Geek's Chocolate Pig Candy

Discussion in 'Desserts' started by geek with fire, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    So, I'm calling this a Geek's recipe, but I'm sure someone here has done this. I'll take away the name if I offend anyone.

    I've always thought chocolate and pig candy would go well together. So I gave it a shot tonight. Here's my recipe for pig candy, and the additional process of coating in chocolate.

    Pig Candy Recipe:

    2 cups brown sugar

    2 tsp fresh CBP

    2 tsp cinnamon

    2 tsp cayenne pepper

    1 lb apple or maple flavored bacon

    Mix the ingredients by hand and break up the clumps. Take the bacon and slice into thirds. One piece at a time, hand pack as much of the sugar base to both sides of the bacon. Lay each slice on a cooling rack. Place the rack over a cake pan. Sprinkle on more of the sugar base as desired.


    Cook at 375 for 17 minutes (I do this for both my drum and my oven. Cook until the sugar is melted well and bubbly).


    Remove from the oven and carefully remove each piece from the cooling rack. Place on a piece of foil. Place the foil in the ice box for about 3-5 minutes, just until mostly cool.

    Adding chocolate:

    In a double broiler melt 1/2 package of chocolate almond bark. Coat both sides of the candied bacon one at a time. Each time pick the bacon up out of the chocolate and gently scrape excess chocolate. Remember, this is a bacon recipe. The chocolate is just an enhancer. Place each slice back onto the foil and place in the ice box until the chocolate sets.


    Here's the gooey center of my chocolate pig candy. Enjoy.

  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good Josh

    Just an FYI - you could also grab one corner with some tongs and dip both sides at once and place on parchment or wax paper to save time - just scrape off the extra
  3. Man this looks awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Man oh Man you can't get much better then that. Bacon is yummy and then you add chocolate thats Yumm O
  5. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Bacon & Chocolate! Wow that looks tasty[​IMG]
  6. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WOW! That there is a thing of beuty! I forsee a booth at the state fair with your name on it..... lol.
  7. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hello Josh, great to see you posting again. Just like you to post some lip smacking recipe, and the pic are E to the T. Thanks for sharing. It's all good my friend. 
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2011
  8. Looks amazing!
  9. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I just fell out of my chair. [​IMG]  I don't care for sweet stuff but I'd break in for that. [​IMG]
  10. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  11. Looks like quite the taste tempting treat. Nice.
  12. bwsmith_2000

    bwsmith_2000 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hello Mr. Geek!

         Great to hear from you again. That recipe, just like so many of your other posts, looks great. I'll be giving it a try.
  13. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Don`t know why that would offend anyone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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