We first tried chocolate-covered bacon at the Big Top Candy Shop on South Congress Avenue, and decided to make it for our friend Atticus’s bacon-themed first birthday party.
Making a double batch for a party on a warm Austin day wasn’t the best idea, but if you give yourself plenty of time and reserve this project for a cool day, the results are delicious.
I’ve received several of Great Grammy’s recipes lately, thanks to family members who have saved them over the years. I only got to meet her once, when I was a child, mostly because she lived in Maine, a good three-day car ride away. My dad was especially close to her when he was little, and I wish I’d known her better.
Thanks to uncle David for sharing this recipe with me!