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Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell Photo by: Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

Bacon-Peanut Truffles

Your dreams have come true – candy that’s made with sweetened peanut butter and bacon and then dipped in chocolate.  Oh, my. 

Southern Living MARCH 2011

  • Yield: Makes about 2 dozen
  • Total: 4 Hours


  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup honey-roasted peanuts
  • 8 thick bacon slices, cooked and divided
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • Parchment paper
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped


1. Process first 3 ingredients and 6 bacon slices in a food processor 20 to 30 seconds or until finely ground. Stir together bacon mixture and peanut butter in a small bowl until smooth. Cover and chill 2 hours.

2. Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of bacon mixture into 3/4-inch balls. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet; chill 1 hour.

3. Chop remaining 2 bacon slices. Microwave chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring at 30-second intervals. Dip chilled bacon balls into chocolate. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Immediately sprinkle tops with bacon. Chill 30 minutes before serving. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.


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