It’s official. We’ve died and gone to bacon heaven. Chocolaty, crispy, smoky bacon heaven to be exact. These maple chocolate bacon skewers are crunchy, salty, sweet, and greasy—which is why we also like to refer to them as happiness on a stick. The already-holy combination of bacon and maple syrup has been made even holier with the addition of chocolate. These suckers are also so easy to whip up that they make a perfect snack, quick dessert, or easy breakfast (if we had our way, we’d make them for every meal of the day). Our favorite part: the greasy crevices and maple-y crannies created by the folds of the ribboned bacon. So enjoy with friends—or just yourself—and we’ll see you in bacon heaven!
- 10 pieces of thick-cut bacon
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 3 ounces milk or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped fine
- Preheat the oven to 425 and line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Place a metal cooling rack on the baking sheet.
- Thread one piece of bacon onto each of 10 wooden skewers, ribbon-candy style.
- Place skewers on the rack and paint each side liberally with maple syrup.
- Bake for 10 minutes, turn the skewers over and bake for another 10 minutes or until crispy. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature.
- Heat the cream to boiling, then pour over the chopped chocolate. Let it stand for 5 minutes, then stir until you have a smooth chocolate sauce.
- Drizzle the chocolate over one side of the bacon skewers, either with a spoon or by putting the chocolate sauce in a plastic zippered bag, cutting off one corner and squeezing the sauce out through the corner.
- Pop the skewers in the fridge until the chocolate is set, then enjoy!