The end of summer is near and that means everyone is going to try to get in a final few barbecue parties before the first snow. Okay, maybe it really is too early to actually reference snow, but what I'm getting at is that you need look at these next few outdoor parties with reckless abandon. Go out with a bang. Throw caution to wind and get ready to WOW with bacon on a stick.
Bacon on a stick isn't exactly the healthiest thing I've ever made, but everything in moderation is key. A little maple syrup, a thick slice of bacon and a dollop of chocolate - it's an appetizer and a dessert all rolled into one. It's a bacon bouquet. It's food art.
Fire up the oven or grill, warm the chocolate and tape your mouth shut so you don't accidentally eat all the bacon sticks before you get them to the party. These Chocolate Maple Bacon Sticks WILL be the hit of the party. We need more meats on sticks.
Fat and Happy Food Blog Tips and Techniques: I baked some of the bacon and some of it I grilled. I do like the smoky charred edges from the grilled version but it requires much more attention and it's difficult to not burn off the end of the stick- even if you have pre-soaked them.