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Sweet & Spicy Bacon Coated with Nutella

Sweet and Spicy Nutella Coated Bacon 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. Nutella Covered Bacon
I was at this quaint bed and 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 just  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!

xo!

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Coated with Nutella

Name: Sweet and Spicy Bacon Coated with Nutella
Image: https://bellalimento.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/nutella-bacon-2-027.jpg
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Ingredients:
1 tablespoon light brown sugar – packed
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
6 pieces – thick sliced bacon
3 tablespoons Nutella
fleur de sel

Directions:

  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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