Appetizers / Snacks
These salty, sweet, and smoky Bacon Skewers with caramel and chocolate are a snack fit for every occasion — breakfast, brunch, tailgate, you name it — not only are they highly addictive, they're easy to make, too. This recipe is a keeper.
FOR THE BACON, THREAD:
FOR THE CARAMEL, BOIL:
FOR THE GANACHE, HEAT:
Preheat oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with foil and top with a rack.
For the bacon, thread each strip of bacon onto a skewer; place on prepared rack. Cook bacon 10 minutes, flip, and cook until crisp, 10–15 minutes more; transfer to a paper-towel-lined baking sheet.
For the caramel, boil brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup in a saucepan, 1 minute. Whisk in cream and boil 1 minute more. Remove caramel from heat; let cool 10 minutes.
For the ganache, heat cream until it boils; pour over chocolate in a bowl. Let the chocolate sit 5 minutes to soften, then stir until smooth.
Spoon caramel over one side of each bacon skewer; chill until caramel is set. Spoon the ganache over the caramel; letting excess drip back into the bowl. Chill bacon until ganache is set.
For “pockets” where the caramel and ganache can pool, thread the strips onto skewers, accordion-style.
Wait until the caramel is set before topping with ganache so it doesn’t melt and drip off.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 260mg 10%
Carbs 12g 4%
Fiber 1g 4%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.