Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell
Total Time
4 Hours
Makes about 2 dozen

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

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

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

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

A nice little treat

June 12, 2016
These are average, they aren't great.  They're easy to make. Just plan your timing, because there are several resting periods. We added a little sea salt to the finished product to bring out the saltiness. Not likely to make them again. 

hillbillyhobbit's Review

October 26, 2012

beachbum15's Review

December 08, 2011
These are the BEST TRUFFLES EVER. The sweet/salty combo is to die for. Made them twice, once for a party and once for my husband--they didn't last long either time! Made them with turkey bacon the second time, which was delicious!

KellyFV's Review

March 24, 2011
These were awesome! I made them exactly as the recipe listed and served them to several guests. Everyone said they were the best combination if sweet and salty. Yum!

CynthiaPre's Review

March 08, 2011
This recipe is not sweet enough for a truffle. Add 3/4 cup powdered sugar. It will be greatly improved. Also, don't use parchment paper. The bottoms of the candies stick to it. Use waxed paper instead. Will make again using the above improvements.