Sunday, August 28, 2011

Pig Out Chocolates

A conversation started in our gym one day about paleo desserts. Is chocolate legal on the paleo food list? No, but we all have to enjoy an occasional cheat day and a really good piece of chocolate won’t derail you from your food goals. 

Now be adventurous. Add some crispy bacon to a melted chocolate bar. I know, it sounds weird but it tastes so good. It is sweet, salty, and satisfying. Give a piece to someone to try. Most likely they won’t be able to identify the mystery ingredient but they’ll want more!

Fry up two strips of bacon until very crispy. Drain and let cool. Crumble.

Melt two 3-ounce dark chocolate bars in a double boiler. Stir in some of the bacon bits. (I found that the best ratio is mostly chocolate with a sprinkling of bacon. You do not want the bacon to overpower the chocolate and make it too salty.) Pour into molds, or use a teaspoon and drop onto parchment paper. Place in refrigerator to harden.

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