Holidays, Man Bait for Valentines Day

They say a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach~

chocolate drizzle potato chips

Here are some goodies to get you there in a hurry!!

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One bite of chocolate drizzled caramel maple bacon and he’ll be hooked!

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Toss in a chocolate dipped caramel drizzled potato chip and he’ll be all yours!

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I cooked the bacon on a sheet pan on parchment paper with skewers and no skewers~

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Drain it well, and melt the chocolate with a little cream, just a drizzle~I was just making a little, enough for one hunky Valentine, so I used 2 squares of a large Godiva dark chocolate bar and about 1 tsp cream.  Put chocolate in a measuring cup in the microwave and cook for 20 second intervals at 50% power until  melted

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Lay the bacon and chips on a piece of wax paper and drizzle or dip

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Next melt the caramel, using the same method.

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Place the pan of ooey gooey goodness in the fridge to harden

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Then bait your trap!

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Show your Valentine some LOVE~

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With chips on the side!

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Swoon…..gasp…..faint……go weak in the knees~

I am participating in Mystery Ingedient Club over at Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday this week~the mystery ingredient is dark chocolate.   Pop on over to check out all the amazing chocolate recipes, the party starts at 7pm tonight!

Here’s the recipe:

MAN BAIT  [chocolate caramel bacon and potato chips]

for a printable version click here

makes enough for one hot Valentine

3 half slices of Maple bacon

10 large ruffled potato chips

dark chocolate

caramel bits**

1 T half and half or cream

Thread bacon on short skewers.* Bake at 350 on a parchment paper lined baking sheet until crisp but not burnt.   Drain well.  Lay potato chips and cooked bacon on a piece of wax paper.  Chop chocolate and melt with about 1 tsp cream, in a glass measuring cup at 50% power for 20 seconds, stir and cook for 20 more seconds.  Stir.  Do not over cook, the chocolate will seize and get lumpy.  Immediately drizzle bacon and dip chips in melted chocolate. Repeat with caramel bits using about 1 tsp cream.  Drizzle over bacon and chips.  Place pan in refrigerator to harden.  Makes 1 serving

*bacon on skewers will not cook properly in a skillet.  Just eliminate skewers and fry if you prefer.

**I used Kraft Caramel Bits, that are made for baking.  My grocery store doesn’t carry them but I found them at Walmart. You can use wrapped caramels if you can’t find the bits.

Stop back by on Sunday for some cupcakes that are sure to please any Valentine too!

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I will be sharing at these fabulous parties and blogs:

Foodie Friday

Will Cook for Smiles

Seasonal Sunday

Between Naps on the Porch

Make it Pretty Monday

The Scoop

The Gunny Sack

A Stroll Thru Life

Memories by the Mile

Savvy Southern Style

Four Seasons Blog Hop

Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Comments
14 Responses to “Holidays, Man Bait for Valentines Day”
  1. Mary says:

    Oh my Jenna…your husband’s a goner! The chocolate with the salt combo that makes it irresistible bait and the addition of the caramel takes it over the top 🙂

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  2. Emily says:

    Jenna, I have to agree! I’m thinking of a double batch, I want to swoon too!

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  3. Whoa! Every man in the neighborhood would be lining up at your door for those!!! You’d have an awful lot of angry wives to deal with!!! 🙂

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  4. Ellen says:

    We love sweet and salty and these treats look great!

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  5. Liz @ Infuse With Liz says:

    Oh dear this looks sinfully good!!

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  6. Looks delicious. Can’t think of a soul that wouldn’t like these. Danger sign is right.

    Happy Valentines Day.

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  7. laurie says:

    Jenna, I love the title of your post! These look soooo good. I can’t wait to try that bacon on my sweetheart. Actually, I can’t wait to try that bacon myself. Thanks so much for linking to the Valentine party. laurie

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  8. Are those the Kettle chips from Costco? I LOVE choco with bacon and chips! Oh double yum! This is an awesome idea! I never thought to make my own chocolate bacon, I was planning on buying a bar of it for $6, but I will make my own now! and Godiva chocolate is just the best!

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