Sweet & Spicy Bacon Coated with Nutella

 

Sweet and Spicy Nutella Coated Bacon www.bellalimento.com

It’s that time again, one of my favorite days of the year, WORLD NUTELLA DAY! WND is the brainchild of Sara & Michelle who ask Nutella lovers to unite every February 5 creating a world blanket of Nutella love. How awesome it that ; ) To celebrate I’ve created a doozy of a Nutella recipe. Yes, I did. I covered bacon in Nutella. And guess what? It’s off the charts AMAZING. I know it might be a stretch for some, but if you take that leap of faith and try it, you just might find you like it. I’ll even go as far as say that you’ll LURVE it.

It starts with a sweet and spicy bacon. It’s the only way I eat bacon anymore, I love it. I was at this quaint Bed & Breakfast and they served this thick baked bacon with a sweet heat and I was hooked. I modified it a bit to fit my level of sweet heat and changed up the heat portion. It’s the perfect balance of flavors.

You have to start with a nice THICK sliced bacon. Then you’ll mix up your spice mixture {be careful not to touch your face or heaven forbid your eyes after this, trust me it’s brutal. You’re going to bake it for a bit, flip them and then sprinkle the mixture on and cook a wee bit longer. Now I know at this point you’ll want to eat the bacon, so go ahead and make a few extra pieces for “research” purposes. You’ll need to let them cool completely {a baking rack does a smashing job}

Then comes the magic. The NUTELLA magic. Just pop it into the microwave for a few seconds to soften it. You’ll need a easy touch here. If you get carried away and heavy handed you’ll risk cracking the bacon {& hey worse case scenario you have smaller pieces to it} Now if you have a silicon brush that would be ideal, or even an icing spatula to spread the Nutella over the bacon.

Now you could at this point eat it, but it will be VERY messy, so justĀ  be patient a little longer. Pop them into the fridge or even freezer if you just can’t stand it until the Nutella hardens and creates a beautiful coating.

And then the final touch a sprinkling of fleur de sel… Oh my goodness, it’s a sweet, spicy and salty sinfully scrumptious SNACK!

If you LOVE Nutella, you’ll love our newly launched Nutella eye-candy site: BELLA NUTELLA… Prepararti ; ) Prepare yourselves… It’s ALL Nutella, ALL the time!

Baci!

Sweet & Spicy Bacon Coated with Nutella

What You Will Need:

  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 pieces - thick sliced bacon
  • 3 tablespoons Nutella
  • fleur de sel

What To Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Into a small bowl mix: sugar, chili powder and black pepper. Set aside.
  2. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Arrange bacon sliced onto baking sheet making sure slices do not overlap. Bake for approximately 8 minutes. CAREFULLY flip bacon slices and sprinkle sugar/pepper mixture onto slices. Return to oven and bake for an additional 8 minutes.
  3. Transfer bacon slices to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
  4. When bacon has cooled, place Nutella into a small bowl and microwave for approximately 15-20 seconds to allow to soften. Transfer bacon slices to a piece of parchment paper that sits a top a plate. Using a silicon brush or icing spatula gently spread Nutella onto each bacon slice. Place plate into refrigerator and allow Nutella to coat/harden.
  5. Once coating is firm to the touch sprinkle with fleur de sel.
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61 Comments

  1. 51

    You are seriously a genious. You’ve combined two of the most-loved foods. Last year, I made my special someone some candied bacon for Valentine’s Day brunch. I coated thick center-cut slices with agave nectar and wasabi paste and then baked them. But this looks like so much more fun!!

  2. 52

    I can’t make coherent noises, I’m just salivating!

  3. 53

    I want to put a link to your website on my blog along with one of your pictures. Will you allow this? If not, I will just put the link up. Thanks.

  4. 54

    ~slurp!~ I love this!

  5. 55

    Just amazing! We just HAVE to try this to give new meaning to Nutella. Mouth-watering photos, too.

  6. 56

    This look delicious!! It’s about time someone did this!!

  7. 57
    Katherine /

    I would love to make this and send to my husband overseas. Is it safe to ship (does it need refrigeration because of the bacon)?

    • 57.1

      Hi Katherine, I wouldn’t rec shipping. Maybe save to make for homecoming :-)

  8. 58

    OMG THAT LOOKS AMAZING. I’m definitely going to give it a try!

    x Gi

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