Valentines Day - Bacon Roses

  Yes, regular roses are a great gift for your significant other but what about something sweet and salty? Chocolate covered roses will hit the spot.     Learn how to make them.     As you see below we started with a bunch of artificial roses you can purchase at a craft store or a discount store.

Yes, regular roses are a great gift for your significant other but what about something sweet and salty? Chocolate covered roses will hit the spot. 

Learn how to make them. 

As you see below we started with a bunch of artificial roses you can purchase at a craft store or a discount store.

  Remove all the pedals so that you are left with just the stems and leaves.    Next, lay out your slices of bacon and roll as you see below. 

Remove all the pedals so that you are left with just the stems and leaves.

Next, lay out your slices of bacon and roll as you see below. 

  Be sure to roll but not in a real tight roll.  You may need to do this a few times to get what you feel looks like a rose.      After you have mastered this and have a bacon rose the way you want it, you need to place a toothpick thru the slice to hold it in place.  Next, place in an aluminum muffin pan that you punched  3 - 4 holes in the bottom.  These holes will allow the bacon grease to drain out as it cooks.    

Be sure to roll but not in a real tight roll.  You may need to do this a few times to get what you feel looks like a rose.  

After you have mastered this and have a bacon rose the way you want it, you need to place a toothpick thru the slice to hold it in place.  Next, place in an aluminum muffin pan that you punched  3 - 4 holes in the bottom.  These holes will allow the bacon grease to drain out as it cooks.

 

  As you can see, I placed the aluminum pan on a rack that was placed on a cookie sheet. This will allow the grease to drain away.     Next, place in a 350²F oven for 15 - 20 minutes.  You want them as crispy as you normally like your bacon.  Remove from oven and place in your refrigerator for approximately 2 hours or until completely chilled.      While your roses are chilling you can start to melt you chocolate.  For these 6 roses I melted approximately 8 - 10 ounces of chocolate.  I used Wilton Candy Melts. You will only need approximately 15 minutes to melt your chocolate.     Remove your rose from refrigerator and remove the toothpick.  Dip each rose into the chocolate and place on a plate so that you can place your chocolate covered bacon back into the refrigerator for just a few minutes. After they have chilled, stick onto the stem that you removed the artificial rose from earlier.  And there you have some chocolate covered roses.    Sweet and salty for your significant other.  Great for Valentine's Day or any special occasion. 

As you can see, I placed the aluminum pan on a rack that was placed on a cookie sheet. This will allow the grease to drain away. 

Next, place in a 350²F oven for 15 - 20 minutes.  You want them as crispy as you normally like your bacon.  Remove from oven and place in your refrigerator for approximately 2 hours or until completely chilled.  

While your roses are chilling you can start to melt you chocolate.  For these 6 roses I melted approximately 8 - 10 ounces of chocolate.  I used Wilton Candy Melts. You will only need approximately 15 minutes to melt your chocolate. 

Remove your rose from refrigerator and remove the toothpick.  Dip each rose into the chocolate and place on a plate so that you can place your chocolate covered bacon back into the refrigerator for just a few minutes. After they have chilled, stick onto the stem that you removed the artificial rose from earlier.  And there you have some chocolate covered roses.

Sweet and salty for your significant other.  Great for Valentine's Day or any special occasion. 

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