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Bacon Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

September 5th, 2008

Bacon Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup

No, you didn’t end up on some other blog. We’ve seriously got some bacon today on The CPB Gallery. This photo was found on flickr by exoskeletoncabaret.

Of the recipe, she says, “The original peanut butter cup recipe came from have cake, will travel!. I improved upon the ingredients by using organic, natural peanut butter, dark semi-bitter chocolate, and of course…crisp applewood-smoked bacon on top. These cups were made with regular-sized cupcake papers, not minis. Wee bacon-chocolates would be a tease.”

She then notes, “ARR UM NUM NUM.” Couldn’t have said it better myself.

I’ve tried bacon chocolate a couple of times, first with a bar called the Carnassier at Coco Rouge in Chicago with my friend Kathy. This is her trying to make her mind up about the combination:


I think she had the reaction most people would have when trying to humor a chocolate loving friend, which is, “It’s… interesting… yeah………………….. actually I don’t really think I like it.”

I on the other hand enjoyed it, but of course I like chocolate with salty things and bacon is quite salty. I’m not going to try to tell you that you’ll love this combination but I will try to tell you to at least give it a try. Could you really continue the rest of your life NOT knowing how chocolate and bacon tastes? I sure couldn’t.

One of my favorite parts of having a relatively harmless looking chocolate bar with bacon was to offer it to people without telling them there was bacon inside. You couldn’t do the same with this peanut butter cup because of the way it is decorated but, that’s probably for the best. I’d like to keep my friends, after all.

Thanks again to exoskeletoncabaret for sharing the photo! Check out more of her photos on flickr, her artwear and photography at her blog, Exoskeleton Cabaret and buy her stuff at etsy.

Make these Bacon Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and don’t be afraid to get creative in the kitchen with any other seemingly-crazy-but-actually-delicious ideas you might have!

9 responses so far:

  • I’d try that in a heartbeat. I love the salty/sweet combo, especially with chocolate.

    by JordanSep 5, 2008 at 10:37 pm
  • I eat peanut butter and bacon sandwiches on toasted bread.
    Guess I’ll need to shave some chocolate in there next time.

    by RuthSep 5, 2008 at 11:26 pm
  • Duh! Brilliant! I have bacon in the house… going to run to 7-Eleven for a peanut butter cup!

    by MyLastBiteSep 6, 2008 at 1:35 am
  • Yum.

    You should make your own pb cubs, and hide the bacon underneath the top layer of chocolate for any unsuspecting people.

    Or, you could keep the bacon and the pb for yourself :D

    by FaySep 6, 2008 at 5:32 am
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    Adding bacon really takes this over the edge! I tried and liked a bacon chocolate bar a while ago and I have been wondering how I could try using the combo.

    by KevinSep 6, 2008 at 7:27 am
  • Hmmmm. I would try it. But I might have that look that your friend has on her face while trying it!

    by RecipeGirlSep 6, 2008 at 7:28 am
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  • Bacon together with chocolate and peanut butter?? Haha

    I guess I have to try it, because since you’ve made an entire site around two of my favourite ingredients chocolate and peanut butter, you must have great taste :D

    by SteveDec 29, 2010 at 8:53 am

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