Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
1 pkg (20 oz) Kentucky Legend Jalapeno Bacon
2 cups (500 mL) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tbsp (15 mL) shortening
1/2 tsp (2 mL) ancho chili powder
1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cinnamon
Pinch cayenne pepper
1/4 cup (60 mL) pepitas
Preheat oven to 400ºF (200ºC). Weave bacon onto wooden skewers; arrange on foil-lined baking sheet fitted with wire rack. Bake, turning once, for 20 to 25 minutes or until crisp. Transfer to paper towel–lined plate; let cool completely.
In microwavable bowl, combine chocolate and shortening; microwave on High, in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval, until smooth. Stir in chili powder, cinnamon and cayenne until well combined.
Position bacon skewers over melted chocolate mixture; drizzle chocolate mixture over bacon, allowing excess to drip back into bowl. Transfer to parchment paper–lined tray. Sprinkle with pepitas. Let stand until set.
Tip: Garnish with a variety of items, such as chopped dried apricots, candied ginger, toasted coconut, chopped pecans or crushed peanuts.