Our Mini Family: Bacon & Dark Chocolate Tart

Aug 20, 2014

Bacon & Dark Chocolate Tart

Yes, you read that right! We made dark chocolate tarts with bacon!

I know you are probably thinking, "Cathy, what is wrong with you?" Well, to be honest, I'm not entirely sure! But the other day, I really had a hankering for something sweet but regular chocolate just didn't sound good. I needed something salty and sweet (ladies, you know exactly what I mean!)

So I made my chocolate tarts per usual and then thought "what the heck!" I fried up bacon in the griddle and went to town! Adam wasn't a huge fan of them--he admitted he couldn't get past how weird it was to really enjoy them; he compared it the first time he tried tri-color macaroni and was convinced each color had a different flavor, and that in this moment his brain was telling his taste buds something totally different! 

Recipe adapted from All Recipes dot com
  • Ingredients:

    • 1/2 a stick of room-temperature butter
    • 1 egg
    • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 3/4 cup regular flour
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 2 large strips of bacon
  • And 1 cup of your favorite dark chocolate frosting
  • Directions:

    1. 1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. 
    2. 2. In a large bowl, cream your butter and sugar together until it is fluffy. Crack egg into large bowl and continue beating ingredients until will blended.
    3. 3. Once ingredients are well blended, add in vanilla extract and repeat.
    4. 4. In a separate bowl, whisk cocoa, flour, and baking soda together. 
    5. 5. Add half of your bowl of dry ingredients into your first bowl (butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla) and beat until well mixed. 
    6. 6. Whisk in your half and half into your first large bowl (i.e. butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla).
    7. 7. Finally, beat in second half of dry bowl (i.e. cocoa, flour, and baking soda) until all ingredients are whisked and evenly spread together into one bowl.
    8. 8. Dispense cake mix into tarts baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 325 degrees.
    9. 9. Fry bacon in griddle on medium high for 8-10 minutes, simultaneously flipping bacon until it's fried until desired. On a plate, place down 2 sheets of paper towels and set bacon down on top of paper towel covered plate. Set an additional sheet of paper towel on top of bacon and let sit until cooled.
    10. 10. Grab your favorite dark chocolate frosting and pipe a bag to insert frosting onto tarts. 
    11. 11. Remove chocolate tarts from oven and let cool.
    12. 12. Pipe in frosting into the top cavity of each tart. 
    13. 13. Crumble bacon on the plate and sprinkle it on top of tart frosting.
    14. 14. Serve and enjoy!

  • So tasty!
What is especially awesome about these tarts is that it allows for the perfect chocolate: bacon ratio! 
(i.e. mostly chocolate, with just a hint of bacon)

What is the weirdest recipe you have tried with bacon in it?
I want to know! Please feel free to share below--I am curious to see what ya'll have had!


  1. looks amazing! WOw, what a combo!! pinned it! ;o)

  2. Everything is with bacon, right? Pinned this and thinking these may be dessert tonight. I love that everything in the recipe is stuff I have in my pantry (no wacky ingredients I have to run to the store to buy)

    1. Yeah everything is definitely better with bacon--I agree haha! And yes that is what I tried for regarding no crazy recipes, and I am glad that you have all you need!

  3. I've never tried chocolate with bacon before but you make it look great!

  4. Oh my stars...those look so scrumptious!

  5. Passing on to my bestie Pam! She will love this

    1. Thanks for passing it along, Cindy! Very kind of you :)

  6. Chocolate and Bacon? Wow!! win, win. I need to try this combo. Pinned.

  7. How fun and beautiful! I bet the saltiness from the bacon pairs nicely with the dark chocolate. Yum!

    1. It definitely did pair well--you've got that right, Elizabeth!

  8. These are just beautiful and so yummy looking! I love the combo of sweet and salty!! Would love for you to come link up at The Wednesday Roundup Link Party {http://lemoinefamilykitchen.com/2014/08/wednesday-roundup-week-39-link-party/}! Have a great weekend!

    1. W00t! I appreciate it, Angela! I linked up--thanks for the invite. Hope you have a great weekend as well :)

  9. Great photos! I love how well dark chocolate and bacon to together. Visiting (and Pinning!) from the Pin Junkie party.

  10. Beautiful and I'm sure absolutely delicious. Thanks for linking it w/ us at The Wednesday Roundup, we've chosen it as a feature this week!!! Congrats!!! http://foodyschmoodyblog.com/wednesday-roundup-week-40/

  11. Oh my god these look phenomenal! Bacon and Chocolate my two favorite things. Thanks so much for stopping by last weeks Creative Spark Link Party. We would love for you to link up again today! http://bit.ly/1pGnzMf

    1. Thank you--I just linked up earlier :D

  12. Congrats on having your post featured on our Wednesday Roundup Link Party! As an added bonus, we've also pinned this to our Features Pinterest Board! Come on by and check it out! http://www.pinterest.com/anglemoine/the-wednesday-roundup-features/
    ~Angela @ LeMoine Family Kitchen

  13. I'll have to share this with my husband -his boss just shared that she had a bacon and maple donut! He didn't believe it :) I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  14. This looks so good! Pinned. Hugs! Lou Lou Girls


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