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Bacon chocolate bark a savoury sweet foodie gift
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: sweets
Author: Karon Grieve


  • 6 rashers of smoked streaky bacon
  • 50 g walnuts chopped
  • ΒΌ tsp fennel seeds
  • 4 cardamom pods seeds removed and pods discarded
  • Pinch of dried chilli flakes
  • Pinch of sea salt flakes
  • 200 g dark chocolate chopped


  • Grill the bacon on a rack until crisp and drain on kitchen roll and cool
  • Crumble the cooled bacon
  • Toast the walnuts in a dry pan for 1 minute till golden and aromatic, tip into bowl
  • Toast the fennel seeds and cardamom for 30 seconds
  • Grind the toasted seeds with chilli flakes and sea salt in pestle and mortar
  • Melt chocolate in a bain marie (glass bowl over pan of simmering water but make sure water does not touch base of bowl
  • Stir in the spice mix
  • Pour the chocolate on to baking tray lined with patchment
  • Scatter over the crumbled bacon and the toasted walnuts
  • Set in fridge then break roughly into shards and pieces
  • Pack in bags and store in fridge for up to 2 days