Bacon and pecan nut chocolate shards

Bacon and pecan nut chocolate shards

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Treats
Makes
15
Photographer
Danielle Wood

The saltiness of the bacon works brilliantly with the sweetness of the chocolate in this recipe, making these shards a deliciously daring treat for your adventurous friends. Stack up the shard shapes in cellophane bags tied with dark pink or red stripy ribbon, and watch the surprise on your friends’ faces as they bite into these savoury sweets.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
6 rashers smoked streaky bacon
50g pecan nuts, roughly chopped
200g dark chocolate, finely chopped

Method

  1. Preheat the grill to a medium setting.
  2. Line a baking tray with foil. Place the bacon on the tray and grill for 10 minutes, or until crisp. Transfer the bacon onto some kitchen paper on a plate, and set it aside to cool and dry. Then, roughly chop the bacon.
  3. Meanwhile, line a baking tray with baking paper. Heat the chocolate in a glass bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, ensuring that the water does not touch the bottom of the bowl. Stir the chocolate until it is almost melted, then remove the pan from the heat. Remove the glass bowl from the saucepan to ensure that the chocolate doesn’t become overheated, and continue to stir until the chocolate is completely melted. Allow the chocolate to cool slightly before pouring it onto the lined tray.
  4. Spread the chocolate evenly over the baking tray using a palate knife, and sprinkle the bacon and pecans on top. Chill the mixture in the fridge until the chocolate has set, then cut it into about 15 shards using a sharp knife.
  5. Wrap the shards in cellophane to keep them fresh, or a tin or airtight container. Store in the fridge and eat or within 2 days.
Tags:
Treats
April
Carter
gift
handmade
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