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Chocolate Covered Bacon Skewers

Makes 12

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg thick cut bacon {12 slices}
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1/4 cup peanuts finely chopped
  • 12 gummy candy pigs {optional}

Instructions

  • Soak 12 wood skewers in water for 30 minutes. I trim them if they are too long.
  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Fold bacon into a "stack" {see pic below} and then gently thread onto the skewers, spreading out slightly.
  • Place on a rack on a large cooking sheet with raised sides.
  • Bake until crisp, 20-25 minutes.
  • Drain on paper towels; cool completely.
  • Add chocolate chips and shortening to a medium bowl and microwave for 1 minute; stir until smooth.
  • Brush onto skewered bacon then sprinkle on crushed peanuts.
  • Press gummy pig in the center of bacon and lay on parchment paper.
  • Repeat with remaining bacon.
  • Refrigerate until set then serve.