Salted Caramel Bacon Bark

This salted caramel bacon bark comes from my The Paleo Chocolate Lovers’ Cookbook, which includes 80 chocolate paleo treats and another 10 savory chocolate recipes :-)

Salted Caramel

1 cup canned full-fat coconut milk
1 cup coconut sugar
1/4 tsp sea salt


  1. In a heavy-bottomed pot, add the coconut milk, coconut sugar and salt.
  2. Whisk to combine the ingredients, and turn on the heat. Bring to boil for 15 minutes watching carefully so the mixture doesn’t boil over.
  3. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 5 minutes more, making sure it doesn’t burn.
  4. Wear gloves to pour the caramel into a small bowl, and stir periodically as it cools to room temperature.
  5. If the caramel isn’t thick when it reaches room temperature, pour it back into the pot and let it simmer over the lowest heat possible for another 3-5 minutes.
  6. Wear gloves to pour caramel back into the small bowl, stirring occasionally until it reaches room temperature. Store covered at room temperature.

Salted Caramel Bacon Bark

1/2 batch Salted Caramel
6 ounces dark chocolate
4 strips of crisp cooked bacon


  1. Make Salted Caramel recipe above and let it cool to almost room temperature.
  2. Line an 8″ x 8″ dish with a piece of unbleached parchment paper big enough to cover the bottom and go up the sides. Pinch the corners to help it stay in place and set aside
  3. Over a double boiler, melt the chocolate and pour it into the prepared dish.
  4. Allow the chocolate to cool to room temperature on the counter then place it in the freezer until hard.
  5. Drizzle the caramel over the chocolate and sprinkle the top with crumbled crisp bacon.
  6. Freeze the candy until it’s hard enough to break into bark. You can then store in the refrigerator or freezer.

♥, Kelly

P.S. When this recipe was first posted it was part of a giveaway which is now closed.

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  1. Lori Newlon says

    I have NEVER had bacon and chocolate together before. . . Hard to believe huh?. This looks amazing and I would LOVE your book! This will be my first bacon meets chocolate recipe :))))))

  2. Laura Mallory says

    This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it! Halfway through Whole 30, so this will have to wait two more weeks, but I definitely see it in my very near future!

  3. says

    This looks really good! I have a question…you say to put the caramel in a bowl and keep stirring to cool….but THEN do you pour in the 8X8 pan?

  4. Mollie E. says

    I love how you only need a half batch of the salted caramel for the the bark. I’m going to guess that everyone else thinks like me and will just be doubling the recipe for the bark. Or maybe eating the remaining caramel with a spoon. Yum!

  5. Anonymous says

    This recipe looks delicious! I love salt incorporated with sweet! Fingers crossed I’ll be the lucky one! – Debbie Bryant

  6. Sonia Mallet says

    Does this count as breakfast food because it has bacon in it?

    Sounds totally delicious… in a strange way.

    Love the giveaways, they are so much fun!

    Sonia Mallet

  7. says

    Oh my goodness! Chocolate and bacon and caramel … yum. So excited that the book is finally being release (I’ve been anxiously awaiting it since you first posted pictures months ago). Congrats! It’s beautiful :)

  8. says

    So excited to see this recipe. I love salted acrmel and husband loves bacon so it’s a fit! Congrats on your new book – can’t wait to get a copy.

  9. Iowa Grandma says

    Wow this sounds sooo wonderful. I have all ingredients so will make today. Wish I was closer for your book signing but Iowa is a bit far. Have fun!! Dianne

  10. says

    This looks so good! I wish I could dive into that picture and start snacking. :) Thanks for another generous giveaway.

    april Johnson

    (facebook username is april scott)

  11. says

    Kelly, Kelly, Kelly…. I just found your blog this weekend. Can’t even remember how, but I’m hooked already! Chocolate and bacon – it doesn’t get any better. Oh, wait, there’s caramel, too!!!
    Colleen Foley

  12. Anonymous says

    Mmmmmm! My kids and I are drooling all over this! I’ll have to make it ASAP! Thanks for this awesome recipe!


  13. says

    I’m a brand-new convert to the Paleo lifestyle, and am so excited to read your new book and try this recipe. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  14. says

    Hi Kelly! Looking forward to your visit to Seattle! I have Saturday, Oct 26 at 10:00 AM on both my calendars! Excited to meet you and purchase one of your books! Have wonderful and safe road trips in your travels! Good roads to you!
    Gail here.

  15. says

    This looks insanely good! I would love a copy of your cookbook for my upcoming birthday!!! Thanks for the chance to win it- and if I don’t, hopefully someone else thinks of me! :-)

  16. Anonymous says

    Would love to have your book! This recipe looks interesting. Would never of thought of putting bacon & chocolate together

  17. says

    I’ve seen chocolate-covered bacon recipes and have wondered how on earth they would hold together. Crumbling the bacon and making candy with it makes so much more sense. :)

  18. says

    this looks marvelous. My nephew is into bacon, and I’m gluten free…something I could share with him.

  19. Zackary Gibbons says

    Despite my girlfriends hesitation I will be making this in the near future as I hold both bacon and chocolate in high regards.

  20. Dianne says

    Oh my gosh this looks so yummy. I’m going to have to fix this very soon because my mouth is watering for it…Wonderful blog. Have a great West Coast book signing trip.

  21. Colleen says

    This looked amazing since bacon is my favorite food…but it didn’t turn out:( Is the caramel supposed to harden? Mine didn’t so the caramel just turned the bacon soggy. Even after putting it in the fridge and freezer it still wad dripping off. Any suggestions?

  22. Jessica says

    This looks amazing and I am in the process of making it. I just wish there were some more detailed instructions on making the caramel – temperature like soft-ball or hard-crack stage for example, or how thick it should be, maybe a picture of how thick (coating a spoon or being poured). It’s not hard to make but caramel can be tricky. I will post an update once it’s done with results. I’m excited – hope it’s delicious!

  23. Jessica says

    This is delicious! Very rich and extremely messy. Not sure if it’s because my caramel is not thick enough or too thick, but it’s so gooey it makes it hard to separate pieces. I cut the block with a sharp knife to get the pieces but even then it doesn’t stay together very well. So doesn’t look so presentable but very yummy!

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