Most people like bacon bits.
I mean really like.
Salty, crunchy, fatty, umami…
What’s not to like?
Well, let’s add a little sweet in to the mix and see what you think?
Bacon bits with brown sugar, pecans, and chocolate.
Now the only problem to solve is where NOT to add these dirty bits to your daily intake.
Magic Bacon Bits
1 1lb. salted pork belly, chopped
a few spoonfuls of brown sugar
1 handful chopped pecans
1 small dark chocolate bar, broken into pieces
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Bake the bacon (pork belly) pieces for about 25 minutes, until crispy.
Transfer to a paper towel and allow to cool.
Then, once cool, freeze for about 20 minutes, until hard. Toss with a few spoonfuls of dark brown sugar.
Transfer half the mixture to food processor and pulse until chunky.
Lay flat on parchment paper and allow to “dry” for several hours.
Next, add the other half of the sugared pork belly to the food processor, along with the pecans and chocolate. Pulse until well combined, but still crumbly.
Transfer to parchment paper to allow to dry out.
All the magic bits (either version) to anything and everything. Veggies, salads, potatoes, yogurt, fruit salad, chicken, pasta, ice cream, coffee, cocktails (yes, be creative, go crazy!)…the list is endless. It’s that good. It’s MAGIC!