Bacon, Banana and Peanut Butter Truffles

    40 minutes

    I created this chocolate after eating a burger called the Elvis that had bacon and peanut butter on it. Keep any leftovers in the fridge.

    15 people made this

    Serves: 30 

    • 10 bacon rashers
    • 250g dark chocolate, chopped
    • 2 firm bananas, peeled
    • 5 tablespoons of smooth peanut butter

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Fry the bacon until browned - about 10 minutes - then drain on paper towels. Cut into 2cm slices while it's still warm
    2. Slice the bananas into 2cm pieces, and cut each piece down the centre to make half moons. Spread the bottom of each half moon with about 1/2 teaspoon of peanut butter. Stick the banana piece, peanut butter side down, onto a square of bacon, and skewer the banana and bacon together with a toothpick.
    3. Melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler - or in a bowl - over barely simmering water, stirring to melt it. Do not let water or steam drip into the chocolate or it will seize up.
    4. Dip the banana and bacon treats into the melted chocolate until completely covered; place dipped treats onto waxed or baking paper until cool and set.
    5. Serve to astonished family and friends. Refrigerate any leftovers.

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    SO WRONG!!!!! BUT SOOOO GOOD!!!! I sprinkled some crumbled bacon on top of half and kosher salt (sparingly) on the other half before the chocolate hardened, added a little more crunch and garnish. Used thick cut bacon, and cooked it in the oven at 300 degrees for about 25 mins. to make a soft yet crispy bacon. Also used nutella on some instead of peanut butter, even more wrong. Great recipe, I love bacon.  -  05 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Prepared these for the Recipe Group and our guests enjoyed them this evening after dinner. I didn't have the time or patience for the candy thermometer so I purchased Dolci Microwave Hard Dark Choc Shell Coating. It worked great! I also crumbled the bacon. This eliminated the toothpick and made it easier for me. I spread the PB on the banana, dipped it in the crumbled bacon, pressed lightly, and then drizzled the chocolate over the top and smoothed with a spoon around the sides. Still a little messy but quick and easy. Before the chocolate set-up, I sprinkled Sea Salt, Banana Chips or crumbled bacon on each. This was a fun and different recipe and we were pleasantly surprised with the sweet/smokey/salty flavor. I will make these again. Thanks for sharing!  -  19 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made these for the recipe group this week. I will go ahead and say...this was very messy for me and mine looked nothing like the picture. However, I think that should be attributed to my inexperience rather than the recipe. I loved this combo, though- definitely a little bizarre, but sinfully yummy. One error I made was making the bacon too crispy- I disklike soggy fatty bacon but with as crisp as it was it fell apart when I tried to skewer it to the banana. Honestly, in the future...only when I am home alone, of course...I may just make a sort-of banana split out of it and call it good. Anyway, a pleasantly surprising little snack that has all of my favorite foods in one- peanut butter, chocolate, and bacon. Thanks for sharing!  -  16 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)