How to Make Chocolate Bacon Roses


by 365daysofbacon

bacon roses

Chocolate Bacon Roses!

Normally, I hate V-Day. Overrrrrrrrated.

But, this year, my ManBacon introduced me to bacon roses, which is prolly the sweetest thing a significant other can do.

Bacon roses: the true  gesture of romance on Valentine’s Day

I am fairly certain I could eat only chocolate bacon roses for the rest of my life. Helloooo delicious meal-on-a-fake-stem. If V-day is an excuse to eat bacon roses, I’m all in.

You should make them. For Valentine’s Day. Or any day. Even if you’re single. Seriously.

(The 4-Hour Chef has a similar recipe. Sans chocolate.)

How to Make Chocolate Bacon Roses

yield 6 roses


Go to the Dollar Store (what can I say, I’m a cheap date). Get the following:

  • disposable aluminium foil muffin tin for 6+ muffins (see pic below)
  • fake flower bunch with 6+ stems. You want to be able to pop off the petal head and still have smthg on the stalk to support the bacon rose (see pic below)
  • wax paper, if you don’t have any
  • (optional) tall vase
  • (optional) V-day ribbon


You don’t have to dip these in chocolate. But I highly recommend it.

Ideal ingredients:

  • 6+ strips raw bacon (I recommend thick-cut)
  • 4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate squares
  • 1-2 tbsp unsweetened baking cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil 
  • 2 tbsp nut butter
  • sweetener of your choice, to taste

OR, the shortcut ingredients:

  • 6+ strips of raw bacon (I recommend thick-cut)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp nut butter

OR, the bacon-purist  ingredients:

  • 6+ strips of raw bacon (I recommend thick-cut)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375.
  2. Poke holes in the disposable aluminium foil muffin tin with a knife.

    bacon roses pan

    Bacon Roses Pan

  3. Tightly roll strips of bacon.

    bacon rose

    Roll Bacon Rose

  4. Place rolled bacon strips in disposable muffin tin, meatier side on top.

    bacon roses pan

    Bacon Roses in Pan

  5. Place disposable tin on a wire rack inside of another pan that’s been lined with aluminum foil. (If you don’t have a rack, find a container pan that the disposable tin can be suspended in so it’s not touching the bottom, if possible).  Use a pan with an edge in case you get a lot of bacon grease run-off.

    bacon roses pan

    Bacon Roses in Pan

  6. Bake @ 375 for 30-40 minutes, or until bacon starts to brown and get crispy.
  7. Remove bacon roses from pan, set on paper-towel lined plate.
  8. Set plate of bacon roses in freezer to cool, 10 minutes or just cooled. (but don’t freeze ’em! you can always put them in fridge instead).

If you’re dipping the roses in chocolate:

  1. Melt chocolate and all other ingredients until smooth.
  2. Pour chocolate into coffee mug. Let cool a few minutes to thicken.
  3. Line a plate with wax paper.
  4. Dip bottoms of roses in chocolate. Place on wax paper plate.
  5. Set plate freezer for 15-20 minutes to allow chocolate to harden.
  6. Poke a hole in the center of the bottom of the rose with a toothpick or knife.

Attaching bacon roses on fake stems:

  1. Pop fake flower heads off stems. Trim stems, if necessary.
    If you have a vase, stick the stem bunch in vase. If you have ribbon, make a lil bow.
  2. Stick bacon roses on stems.

Happy-happy-joy-joy. Thanks, ManBacon.  🙂

bacon roses

Chocolate Bacon Roses!

87 thoughts on “How to Make Chocolate Bacon Roses

  1. kerribakes says:

    You had me at chocolate bacon

  2. bendigopaleo says:

    Reblogged this on Bendigo Paleo and commented:
    True love is receiving bacon for valentines day!

  3. thanks for reblogging my post! and yes — I think true love IS getting bacon for V-day, esp chocolate bacon 😉

  4. Sofia R. says:

    Reblogged this on White Girl's Soul Food and commented:
    how very cool is this? will be trying it next week.

  5. rosekat08 says:

    Very cool! These are much easier than I thought. Would it be a huge sin to do this with turkey bacon?

  6. Liz says:

    Love it! Was at a culinary competition and one of the chefs had a bouquet of bacon roses at his station. (main ingredient for the contest was pork–apropos:-)) Hadn’t though to dip in chocolate, though. Of course! Love that you love bacon so very very much. Many thanks for stopping by foodforfun’s potato wedges topped with Bacon:-) Glad to have you over.

  7. jessicasdoor says:

    OMG!!! I’ve made some bacon/chocolate recipes before but this is just AMAZING! My only suggestion is…. why not a dozen?!?! If I was not on the whole 30 I would make myself this for vday. I definitely will be trying this out!

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  10. fionaward says:

    I will be seriously disappointed if I don’t get any of these this Valentine’s Day.

  11. Choice Fare - AnnaLee says:

    Wow. Just wow. These look so good!

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    Reblogged this on choice fare and commented:
    Bacon! Just in time for V-day!

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  14. maluhiapt says:

    That is truly amazing. I’m even thinking about trying to do it for my hubby… I’ll tell then how it went lol

  15. TIFFANY says:


  16. TIFFANY says:


    • i think you could make the bacon roses with/without chocolate and leave them in the fridge. you want the bacon to be cold anyway when u dip it in chocolate!
      Happy Vday! 🙂

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  19. So much easier to eat than real roses. No thorns, for one thing!
    (Okay, no, I don’t eat roses… though I remember, decades ago, seeing Graham Kerr make rose-petal pancakes. They’d have been better with bacon in them too.)

  20. ewgreenlee says:

    Way too much effort, I’ll go for the purist recipe.

  21. gilbydan says:

    This is too much awesome for one post!

  22. kalikocakes says:

    Nice! Bacon and chocolate is a perfect combo.
    Looking forward to seeing more yummy bacon treats!

  23. WOW! What a cool idea! This is so creative and what a great idea for a special occasion.

  24. Reblogged this on Simply Donna Rose and commented:
    Now this is original! I wonder how chocolate and bacon tastes!

  25. LOL Wish I had seen this BEFORE valentines day! I will have to remember it for our anniversary!

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  27. inher30s says:

    Oh. my. I’m in love!

  28. What impressive food art!

  29. Karrie says:

    Great thanks, now I need a new iPad because I drooled all over this one.

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  31. OMG!!!! This is freakin’ awesome!!!! My kids will totally love these! I’ve got to make these soon!!!!

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  33. laurenirene1 says:

    Genius! I wish I would’ve seen this earlier!

  34. grannyK says:

    I love bacon and I love chocolate. Are they really good together?? Somehow it doesn’t seem like they would go together. I think it’s a fantastic and fun idea though! What a fun blog you have!

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  36. Bridget says:

    Thanks for this, big hit! Other recipes I found suggested drilling holes in a typical reusable muffin tin, which was so not happening. They came out great!

  37. SheWroteIt says:

    OMG! I’m in love with this idea! the guy who makes this for me is guaranteed my hand in marriage lol

  38. Stacey says:

    I’m thinking a bacon ice cream or at least bacon ice cream topping should come next!

  39. omfg i am totally trying this for my special friend!!! ❤

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  44. ManBacon says:

    This bacon roses instructions kit has everything included to make your own yummy bacon roses!

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