Espresso Bacon Bark

Espresso Bacon Bark
Espresso Bacon Bark

If you're a fan of rich espresso and indulgent bacon, combine the two in this Espresso Bacon Bark -- a super decadent treat for the adventurous and trendy eater. Made with real espresso beans, full chunks of chopped bacon, sea salt, and chocolate morsels, this bark is easy to make and tastes splendid every time. If you're not into that bold coffee flavor you can lessen or leave out the espresso beans completely, however, this recipe is perfect for coffee lovers because that flavors really shines through. Bitter dark chocolate and espresso flavors are offset by salty bacon and the sweet aftertaste of the chocolate morsels. You'll get a bit of crunch from the bacon and from the beans as well, making this a flavorful and textural eating experience. Make this bark for a recipe that is far from ordinary, completely memorable, and utterly delicious.

Cooking Vessel Sizecookie sheet lined with parchment paper


  • 4 cups dark chocolate morsels
  • 3 slices cooked and crumbled bacon
  • 1/8 cup whole espresso beans
  • 1 tablespoon flaked sea salt


  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Set aside.

  2. In a large glass bowl, melt chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.

  3. Pour chocolate out onto the parchment lined cookie sheet and spread into an even layer.

  4. Sprinkle bacon, espresso beans, and sea salt evenly over the surface.

  5. Allow the chocolate to harden.  To speed the process, you may place the cookie sheet in the fridge or freezer, but this does affect the glossiness of the finished product.

  6. Once hard, break into individual serving pieces.

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Mmmm that looks really good! I'm not the biggest fan of coffee/espresso things, but I might like it if it's paired with bacon and chocolate! My sister would love it for sure.

Hmmmmm...although I'm not really a big fan of bacon, I love that this recipe isn't so overloaded with it that it would take away from the other ingredients as most recipes that call for bacon usually do. Dark chocolate and espresso go so well together I'm kinda curious to see what the bacon brings to it and just may have to give it a try.


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