Check Out Our Chocolate Covered Bacon Cupcakes! ~#FamilyDollarMore4Less Recipe Contest

by Linette

This post is sponsored by Family Dollar all opinions are my own.

I’m excited to be participating with some of my favorite foodie bloggers in the Family Dollar More For Less Recipe Challenge! Each blogger has created a fabulous recipe for the contest, using only Family Dollar ingredients, from their new and expanded food line. I think all of the recipes look and sound delicious and I’m so excited to have the opportunity to participate and to share this contest with you!

I’m participating this fun recipe contest with an original chocolate covered bacon cupcake recipe I created for under $15 in ingredients from Family Dollar. The best part is if you share your favorite #FamilyDollarMore4Less recipe, YOU will be entered to win FREE GROCERIES for a year!


You can go share our chocolate covered bacon cupcakes, or your favorite recipe here: Family Dollar Food Contest. Here is our yummy cupcake recipe:

chocolate covered bacon cupcakes ~ cream cheese icing

Chocolate Covered Bacon Cupcakes

5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12


  • 1 1/4 cup Family Gourmet Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Family Gourmet Baking Powder
  • 1/4 cup Family Gourmet Butter
  • 1/2 cup Family Gourmet Sugar
  • 2 Sun-Ups Eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup Family Gourmet Vanilla Extract
  • 1/3 cup Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup
  • 1/2 bag Hershey’s Chocolate Chips
  • 8 slices Bar S Bacon
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 4 cups Family Gourmet Powdered Sugar
  • 1- 8 ounce Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 6 teaspoons water


  • Cook the bacon according to the package directions.
  • Melt about 1/2 bag of Hershey’s chocolate chips in a double boiler, or by microwaving 30 seconds at a time and stirring between until melted.
  • Dredge the cooked bacon through the melted chocolate and lay it out on parchment or wax paper to cool and harden. Leave the tips without chocolate.
  • Once the chocolate has hardened, cut or break the chocolate covered bacon into small pieces. Reserve the bacon ends to top your cupcakes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350`F
  • Cream together the butter and sugar in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Add in the eggs, milk, vanilla, and chocolate syrup.
  • In a separate bowl combine the flour and baking powder.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture to the rest of the ingredients, mixing on low until thoroughly combined.
  • Fold in the chocolate covered bacon bits.
  • Pour into cupcake cups, filling them about 2/3 to 3/4 of the way full.
  • Bake at 350` F for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Place the cupcakes onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • While the cupcakes are cooling mix up the cream cheese icing by combining the cream cheese, powdered sugar and water in a medium mixing bowl and mixing on low until well combined.
  • Ice the cupcakes with the cream cheese frosting and top with the chocolate covered bacon ends.

chocolate covered bacon cupcakes with cream cheese icing

Of course I’m partial to our chocolate covered bacon recipe, but we’re up against some stiff competition! Like I said above there are some fabulous food bloggers participating!

Please vote for our cupcakes & retweet this:


You can check out all the fabulous recipes here: #FamilyDollarMore4Less Food Challenge.


While you’re there don’t forget to share and vote so you’ll be eligible to possibly win the groceries for a year! Of course we’d love it if you vote for the chocolate covered bacon cupcakes while you’re there! 🙂

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Jennifer @TheRebelChick March 31, 2014 - 8:21 am

5 stars
If there are three things that I love, they are chocolate, bacon and cupcakes! This recipe looks absolutely amazing, thanks so much for this awesome idea!!

Dawn Lopez March 31, 2014 - 8:24 am

Ooh yummy! You totally nailed this! Seriously.. chocolate and bacon together! What’s not to love! Best of luck in the fun competition! 😉

brett March 31, 2014 - 9:08 am

wow. cupcakes and bacon in the same recipe.

and then there was chocolate.


Ellen Christian March 31, 2014 - 9:44 am

Yum! chocolate and bacon is definitely an amazing taste combination. Best of luck!

Tammi @ My Organized Chaos March 31, 2014 - 9:54 am

Chocolate covered bacon …. what a match! I’d definitely try this just to say I did! 🙂

Angela March 31, 2014 - 12:51 pm

I am so excited about your recipe. My family would flip for these cupcakes. This challenge is great, and I am thrilled to have such amazing competition. Good luck!

Tess March 31, 2014 - 1:50 pm

5 stars
It’s been awhile since I’ve seen bacon recipes lol. This looks really good.

Michele March 31, 2014 - 2:30 pm

5 stars
I don’t know what to say, except YUM!! I can’t wait to try this recipe. AMAZING!

Brandy March 31, 2014 - 3:51 pm

I have been hesitant to try this combination but your cupcakes look amazing. Perhaps it’s time I get over my hurdle and give them a try.

Mama to 5 BLessings March 31, 2014 - 5:37 pm

yummy that actually sounds delicious – sweet and salty!

Melanie a/k/a CrazyMom March 31, 2014 - 7:30 pm

These look delicious.. YUMMM Bacon in your cupcake..LOVE the idea.. thanks for sharing, will try this soon…bet the kids will love it..:-)

Nicole B March 31, 2014 - 7:50 pm

5 stars
I have always wanted to try chocolate dipped bacon. Wow these cupcakes look so good – great job!

Jennifer Soltys March 31, 2014 - 7:58 pm

This has to be tasty. I haven’t tried the chocolate bacon combo yet, but I hear great things about it!!!

melissa March 31, 2014 - 8:24 pm

I haven’t tried the chocolate/bacon combo yet, but it is definitely a current popular trend! My husband would love this, i’m sure.

Shauna March 31, 2014 - 8:35 pm

5 stars
Oh my goodness, I am drooling. I will admit that I have never had chocolate covered bacon, though. I assume I would love it since I love all things salty and sweet

Amber Edwards March 31, 2014 - 8:35 pm

5 stars
Chocolate and bacon combo; I haven’t tried yet. But seriously I love both. So why wouldn’t they be amazing together? I want to try this!

Sarah @ Must Have Mom March 31, 2014 - 8:53 pm

I think I’d love these. I love chocolate covered bacon! Yum!

Pam March 31, 2014 - 9:06 pm

Those look absolutely amazing! The chocolate/bacon combo is different but I bet, delicious!

Nancy Lustri (StyleDecor) March 31, 2014 - 9:13 pm

5 stars
Good Luck with the sweepstakes! Love the photos and the recipe is definitely unique! It sounds wonderful (the salty/sweet combination). Oooooh….love it! 🙂

Marina March 31, 2014 - 9:31 pm

All the best!!Here’s hoping chocolate and bacon are the winning flavors!

Heather @ It's a Lovely Life! March 31, 2014 - 11:29 pm

5 stars
Those are so creative! I bet that combo of flavors tastes amazing too! The frosting looks fabulous too!

kristin March 31, 2014 - 11:57 pm

Can you get any better than chocolate and bacon? This is a great recipe!!!

Dawn April 1, 2014 - 1:24 am

I have never tried bacon and chocolate together. However, I do thoroughly believe that everything is better with bacon or chocolate, so why not together? 🙂

Liz Mays April 1, 2014 - 1:28 am

Chocolate and bacon go surprisingly well together! I really can’t wait to try one!


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