After reading about these unlikely pairings for months, I finally decided to try experimenting for myself. In a fit of Dr. Frankenstein-esque mad scientist glee, I melded two disparate snacks into one unholy union: Chocolate Bacon Bark! Semi-sweet chocolate is studded with crispy bacon and topped with more chopped bacon, for a candy that baffles the taste buds and clogs the arteries. If you are searching for the new frontier in chocolate candy, give this recipe a try--but save the truffles and fois gras for another time. And if you're a committed bacon lover, stay tuned: this is the beginning of BACON WEEK, a full week of bacon-riffic reicpes on the candy blog!
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