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Chocolate bark that’s no-bake, but with bacon

Caramel BacPeanut Bark is rich blend salty sweet. | Matthew Mead~AP

Caramel Bacon Peanut Bark is a rich blend of salty and sweet. | Matthew Mead~AP

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Updated: January 1, 2012 8:02AM

Salty and sweet. Savory and rich. It’s the treat for chocolate fans who think they’ve tried it all.

It’s caramel bacon peanut bark. That’s right. Read that one again.

We start with a smooth, rich pool of melted milk chocolate, then scatter chopped peanuts over that. On top of that goes a healthy scattering of cooked and crumbled bacon. Trust us — the salty-savory-sweet flavors play so well together. But we didn’t stop there. Over that goes a drizzle of caramel and a sprinkling of flaked sea salt.

Once the bark has completely cooled, it can be broken into chunks and packaged in plastic bags or candy boxes for gifts. It should hold at room temperature for up to a week.


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