If you’re looking for something sweet and salty to snack on that’s Paleo-friendly, you must try this dark chocolate bacon bark recipe from our friends at PaleoHacks.
Once you try this Paleo Bacon Bark you’ll find that bacon and dark chocolate are a match made in heaven. The dark chocolate is sweet and rich, while the bacon is crisp and salty. The little touch of maple syrup and unrefined sea salt enhances the sweet-salty contrast for an amazing treat!
Plus, the chocolatey recipe is so incredibly easy to make. Just melt the chocolate and sprinkle on the bacon and salt, freeze, and enjoy!
To keep the sugar at a minimum, use a low-sugar bacon and as dark of a chocolate as you like. I used 85 percent cacao, but 90 percent would be delicious as well thanks to the maple syrup that adds sweetness.
For the bacon, we recommend buying pastured bacon at your local meat market; it’s a much better place to find high-quality meats than the grocery store. Get an unrefined salt, pink or gray, for making this Paleo Bacon Bark. They pack more nutrients and offer a fuller flavor.
Since the chocolate is not tempered and does not have additives, it will melt quickly after you’ve made the bacon bark. The simple solution to this is to keep it in the refrigerator in an airtight container. If you like it very crisp, you could even store your Paleo Bacon bark in the freezer (something we love to do with Paleo Peppermint Patties).
6 slices bacon7 ounces dark chocolate2 tablespoons pure maple syrupUnrefined sea salt