Bacon Crackers

There’s something kind of nostalgic about party bites like these (especially if you lay them out daintily on a tray like a ‘50s housewife). But at the same time, this bacon crackers recipe is so novel that it’s guaranteed to become a conversation starter–until everyone can’t talk because their mouths are stuffed with bacon crackers. These are tailgating food at its finest. But don’t wait for a gathering to make them, because they’d also be delicious with a cobb salad or soup.


There’s something kind of nostalgic about party bites like these (especially if you lay them out daintily on a tray like a ‘50s housewife). But at the same time, this bacon crackers recipe is so novel that it’s guaranteed to become a conversation starter–until everyone can’t talk because their mouths are stuffed with bacon crackers. These are tailgating food at its finest. But don’t wait for a gathering to make them, because they’d also be delicious with a cobb salad or soup.

Ingredients

  • 1 package butter crackers (like Townhouse or Club crackers, either rectangular or oval in shape)
  • 8-10 slices of bacon
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

Preparation

  • Heat the oven to 350°F/175°C.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • Align crackers on a wire rack set into a lined baking sheet. (Leave a little space in between the crackers for the bacon, as it will hang over the edges of the crackers.)
  • Bacon Crackers on rack.TipHero
  • Slice the bacon into thirds or fourths (depending on the length and shape of your crackers). Place a piece of cut bacon lengthwise on each cracker.
  • Sprinkle a generous amount of brown sugar on top of the bacon-topped crackers (about 1 heaping teaspoon per cracker). Then lightly sprinkle with cayenne and black pepper.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes or until brown sugar begins to melt and bacon becomes crisp. Allow crackers to cool on wire rack before eating.