Bacon Saturday!

It is Bacon Saturday at the Mentzer household! I’ll let all of you know what fun things we come up with! Let me know your favorite bacon recipes!

Chocolate Dipped Bacon

1(16oz) package thick sliced bacon, cut crosswise into thirds

2 TBSP packed brown sugar

4 ounces bittersweet or dark chocolate, chopped

¼ cup finely chopped pistachio nuts, almonds, and/or cashews

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two 15x10x1-inch baking pans with parchment paper. Arrange bacon pieces in a single layer in the prepared pans. Sprinkle lightly with brown sugar. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until crisp. Transfer bacon to wire racks; cool up to 2 hours. Line a large baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside. In a small heavy saucepan, cook and stir chocolate over low heat until melted. Dip bacon pieces halfway into chocolate, letting excess drip off. Place on the prepared baking sheet. While still warm, sprinkle with nuts. Chill until chocolate is set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator fro up to 3 days. Makes about 36 pieces.

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