Beyond Bacon – Triple Chocolate Freezer Fudge

One of the best principals I see in many people of the Paleo movement is learning to respect the whole animal – making your own bone broth, rendering fats, the uses are endless. When going Paleo, one will put a toe in and eat animal fats once thought “unhealthy”, eventually diving in and going offal – i.e. eating organ meats – as well as trying to get as much out of that previous beast as possible. When I see someone throw away bones I just want to scream at them – YOU’RE THROWING AWAY ALL THAT NUTRITIOUS CONNECTIVE TISSUE, VITAMINS & MINERALS!!!! STOP RIGHT NOW!!!!

Freezer Fudge

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Stacy Toth and Matt McCarry AKA the Paleo Parents have gone whole hog with their latest book. Literally. With Beyond Bacon, the authors of Eat Like a Dinosaur have penned a magnum opus totaling 304 pages dedicated the cooking of divine swine from nose to curly-q tail. Beyond Bacon truly does go far beyond just our favorite breakfast side.

Beyond Bacon Paleo Desserts

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I love bacon – I’ll incorporate it into every recipe I can. There’s a good chance I eat bacon daily. I could be eating bacon right now. I find bacon cartoons hilarious. Basically, I love everything about bacon.  But there’s so much more to piggies than their bellies. (And their bellies are delicious!).  Did you know you could even make bacon out of the jowl?  You don’t know what the jowl is, my exact point on why you need this book.

Beyond Bacon Paleo Desserts

Photo from Beyond Bacon

Within the 100+ recipes, you’ll find directions to make anything and everything pig – basics such as making pork bone broth, rendering your own lard to classics like kielbasa and breakfast sausage. Surely they’re aren’t any desserts made out of pig parts, you might ask? YES. Think about your grandmother – making pie crusts in the kitchen. She likely used lard to make the shell to your favorite pie. The photos of the desserts (and everything else for that matter) will leave your mouth watering and your stomach growling.

Paleo Desserts Beyond Bacon

Photo from Beyond Bacon

This thorough cookbook is a tribute to usefulness and resourcefulness in the kitchen; we should never throw any part of the animal away if we can use it.  Embracing tradition and refining classic recipes with a paleo twist, Beyond Bacon is one truly exceptional book. Don’t hesitate anymore, go pre order it right now at the current ridiculously low price.  You can get it HERE or by clicking on any of the images above.  Your welcome!!!

Triple Chocolate Freezer Fudge
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Serves: 16
  1. Over a double boiler, continually stirring, melt 1 1/4 of the chocolate chunks or chips
  2. Whisk in the lard, cocoa powder and sugar until thoroughly combined and then remove the double boiler from the heat
  3. Fold in the half of the bacon bits and ensure an even distribution
  4. Line a 9x9 inch baking dish with parchment paper
  5. Line the parchment paper with your remaining chocolate chips or chunks (I recommend using two different flavors for a nice contrast) and bacon bits
  6. Pour the fudge over the top of your chocolate chips and bacon bits, smooth with a spatula
  7. Place the dish in the freezer and allow it to chill for 1 hour
  8. Remove the fudge from the dish by the parchment paper and cut the fudge into 1 1/2 inch cubes
  9. Keep this recipe in the freezer until about 10 minutes prior to serving. This recipe should only be stored in the freezer or the fudge will become too soft.
This is a recipe review from the amazing new book Beyond Bacon. All credit goes to Paleo Parents for this simple and delicious recipe.

  ****Disclosure: If you purchase any of the products linked in this post or products through the links on the right side of my page, I receive a small percentage from the respected affiliate programs****

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  1. Hi George, I am new to Paleo, I have been reading a lot and I am in the hunt for cookbooks and recipes. I am also a Food Scientist to I tend to be very skeptic. I have noticed that many recipes incorporate, chocolate, maple syrup, palm sugar. Isn’t this against the ” avoid Processed Food & Sugars” paleo principles? I would greatly appreciate your comments, I am looking forward to go full paleo soon.

  2. This book looks great and the pictures have my mouth watering. I have noticed one thing that is a little off-putting to me.

    These “recommendations” you make usually have affiliate links, this one is to the book in the Amazon store under your affiliate. I have seen other paleo bloggers that when they do something like this they disclose the information at the beginning of the article. You need to let people know that you are actually promoting this cookbook and you are receiving a commission each time someone buys this book.

    1. He does. He even puts a bunch of stars next to it, but since you managed to miss it, I’ll copy and paste for you: ****Disclosure: If you purchase any of the products linked in this post or products through the links on the right side of my page, I receive a small percentage from the respected affiliate programs****

  3. Hi This looks amazing and I cant wait to make it. Do you by any chance know how much the chocolate amount is in weight. Its hard to gauge when its in cups as it will depend on how small it is cut up as to how much it is in total. Thanks

  4. Just made some pulled pork in the slow cooker and I saved the fat. Now it’s a good time to try this fudge recipe.

    I’ll be in San Diego next week and then go on a road trip to San Francisco. Can you recommend paleo friendly places to eat?

  5. I just made pulled pork the other day in the slow coker and saved the fat. Now I have to try this fudge recipe.

    I’ll be in Anaheim area next week and planing to visit San Diego for two days. Do you recomand any paleo friendly places to eat? Thanks.

  6. I rendered my own lard, and am new to cooking with it. it smells really strong and I have a hard time imagining it tastes good as fudge. Is the strong smell normal?

  7. Hey George, for those of us not yet blessed with the book, can you clarify the “lard.” Is that the same as “bacon fat?” Because I have a lot of that. I do not have pure, rendered lard.


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