Maple Chocolate Bacon Skewers

A couple of weeks ago, my parents went to the Reading Terminal Market.  I’ve never been there, but it’s on my bucket list, as I hear it is as close as you can get to heaven on earth for a foodie like me.  They came back with all kinds of goodies for me, including the package I love above all other packages…white butcher paper, about 4 inches wide by 10 inches long, with the unmistakable aroma of thick-cut bacon wafting out of it.  (Yes, I can smell the thickness of bacon through paper.  I can.)  So I did what any reasonable person would do…I made maple chocolate bacon skewers.

They are ridiculously and dangerously easy to make…you thread thick-cut bacon onto wooden skewers, in kind of a ribbon candy shape so you have lots of nice nooks and crannies for the chocolate.  Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, pop a metal cooling rack on it, and lay your skewers on the rack.  Now paint both sides with maple syrup and bake them until they are nice and crisp.

Let them cool to room temperature, and once they are cool, make a quick chocolate sauce by pouring a little lot cream over chopped chocolate and stirring it around.  Now, you can either use a spoon to drizzle the sauce over the skewers, or you can spoon the sauce into a plastic zippered sandwich bag, snip off one corner and squeeze the sauce out of the corner, pastry bag style.  That’s what I did, and I felt all professional.

Now comes the hardest part, which is waiting for the chocolate to set.  Pop the skewers in the fridge and they should be ready in about 30 minutes or so.  These obviously make a very fun sweet and salty dessert, but if you have one before dinner with a glass of red wine…well, who really needs dinner after that?

Last but definitely not least, my dad brought me home this shirt from the Reading Market as well….

I’m beginning to think I have a reputation or something!


Maple Chocolate Bacon Skewers
Serves: 10 bacon skewers
  • 10 pieces of thick-cut bacon
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 3 ounces milk or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped fine
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 and line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Place a metal cooling rack on the baking sheet.
  2. Thread one piece of bacon onto each of 10 wooden skewers, ribbon-candy style.
  3. Place skewers on the rack and paint each side liberally with maple syrup.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, turn the skewers over and bake for another 10 minutes or until crispy. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature.
  5. Heat the cream to boiling, then pour over the chopped chocolate. Let it stand for 5 minutes, then stir until you have a smooth chocolate sauce.
  6. Drizzle the chocolate over one side of the bacon skewers, either with a spoon or by putting the chocolate sauce in a plastic zippered bag, cutting off one corner and squeezing the sauce out through the corner. Pop the skewers in the fridge until the chocolate is set, then enjoy!


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  1. says

    Your parents obviously love you very much! :) Thick cut bacon would be one of my favorite gifts to receive as well. Your skewers look fabulous!

  2. says

    I came here from Pinterest and I’ve got to say, this is spectacular. I am going to make these tomorrow with the Wright thick-cut applewood smoked bacon already in my freezer. I even have the SKEWERS and yes, maple syrup. I will have to send my bacon-loving husband to the store for the choccie but something tells me when he senses what’s afoot, it won’t be a problem. Now I am upset because some years ago I lived just outside Philadelphia and never heard of — much less visited — the Reading Terminal Market. We were in Philly again in May of 2011 and I wish we’d swung by there then. But it’s a mistake I won’t be making again if I ever find myself in the City of Brotherly Love. Oh and the teeshirt is pretty great. Thanks again for the recipe and happy baconing.

    • Kate says

      I love hearing from a fellow bacon-lover! And since you have the skewers already…well, it was meant to be! :)

  3. Andi says

    O _ M _ G You have 3 of my favorite flavors here. I might try to kick it up a notch and infuse some bourbon in the chocolate then die and float of indulgence heaven!

  4. Erin Althaus says

    Oh my! I made this delicious recipe for a party of bacon lovers. Doubled the recipe and it was ALL gone in 2 minutes!! Thank you so much for sharing. Will definitely be making this again.

  5. Aleisha says

    I am loving these for Fathers Day!! I am curious though, I want to make this tonight (2 night prior) and wonder if they’ll hold good crunch and flavor? Any thoughts here?


    • Kate says

      Hi there! You can make them ahead, but with that long in the fridge they will be less crunchy and more chewy. They will still taste just fine, but if you are looking for more crunch, you are better off making them same day. Hope this helps and Happy Father’s Day!

  6. says

    I like cookies , thanks for sharing this recipe, in our country we don’t have the tradition to make sweet cookies at home , we usually brought them outside , but i have a sweet tooth ,i do hope i can learn to do it myself


  1. […] 1. Line a pan with foil and place a metal rack on top of it. Preheat oven to 425. 2. Skewer one slice of bacon on a metal skewer and repeat for each slice. 3. Brush each slice with maple syrup and place on the rack.  Bake 20 minutes or until browned.  Cool. 4. Melt chocolate chips to drizzle on top and chill until set. adapted from Framed Cooks […]

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