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Yesterday was sleep over day. How do you get 12  year old girls to eat Paleo friendly snacks? Make them irresistible!  I had the homemade almond butter cups that I made the day before. Sweet potato chips and I needed one more. The diner near my house has chocolate covered bacon on the menu from time to time. My daughter LOVES it! I decided to give it a go. How hard can it be right? The diner makes these as whole pieces of bacon, I decided the responsible thing to do was to make them into smaller bite sized pieces. To be completely honest, I did this entirely for myself so I could snag a piece here and there and not commit to eating an entire piece of bacon when all I really wanted was a bite.  So, this really isn’t a recipe so much as brag post about my incredible genius! The girls loved them.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of Bacon (I used thick cut applewood smoked)
  • 10-12 oz of dark chocolate.  ( I used Enjoy Life brand chocolate chips (no soy, no nuts, no dairy, no gluten) for the kids but I would use darker for myself)
  • Opional: 1 tbs coconut oil.

I began by cutting each piece of uncooked bacon into 5 relatively equal pieces and fried them up until they were crispy. As each little piece was done to my liking, I let it drain on a paper towel.

Once all the bacon was fried up a crispy, I melted the chocolate. I put all the chocolate in a glass bowl with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and melted it in the microwave for 1 minute, stirred it up then melted again it for another minute and stirred it, etc until it was completely melted.

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Now I had all these little bacon nuggets and a bowl of melted chocolate. Yahoo!

Using a pair of tongs, I dipped each piece of bacon in the chocolate until it was covered to me liking and placed them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.  When the baking sheet was full I placed it in the freezer for a few minutes to harden.

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After I tasted these (for quality control of course) I stored them in an airtight container and kept them in the fridge until the girls came over. This kept them firm and crunchy as well as out of my line of vision so I could avoid eating them all myself! One description of how these tasted…..”Tastes like love, Mom”  😉

 

 

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