chocolate almond bacon bark

Oh boy, is this great! I feel like Flounder in Animal House just before all hell breaks loose! And know this going in –  all hell will, when you make this outrageous bark! After much machinations – simple is ALWAYS best! So with that in mind, I give you a simple, sensational sweet and salty treat to knock everyone’s socks off this Valentine’s Day! The measurements are flexible – more chocolate means thicker bark, more nuts, means well, more nuts and the same with the bacon.

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Check out the ideas below ’cause you can flavour your bark any way you please! And if gifting is what you have in mind – get yourself some fold-top sandwich bags, slip in a few pieces of bark, print out these Valentine treat gift tags, and you’ll have the universal day of love all wrapped up! This is a quick and impressive way to get your act together – melt, sprinkle, cool, break, bag, tag and go!

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1. Get your bacon cookin’.

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2. However you get your bacon cookin’.

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3. It’ll drain itself if you use the rack-in-the-oven method …

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4. Or move it to paper towel to drain if you use a frying pan.

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5. Put a couple of inches of water in a pot over lowish heat to come to a simmer.

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6. Choose your chocolate.

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7. Break it into pieces and put it into a heat-safe bowl over the simmering water.

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8. And melt it slowly.

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9. Just like this.

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10. See? Perfect.

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11. Chop your nuts and yes, I have a slap chop, and it works great!

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12. So they look like this.

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13. Toast ’em in a pan.

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14. Put your cooled bacon in a pile on a cutting board.

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15. And coarsely chop it into small pieces.

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16. Pour the melted chocolate onto parchment paper on a baking pan.

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17. And spread to cover the entire pan.

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18. So it looks like this.

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19. Sprinkle the chopped bacon over the warm chocolate.

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20. Followed by the cooled nuts, and press it all down with the back of a spoon or spatula.

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21. Take the rest of the melted chocolate and if you need more, melt more …

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22. And drizzle it over the nuts and bacon layer.

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23. And there you have it. Put in the fridge for a couple of hours to harden.

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24. Break it into pieces, bag, tag and hand it over, or …

4 Responses to chocolate almond bacon bark
  1. Pattullo
    February 13, 2012 | 6:45 am

    I love it! Looks so good!

  2. Cathie
    February 13, 2012 | 9:11 pm

    Wow! If loving this is wrong, I don’t want to be right!

  3. Henri
    February 14, 2012 | 11:37 am

    With a cup of freshly brewed coffee in one hand and this bark in another, I traveled to heaven! This is incredibly good!

  4. Maria
    March 17, 2012 | 11:42 am

    We made a nut-free version of this using pretzels, bacon and chocolate chips. It was very yummy. Thanks for the inspiration. Maria

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