Chocolate cluster with bacon and cherries cooked by Food Fairy Chapel Hill

Chocolate Bacon Clusters

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Chocolate-Bacon Clusters (click on link to print pdf)
The original recipe is very tedious.
Threading and pre-cooking the bacon on skewers and then brushing and
sprinkling, well, it was all too much! Here is the quick version and equally as delicious!
1 LB center-cut bacon, thin cut, but try thick if you dare
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 TB unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 TB cane sugar
1 ½ tsp coarse sea salt
½ cup, slightly rounded, dried unsweetened cherries
½ cup, slightly rounded, Marcona almonds
o Place bacon on 2 broiler pans; bake 400º 20-22 minutes, or until crisp. Cool and break into 1-inch
o Using parchment paper, cover 2 cookie sheets (or use any container that will fit into your refrigerator).
o Mix sugar and salt together in small bowl, set aside. Chop cherries and almonds and set aside.
o Melt chocolate chips in double boiler and once smooth, remove from heat. Whisk in butter.
o When butter is completely incorporated stir in bacon, cherries and almonds.
o Moving quickly, place tablespoon-sized clusters on prepared cookie sheets. Sprinkle with sugar/salt
mixture. Place in refrigerator until set, 1-2 hours.
o Remove from cookie sheet, enjoy and share with the ones you love.

Food Fairy Note: This recipe was adapted from

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