From living near the Jersey Shore, I get to see the trends that come and go every summer on the boardwalk.
Lots of times it’s neon colored T-shirts reading messages such as “free hugs,” “YOLO,” and “lifeguard.” I even remember the first summer I began seeing the “futuristic” Dip ‘n Dots everywhere.
A few years ago, I started seeing a bunch of signs for chocolate covered bacon. I thought it was the oddest thing at the time.
But what do you know, the trend stuck.
I’ve never actually had chocolate covered bacon, but it’s one of those things that I eventually want to make.
Since I’m still housesitting, I’ve been eating odds and ends all week. With the stuff I had on hand, I decided to play around with chocolate flavors. Unfortunately, I had no bacon 😦 I did, however, have goat cheese and strawberries. Chocolate goes with strawberries and strawberries go with goat cheese, so why not?
Strawberry and Goat Cheese Chocolate
2 tbsp unrefined coconut oil, melted
1 tsp maple syrup
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp dark cocoa powder
4 tsp fresh organic strawberries, chopped into tiny pieces
2 tsp finely shredded raw goat cheese + extra for topping
Whisk together coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla and salt. Add in coca powder. Quickly follow by mixing in strawberries and goat cheese. Spoon chocolate onto parchment paper and shape into bars/squares/balls. If desired, sprinkle with extra goat cheese. Place in freezer for 5 minutes, or until hardened. Store in refrigerator.