Yes Friday Feast is usually something you can cook and have as dinner, right? Well what happens when you have to have veggies for dinner because your significant other thinks one-night-a-week-veggie-night is a thing? So for dessert you must think outside the box. What happens when you combine your two greatest loves bacon and chocolate? Oh and a little bourbon, because how can you have bacon without bourbon?
I found this little recipe on WideOpenSpaces and I couldn’t resist making this little treat as my after dinner drink – But I see no harm in starting your day off with it either?! I ad libbed a little but here is my version of Wide Open Space's Bacon Bourbon Hot Chocolate:
Maple-Bacon Maple-Bourbon Hot Chocolate
Maple Bourbon (2 shots)
5 oz. of dark chocolate and semisweet chocolate depending on how chocolaty you prefer. (3 oz. dark chocolate mixed with 2 oz. semisweet chocolate or 2.5 oz. dark with 2.5 oz. semisweet – the possibilities are endless)
1 tablespoon of coco powder
1 tablespoon of dark brown sugar
Preheat the Oven to 400 degrees F.
Place bacon on a backing rack on a sheet pan and bake for 15-20 minutes until bacon begins to brown.
During the 15-20 minutes– Pour 4 cups of milk into a pot and bring to simmer on the stove.
Add the 5 oz. of chocolate, sugar and cocoa and stir until mixed. Put mixture on low.
Remove baking rack with bacon from the oven and brush bacon slices with maple syrup and bake for 3-5 more minutes.
Before removing the mixture from the stove pour two shots of maple bourbon into the mixture, stir once and take off the stove.
Pour the chocolate mixture into four mugs add a teaspoon of maple syrup into each mug – whip accordingly and add a slice of your maple bacon or crumble little pieces of it on your whip as the finishing touch!