how to make chocolate bark

Chocolate Bacon Peanut Bark

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 20 pieces 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


You don’t have to pick between all your favorite flavors when you make this easy recipe for chocolate bacon peanut bark! It’s a bacon infused, chocolate lovers, peanutty candy extravaganza!


  • 8 strips bacon
  • 16 ounces semisweet chocolate (chunks or chips)
  • 1 cup unsalted peanuts


  1. Preheat oven to 400.  Place the bacon on a foil-line rimmed baking sheet and cook until crispy, about 10-12 minutes.  Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Chop finely.
  2. Line a second large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Add chocolate to a double boiler. If you don’t have one, fill a pan with a couple of inches of water. Place a glass bowl over the pan, making sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water underneath.
  4. Once the water begins to boil, add the chocolate chips. Using a spatula, stir continuously until smooth and creamy.
  5. Stir in the bacon and peanuts. Pour onto the prepared baking sheet and spread to 3/8-inch thickness. Refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour. The bark should be hard and chilled.
  6. Place bark on a cutting board and cut into pieces — any size or shape you’d like. Serve at room temperature.