, peanut butter chips (um, duh) and bacon (boys = bacon).

Some very quick chopping and bacon frying (which we could do in our sleep), applying makeup in the reflective surface of the microwave (there's no truth to that whole microwave radiation theory is there?  IS THERE!?!), swirl swirl swirl, a quick chill, and voila.  Crisis averted.

Um and a quick public service announcement, even if you have oodles of time, you should make this for the men in your lives.  Bacon bark apparently is like catnip for boys.  Er, and maybe a few blue-eyeds...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bacon Bark
Makes approximately 1 pound

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10 ounces dark chocolate, roughly chopped
10 ounces peanut butter chips
1 tablespoon shortening or vegetable oil
4-6 slices bacon, cooked, diced

Line a baking sheet or tray with wax paper.

Place chopped chocolate in a heat safe bowl and place in the microwave on 30 second bursts, stirring between cooking, until almost melted.  Stir until smooth.

Immediately place peanut butter chips and shortening in another heat safe bowl and place in the microwave on 30 second bursts, melting the same way you melted the dark chocolate.  Stir until smooth.  Add in diced bacon, reserving 1 tablespoon for topping.

Alternating spoon chocolate and peanut butter mixtures onto prepared baking tray.  Using the tip of a sharp knife, gently swirl together.  Sprinkle with remaining bacon and sea salt if desired.  Chill for at least an hour.  Break up and serve.

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Reader Comments (11)

Chocolate and Bacon. I can't believe that this is delicious. Is this your serious?

November 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSusanne

Haha yes Susanne we are very serious! It's completely delicious...!

November 7, 2011 | Registered CommenterBlue Eyed Bakers

Amazing, ladies!

November 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBlog is the New Black

Simple steps and ingredients to make such an amazing thing!

November 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Stumble Upon led me to your site and I am so, so, so glad. I just went through every single one of your posts and I am completely smitten. Thanks so much for all the wonderful recipes! I can't wait to try a bunch!
xoxo, Abby

November 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAbby

Being a vegetarian, I suppose sprinkling with extra chips is my only option - sighs dramatically ;P

November 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChoc Chip Uru

Such a fabulous idea! Genius last minute solution, too:-)

November 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren at Keep It Sweet

I think I may be making this for Christmas gifts!

Very clever Katy and Abby! And pretty too! :-) ...Susan

November 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLunaCafe

That looks amazing!! A tasty holiday treat.

I cannot stop mentioning you guys in my posts! So many good recipes to try!

(You can see my response to this one here: https://www.uvm.edu/~burnearn/blog/?p=453)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

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