Chocolate Bacon Roses Recipe
published Thursday, February 13, 2020
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 70 minutes
Preheat oven to 400°
To create a closed rose bud, roll up 1 strip of bacon by grabbing one end of the bacon strip and rolling it to the end. Keep the fatty end of the bacon level while letting the meaty end looser to create the rose bud. To create an open rose bud, roll up 2 strips of bacon the same way. Allow the top to be looser to create a fuller, open rose petals.
Secure the bacon roses with 2 toothpicks at the bottom (fatty end) of the bacon in an X formation. This X will help the bacon rose stand upright while cooking.
Place roses 1” apart on a nonstick roasting pan with rack or line a baking sheet with foil.
Bake closed rose buds for 30 minutes (or until done). Bake open rose buds (2 strips of bacon) for 40-45 minutes (or until done).
Let cool completely on paper towel lined plate.
Melt chocolate. See notes on how to temper chocolate.
Remove toothpicks and dip fatty bottom of roses in melted chocolate.
Place on plate lined with parchment or wax paper and freeze for 10 minutes so chocolate can harden.
Serve on a nice platter or plate or place in a gift box to give as a gift. Keep refrigerated.