• Chocolate Almond Bacon Bark! Posted on November 07, 2013

    Tagged as: caramel Chocolate Cooking Men Recipe Salt sugar sweet

    Chocolate Almond Bacon Bark! Today is National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day! Let's celebrate the Bacon Addicts way!


    1/2 cup sugar
    1 tablespoon unsalted butter
    Bacon- cooked and crumbled
    1 1/2 cups roasted Marcona almonds (not in oil)
    1 pound good-quality dark chocolate (62%–70% cacao), finely chopped
    Coarse sea salt (for sprinkling)


    Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or foil.

    Combine sugar with 2 Tbsp. water in a small saucepan. Stir over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil and cook, occasionally swirling pan and brushing down sides with a wet pastry brush, until caramel is dark amber, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

    Immediately add butter; whisk until melted. Set aside 1/4 of nuts & Bacon. Add remainder of almonds and Bacon; stir until well coated. Transfer to baking sheet, spreading out to separate nuts. Let cool. Break up any large clumps.

    Temper or stir chocolate in a medium bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water until melted. Remove from heat, add nuts & Bacon from baking sheet, and stir quickly to combine. Spread chocolate-nut-Bacon mixture on same baking sheet, keeping nuts in a single layer.

    Top with the reserved nuts and Bacon; sprinkle with salt. Chill until chocolate is set, about 3 hours.

    Break bark into pieces and store between layers of parchment or waxed paper. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 week ahead. Keep chilled.

    adapted from: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/chocolate-almond-bark-with-sea-salt

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