I am going to be completely honest and start out by telling you that there isn’t anything even remotely healthy about today’s recipe, except for the Sugar 2.0 that I used. And you know what? That’s ok. We can indulge every once in a while, and just enjoy the food without worrying what we are putting in our body. Would I recommend this recipe as a food you should eat every day? No way, but for special occasions this will get everyone excited, and drooling.
I honestly can’t even take all the credit for this recipe. It started with my husband’s input. When he was in Iraq he requested that chocolate covered waffles be sent in his care packages. He would also buy them when he was stationed in Germany from the grocery store. (These are a German dessert) He couldn’t find a picture to show me so at first, I thought he was describing a waffle that was completely dipped. Needless to say, even for a chocoholic like him, that was way too much chocolate. The kids loved the full dipped version, but I have to agree with him, that was just way to much of a good thing.
The beauty of this recipe is you can take any of your favorite pancake/waffle mix and use it. For some reason the kids don’t like waffles from scratch, so I used a boxed mix. But if you prefer yours to be made from scratch go for it, you only need one cup of prepared batter. For the bacon I just crumbled up three tablespoons worth, approximately two pieces of center cut, and stirred it in with the Sugar 2.0. You can use any chocolate chips that you like, you could even switch it up with some white chocolate, or butterscotch chips. These would be perfect for a baby shower, birthday party, brunch, dessert with whipped cream, or just a sneaky indulgent snack in the middle of the day. Throw a batch together, sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Do you like sweet and salty foods?
Bacon & Chocolate Belgian Waffle Bites
By Angie Gouchenour
1 cup prepared waffle/pancake mix
1 Tablespoon Sugar 2.0
3 Tablespoons crumbled bacon
½ cup chocolate chips
½ Tablespoon coconut oil
Heat up your waffle iron on medium heat
Stir the Sugar 2.0 into your prepared waffle/pancake mix and then fold in the crumbled bacon
Pour ¼ cup of the mixture into the middle of the heated waffle iron and spread it out evenly in a circle about the size of a large cookie
Cook for 4 minutes, remove, and repeat
Allow the waffles to cool (You can pop them in the fridge for a few minutes if you would like)
Combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds, stir, 30 more seconds and then stir until they are melted (You can also use the stove top for this)
Separate your waffles into four triangles, drizzle the chocolate over the top, and scatter some sprinkles over the top
Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for about 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to set
NOTE: Keep these in the freezer, they will melt on the counter.