It's not so impressive when you suggest everyone take shots. What IS impressive, however, is taking shots out of these chocolate bacon shot glasses that are so delicious, no one will ever doubt you again. That's right, bacon chocolate shot glasses filled with your favorite liquor. Keep your jello shots, I'll gladly take a Kahlua shot out of an edible shot glass.
Created by blogger Through the Eyes of My Belly, these crispy bacon cups only take a few minutes of prep to put together. All you need is toothpicks, tinfoil, empty paper towel rolls, and twine. Oh, and bacon.
To start, cut the empty cardboard paper towel rolls into three-inch sections and wrap completely with the tinfoil. Using thick-cut bacon, (regular bacon tends to overcook and crumble), wrap the foil, including a piece on the bottom, making sure there are no big cracks. You don't want to lose your drink before you get to shoot it down your gullet!
Once the bacon is wrapped, tie it together with a piece of butcher twine.
Now it's time to bake! Place the bacon molds upside down on a wire rack and bake at 375 F for about 20-30 minutes. The bacon should be slightly crispy. You don't want it completely crispy otherwise it'll crack when you release it from the tinfoil.
Let the cups cool for 10 minutes then remove the bacon from the mold by lightly squeezing around the mold and releasing the bacon.
Next up is the chocolate! Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or in the microwave and using a brush or spoon, coat the entire inside of the cup with a thin layer of chocolate. Place the cups in the fridge for at least an hour for the melted chocolate to harden.
Fill the bacon glasses with liquor and toast to your creation!
Wrap small sections of cardboard tubes in foil, and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Wrap one piece of bacon across one end of the tube, and wrap another around the circumference. Tie with cooking twine.
Melt chocolate chips in a microwave, 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between. Cook until smooth.
Scoop melted chocolate into bacon shot glasses, and fill any gaps between bacon slices.
Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour until the chocolate is set. Fill with the drink of your choice.