If you haven’t ever tried chocolate covered jerky, you may be surprised by how well the two go together—we certainly were when we gave this recipe a try! Creamy, rich, and smoky, chocolate covered jerky is the perfect marriage of sweet and salty.
You don’t have to be a confectioner to make this awesome snack. Just make a quick trip to any grocery store for a few supplies, grab a pack of your favorite Blue Ox Jerky, and treat yourself. You will thank us later.
- Double broiler (you can also use a makeshift double broiler)
- Rubber spatula or wooden spoon
- Wax paper
- Baking trays
- Tongs or wooden skewers
- Kitchen scissors
- 1 lb. semi-sweet chocolate
- 1 lb. jerky
- Cover your baking trays in wax paper and place them in the freezer well before you will begin. Placing the dipped jerky on the cold trays will help keep the chocolate from running off.
- Cut up the jerky into bite-size pieces. Trust us, it is much easier to eat this way!
- If you are using wooden skewers, skewer your jerky pieces.
- Prepare your chocolate. Boil water in your double broiler. If you do not have a double broiler, you can use two pots, or one pot and a steel bowl. Boil water in a large pot and use a smaller pot or steel bowl to place the chocolate in. Be careful not to get any water into the chocolate pot. Doing this will cause the chocolate to seize and you will have to start over! Use a rubber spatula and stir the chocolate until it is creamy.
- Use tongs or simply dip the skewered jerky into the chocolate. Be careful not to overdo it with the chocolate (like we did). When you are dipping, it really does not need to be completely covered with chocolate. Just a little chocolate is enough!
- Place the jerky on the trays and put in the refrigerator to completely harden. It should be ready in less than an hour.
When we made this ourselves here at BOJ, we used just over two pounds of jerky and three pounds of chocolate (like we already said, we used too much chocolate). We taste tested it with Blazin’ Beef, Cajun BBQ Beef Brisket, Peppercorn Beef, Original Beef, Cherry Maple Beef, and Honey BBQ Turkey. We think the spicier and saltier the jerky you use for dipping, the better! What flavor you like is entirely up to you though. Just have fun with it!