Paleo Mexican Chocolate Pudding with Bacon Hearts

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day and there is nothing that says “I love you” more than chocolate and bacon. Well, maybe only the second part if you live in my house. But seriously, enough with the sugary chocolates in heart shaped boxes! Who wants those, really?! If I’m going to indulge, I would much rather have a heart-shaped box full of bacon than sugary filled cheap chocolate. But wait. Heart-shaped bacon… heart shaped bacon?!!!

Yep folks, I made heart-shaped bacon. Well, sort of. I mean I weaved bacon into a lattice and then used a heart-shaped cookie cutter to make heart-shaped pieces of deliciousness! And to keep with tradition, it pairs perfectly with a slightly sweet, slightly spicy chocolate pudding and a bottle of champagne! I can’t think of a better Valentine’s Day!

Paleo Mexican Chocolate Pudding with Bacon Hearts Recipe

Ingredients

Chocolate Pudding

  • 1 ripe avocado, halved and pits removed
  • 1/4 cup high quality cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbps cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp coarsely ground sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbsp organic vanilla
  • 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk (mix with~ 2 tbsp of solids to form a thin paste)

Bacon Hearts

  • 1 lb of applewood smoked bacon, sliced relatively thinly

Directions

Preheat your oven to 400 F.

In a blender or food processor, combine all the ingredients and blend until they are smooth.

Put into serving vessels and set aside to chill for at least 30-45 minutes.

While waiting for the pudding to chill, work on the bacon hearts.

Form a lattice/weave with the bacon making sure to keep the layers even and as tight as possible. Sounds hard! But here’s an awesome tutorial for it. Place on a wire rack on a sheet pan in the oven. 

Cook partially 15 -20 minutes or until the bacon has shrunk but is still pliable. If it cooks too heart, it will break in to pieces in the next step.

Using kitchen shears / scissors, cut bacon in to heart shapes.

Bake another 15 minutes until golden brown and delicious.

Let completely cool on wire rack until firm.

Serve with chocolate pudding and a glass of champagne!

Paleo Mexican Chocolate Pudding with Bacon Hearts
Paleo Mexican Chocolate Pudding with Bacon Hearts


I. Mean. Seriously. No spoons needed! Just shovel that thick creamy chocolate pudding into your mouth with an amazing bacon spoon! Yum. Perfect Valentine’s Day. For more delicious recipes for Valentine’s Day check out this awesome Valentine’s Day dessert round up!

Paleo Mexican Chocolate Pudding with Bacon Hearts

Paleo Mexican Chocolate Pudding with Bacon Hearts

Ingredients

Chocolate Pudding

  • 1 ripe avocado, halved and pits removed
  • 1/4 cup high quality cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbps cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp coarsely ground sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbsp organic vanilla
  • 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk (mix with~ 2 tbsp of solids to form a thin paste)

Bacon Hearts

  • 1 lb applewood smoked bacon, sliced relatively thinly

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 F.
  2. In a blender or food processor, combine all the ingredients and blend until they are smooth.
  3. Put into serving vessels and set aside to chill for at least 30-45 minutes
  4. While waiting for the pudding to chill, work on the bacon hearts.
  5. Form a lattice/weave with the bacon making sure to keep the layers even and as tight as possible. Sounds hard! But here’s an awesome tutorial for it. Place on a wire rack on a sheet pan in the oven. 
  6. Cook partially 15 -20 minutes or until the bacon has shrunk but is still pliable. If it cooks too heart, it will break in to pieces in the next step.
  7. Using kitchen shears / scissors, cut bacon in to heart shapes.
  8. Bake another 15 minutes until golden brown and delicious.
  9. Let completely cool on wire rack until firm.
  10. Serve with chocolate pudding and a glass of champagne!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 374Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 3597mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 10gSugar: 14gProtein: 7g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information. Also assumes you do not eat the entire pound of bacon weave, just about 4 slices.

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