clear glass jar filled with dairy-free gluten-free chocolate bark with bits of chocolate candy scattered

Chocolate Bark Bacon Candy is a super-easy, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, homemade candy recipe that explains how to melt chocolate—and the best part of all, this gift-worthy candy recipe is not just for Christmas!

Thanks to the tradition of peppermint chocolate bark at Christmas, many of us are familiar with bark candy. But even so, homemade vegan Christmas candy is a bit more of a rarity. Thankfully, though, it’s incredibly doable. And it’s important to note that this dairy-free chocolate bark recipe is also gluten-free, which makes it even easier to share.

Chocolate Bark with Bacon Candy calls for only two ingredients; chocolate and vegan bacon. However, to make our exact recipe, you will need to make the vegan bacon called for in this recipe. But don’t worry, making a batch of our homemade Vegan Fakin’ Bacon is super-quick, easy, and mess-free!

You may also opt to use store-bought plant-based bacon to make Chocolate Bark with Bacon. But if you want to make the best tasting vegan candy this side of Texas, make a batch of our Vegan Fakin’ Bacon and thank us later with a kind and thoughtful word or two.

dairy-free gluten-free chocolate bark with bits of chocolate candy poured out on parchment paper with chocolate chips and vegan bacon
homemade vegan Christmas candy made with vegan bacon plus chocolate on brown parchment paper

5 Reasons to Make Vegan Chocolate Bark Bacon Candy

LOL! As if you or any of us need even one reason to make homemade dairy-free, vegan, and gluten-free candy!

But as a formality, here are five reasons to partake in the making of a great tasting, easy-breezy batch of chocolate bark with bacon candy:

  • First of all, as we’ve explained, this recipe is effortless—all you do is melt the chocolate and top with a sprinkle of savory Fakin’ Bacon!
  • Second, this candy recipe comes together quickly—how appealing is a recipe that comes together in minutes?
  • And this recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and oil-free—so it’s easy for most everyone to enjoy!
  • Plus, the ingredients are pretty healthy for a candy recipe—even the liquid smoke used in Vegan Fakin’ Bacon is a natural option for smokey flavor. (Read more about liquid smoke in this article.)
  • And speaking of pretty, Chocolate Bark with Bacon looks good without a lot of fuss—it makes a beautiful gift!
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How to Melt Chocolate

If you’ve ever read about melting chocolate, you may have heard mention of words like tempering, or even scarier, chocolate that seizes!

In this recipe, we share how to melt chocolate in the most straightforward way ever—in the microwave!

First, add your chocolate to a medium-size, microwave-safe bowl.

Then, heat your chocolate in brief 20 to 30-second increments until it begins to appear just a bit melted.

Once your chocolate begins to look shiny and melted, stir in between the 20 to 30-second heating increments until it stirs completely smooth, without lumps or chunks.

And of course, if you prefer to melt your chocolate on the stovetop, use the double boiler method.

For the double-boiler method, place a heat-safe bowl or pan to hold the chocolate above boiling water to melt using secondary heat. Then, carefully stir until all lumps and bumps melt away.

Either of these methods will work well for melting chocolate for a batch of our dairy-free gluten-free bacon bark.

flakes of vegan bacon made from coconut and liquid smoke

5 Delightful No-Cook Plant-Based Sweets and Treats

If you enjoy the idea of this “barely-have-to-cook” bacon bark candy recipe, perfect for Christmas or anytime, then you’re sure to enjoy the following no-cook plant-based and gluten-free recipes:

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Thank You For Checking Out Our EASY Chocolate Bark Bacon Recipe!

We appreciate that you are here, reading and exploring new ways to enjoy your tasty plant-based lifestyle to the fullest!

If you find that this recipe interests you, by all means, kindly Pin it, post it, and share it everywhere! 

And after you make this candy and then fall even deeper in love with our Vegan Fakin’ Bacon, you will want to give our gorgeous southern style, Vegan 7-Layer Salad a go!

Happy Eating!

a spilled clear glass jar of homemade chocolate candy in irregular shapes on brown baking paper background

Chocolate Bark Bacon Candy | Vegan + Gluten-Free

  • 5
  • 2
    Cook Time:
  • Yield: 12 Servings

Chocolate Bark with Bacon Candy is a sweet, salty, and savory treat that comes together effortlessly and has only about 100 calories per generous piece! It makes for a perfect movie-night-munchie or to give as a thoughtful gift to share some plant-based vegan love. The entire recipe takes just minutes to make yet looks especially inviting and cute—like something you find at a specialty shop!



  1. If you haven't already done so, bake a quick and easy batch of oil-free, no mess, Vegan Fakin' Bacon.   It takes only minutes to make but you must allow it time to cool completely before using as a topping in this recipe.  Alternatively, you may use a store-bought crumbled vegan bacon topping.
  2. To melt the chocolate, use the double boiler method described in the article above or do the following method to melt the chocolate using a microwave: Add the chocolate to a medium-size, microwave-safe bowl. Next, heat the chocolate in brief 20 to 30-second increments until it begins to appear just a bit melted. Once your chocolate begins to look shiny and melted, stir between the 20 to 30-second heating increments until it's smooth, without a trace of lumps or chunks.
  3. Then, using a spatula or rubber scraper to help it along, pour the melted chocolate onto a prepared parchment paper-lined pan or baking sheet. Smooth out the chocolate until it's only about 1/4 to one-half an inch thick. There's a helpful method for spreading the melted chocolate in the notes below.
  4. Now, sprinkle on the Fakin' Bacon and, if you like, a tiny bit of sea salt.  If you like, you can gingerly give the Fakin' Bacon a gently press here and there to be sure it sticks to the melty chocolate. Place the chocolate and plant-based bacon candy into the freezer for at least 15 minutes, or until frozen solid.
  5. Once your chocolate is frozen, break it apart into irregular shapes to resemble random pieces of bark. Your Chocolate Bark with Bacon Candy will keep nicely in the refrigerator or freezer in an airtight container for about a month.


  • How To Spread Melted Chocolate Evenly: Try tipping your pan back and forth to help spread out the chocolate bark to a thin layer—when chocolate is nice and melty, gravity often works better than using a spatula.
  • Quantity: This recipe is super flexible—make as little or as much as you need with ease by melting more or less chocolate.
  • Gifting: Stack a few pieces of Chocolate Bark with Bacon Candy in a clear glass jar, top with a bow to give as a thoughtful homemade gift!


% DV

Calories Per Serving: 105
  • Total Fat 9.1 g 14 %
  • Saturated Fat 5.6 g 28 %
  • Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
  • Sodium 22.2 mg 1 %
  • Carbohydrates 11.2 g 4 %
  • Fiber 2.9 g 12 %
  • Sugar 6.9 g ---
  • Protein 1.5 g 3 %
  • Vitamin A 0 %
  • Vitamin C 0 %
  • Iron 20 %
  • Calcium 0 %

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