Valentine’s Day is time to evoke our inner temptress, to bring forth the powers of seduction.
It’s definitely the time to be naughty over nice, and to do something utterly decadent that you wouldn’t even have dreamed about where it any other day.
So, in honour of my meat-loving fellow, this has manifested in the form of candied bacon and spiced pecan chocolate!
This recipe is for those who love a salty-meets-sweet combination, like pancakes with maple syrup and bacon, and chocolate-covered potato crisps.
This is the ultimate naughty meets nice treat. We’re using coconut sugar and coconut nectar, which gives it a caramel-like sweetness that works so beautifully with the cayenne spiced pecans. Then we’ve also got some candied bacon, which gives it that smoky flavour that makes this oh so sexy and irresistible! Each bite it met with a with a crunchy smokiness with a hint of spice, balancing out the sweetness from the chocolate.
It’s refined sugar free, dairy free, and paleo, so even though you’ll be having a raunchy treat it won’t leave you feeling all icky and heavy afterwards!
I’m not usually one for suggesting bacon, but heck, if there was a time for it then this is it! As I’ve said before, I believe in finding balance, and if having a little bit of bacon on this Valentine’s Day will keep you happy, then I say let’s do it.
Now, when buying your bacon for this look for free range, sugar- and nitrate-free bacon. You’d be surprised how many brands add loads of sugar to their bacon. Try and get the best bacon your budget will allow here.
For my beautiful vegan warriors, I hear you. I’ve got an option for vegan free by subbing for coconut bacon or you could leave it out all together. It’ll taste awesome with just the chocolate and pecans.
Find the recipe for my spiced pecans here.
I would suggest packaging them in cellophane wrap if you’re giving it away as a gift!
Tie a pretty bow on it and it’s good to go – just make sure to keep in the fridge until you’re ready to give them away to loved ones.