Without the knowledge or permission of my dear husband, I bought my kids a puppy while he was on the other side of the country on business. Better to ask for forgiveness than permission, right? :)
Now that we are done having babies, I broke down and bought a furry version of one. Our little Sheldon (aka Dr. Sheldon Cooper) is the cutest ball of fluff.
He has been part of our family for one week. While a newborn human is more work, a puppy is still more than I ever expected. It is actually quite funny to watch my 2 year old go through all the phases of jealousy that are usually reserved for when you bring home a new sibling.
We have many, many new rules in our house when it comes to this puppy. The top of the list is NO feeding the puppy people food. I do not want a dog that begs for food every time someone eats. Turns out, if you bake a pound of bacon in the oven, puppies beg whether or not they have ever tasted it before. Who'da thunk??
This was the first time I ever prepared bacon in the oven and it will not be the last!! Just throw the whole pound in the oven and forget about it. Plus, no huge greasy mess to clean up afterward. Bonus: you end up with perfectly flat pieces of bacon to boot!
To say this recipe rocks would not do it justice. It is magnificent! If you aren't into the whole low carb/sugar free thing, then go ahead and slater your bacon with regular chocolate. I won't tell a soul. Promise.
I only covered one side of the bacon with the chocolate and I'm glad I did. If I would have done both, the flavor of the bacon would have been lost. Be sure to get the bacon crisp, because limp bacon under chocolate would be disgusting!
Chocolate Covered Bacon - Low Carb & Sugar Free
1 pound thick sliced bacon **regular bacon will break
12 ounces sugar free chocolate - semi sweet or milk **you can also use regular chocolate instead of sugar-free
4 ounces sugar free white chocolate
1. Line a large jelly roll pan with aluminum foil. Lay out the pieces of bacon evenly across. Place in a COLD oven and turn the oven on to 400 degrees. Bake for 20-25 minutes. You want nice and crisp bacon for this or you will end up with something mushy under the chocolate.
2. Once bacon is baked, remove from the pan and cool on paper towels. While it is still warm, cut each piece in half.
3. Melt both chocolates in microwave proof bowls, 30 seconds at a time and mixing after each heating. Continue to heat until the chocolates are completely melted.
4. Use a spoon to paint one side of your bacon with the chocolate. Drizzle on some of the white chocolate and swirl it in slightly. Place bacon on wax paper. Once all the pieces are covered, refrigerate until chocolate is firm.