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Bacon: Cover it in chocolate, and more

December 24, 2008 |  1:31 pm

CoveritinchocolateI'm crazy about bacon. And I'm not alone. Suggestions keep pouring in for my quest to find 1,001 things to do with bacon -- thanks to everyone who took the time to write. Just when we think we've heard everything, something new comes along. Which brings us to....

No. 13: Cover it in chocolate.

Leslie Cooper, owner of LUCA Chocolate in North Carolina, sent us a small care package including chocolate-covered strips of bacon and bits of bacon covered in chocolate AND caramel.  We brought them out into the newsroom, and they were pretty much inhaled.

Clearly, bacon-loving minds think alike: Check out Leslie's blog posting on her inspiration. Covering bacon in chocolate was also suggested to us by John-Bryan Hopkins, who writes the Foodimentary101 blog. (If you follow him on Twitter, he delivers fun daily food facts).

For a few other suggestions, and the rest of the list, click below....

No. 14: Make chocolate cupcakes with bacon cream cheese frosting

No. 15: Get a bacon tattoo (Thanks to colleague and fellow bacon lover Elina Shatkin for finding these last two gems.)

So here's where the list stands:

No. 11: Write letters about it

No. 12: Make a bacon pinata

No. 10: Use it as currency

No. 9: Bacon chips

No. 8: Rumaki

No. 7: Lentils and bacon

No. 6: Gift it

No. 5: Maple-bacon biscuits

No. 4: Roasted potato salad

No. 3: Apple bacon coffeecake

No. 2: Panzanella

No. 1: Candied Bacon Martini

Bacon recipes galore!

Even more bacon recipes

The post that started it all....

--Noelle Carter

Photo credit: LUCA Chocolate