Chocolate, bacon, and booze, oh my! These glorious shot glasses are bound to leave your family and friends impressed (and maybe a little tipsy).
While the crafting process can be a bit time intensive, it is quite simple and completely worth the effort. After all, who wouldn’t want to chase down a shot or two with some chocolate-dipped bacon?
In terms of the appropriate liquid filling, some would suggest bourbon, which would compliment both the sweet chocolate and the smoky, salty bacon. Others say the shot glasses would also work well with a smoky Islay scotch, a rich rum or even a smooth añejo. I personally prefer something creamy and/or sweet, like lKahlua, Bailey’s, or Maple vodka.
Chocolate-Dipped Bacon Shot Glasses
- Prep Time:5 mins
- Cook Time:30 mins
- Total Time:35 mins
- 2/3 pound thinly sliced bacon
- 1 empty paper towel / toilet paper roll
- 2 tablespoon chocolate chips
- Aluminum foil
- Your spirit choice
Cut an empty paper towel or toilet paper roll to the desired shot glass height. Cover the outsides of each with aluminum foil to make molds. Make sure to completely cover one end.
Carefully wrap each mold in bacon (I used around four slices of bacon for each mold), and again make sure to seal one end.
Bake your bacon-wrapped molds in the oven at 375 F for 20-30 minutes until bacon is fully cooked and crispy.
Melt the of chocolate chips by microwave it at the low setting for one minute, or in bursts of 10 seconds with stirring in between. (Careful not to overcook; just a few seconds can burn the chocolate.)
Remove the cardboard molds from the bacon shot glasses. Using a small spoon, coat the insides of the bacon shot glasses with melted chocolate to seal any gaps.
Let cool for approximately 30 minutes in the fridge, and fill up the chocolate-dipped bacon shot glasses with your favorite spirit. Kahlua, Bailey’s, Maple vodka, and bourbon are recommended. Cheers!