Bacon Hazelnut Bark


If you know some bacon lovers, this chocolate bark is simple and yummy. A dark chocolate sweet and salty treat. I found the toasted hazelnuts at Trader Joes in their nut section.  The recipe come from the book The Practical Paleo.  Hey,  if they can do chocolate and bacon I might be in.


1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 tsp. bacon grease (or coconut oil)
1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts
4 strips cooked bacon, chopped
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
I put the chocolate chips and the coconut oil together in a bowl and microwaved it for one minute. Stirred the chocolate and then microwaved it in 30 second increments till melted.  The recipe calls for spreading the chocolate out on the parchment paper and let it cool for a minute and then spread the chopped nuts and bacon on top.
But I like mixing half of the bacon adn nuts in with the chocolate and then spread out on the parchment. sprinkle the rest of the bacon and nuts on top. And last sprinkle the sea salt on top. Let cool and break into pieces.

Spicy Dark Chocolate Bacon Popcorn

Fresh popped popcorn is always a good snack or dinner.  I had a roommate in college who used to make peanut butter popcorn, ooo that was good. Till she went on a diet and we didn’t have much peanut butter popcorn after that.  This recipe is in honor of the good old days, before the freshmen 10 lbs; that still won’t go away.

What could be better than chocolate and bacon on your favorite snack.

There is a local movie theater that serves bacon popcorn. -sounds interesting- A tip I learned from a friend;  next time you’re at the movies order some junior mints with your popcorn, and mix the junior mints in with your popcorn..mmmmmm

I think this recipe is worthy a try if you like to experiment with your popcorn.