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Cracker Bacon Appetizer

This cracker bacon appetizer is so simple to put together, can be frozen for later, and tastes AMAZING! Salty, sweet, and a little spice will be perfect for your next party or holiday!!

Close-up of cracker bacon appetizer with caramelized brown sugar on top.

I LOVE these cracker bacon appetizers!! They are a crowd pleaser every single time. These are a twist on The Pioneer Woman’s Holiday Bacon Appetizers so of course, they are delicious. I also love how easy it is to make a whole bunch ahead of time, toss them in the freezer, then simply crisp them up in the oven before the party.

Ingredients for cracker bacon appetizers, bacon on a white plate, brown sugar in a bowl, crackers in a sleeve.

The ingredients are simple, bacon, crackers, and brown sugar. I feel like bacon is a great start to any recipe.

Stretching a piece of bacon before wrapping it around a cracker.

I like to cut the whole pound of bacon in half, right in the package. Before wrapping it around the crackers I also like to stretch it out so it goes around enough times to stay put.

Cracker bacon appetizers on a sheet tray, close-up.

Aren’t these little guys beautiful?? I bake them on a cooling rack set over a sheet tray lined with foil. I line the sheet tray with foil so I don’t have to clean it up too much afterward. 🙂

Oh hey, I’m a super lazy cook.

I bake them on a sheet tray so as the fat renders, it will fall away from the crackers and keep them crispy.

Sprinkling brown sugar on top of cracker bacon appetizers.

I also put the brown sugar on top because I like how it crisps up and caramelizes as it drips down the bacon.

Are you drooling yet?

Uh huh.

Sprinkling chili powder on cracker bacon appetizers.

If you like a little spice in your life, sprinkle the tops with chili powder. IT IS SO GOOD. Seriously, you guys. If you like a lot of spice, use cayenne pepper.

Close-up cracker bacon appetizer with chili powder ready to go in the oven.

Spicy. Sweet. Salty. 

Heaven.

Pile of bacon appetizer's on a marble top.

So, are you making these for your New Years party????????

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Cracker Bacon Appetizer

This cracker bacon appetizer is so simple to put together, can be frozen for later, and tastes AMAZING! Salty, sweet, and a little spice will be perfect for your next party or holiday!!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon appetizer, cracker bacon appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 387 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bacon thinly sliced
  • 1 sleeve crackers club-style
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder optional, see notes

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Line a sheet tray with foil and place a wire, oven-safe, cooling rack on it. 

  2. Cut all the bacon strips in half. This is most easily done by slicing the entire package in half before removing the bacon. 

  3. Lightly stretch out the bacon and wrap it around a cracker. 

  4. Place the cracker on the wire rack set over the baking tray. 

  5. Place about 1 teaspoon of brown sugar on each bacon wrapped cracker. 

  6. Sprinkle the tops with chili powder, if desired. 

  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 2 hours until the bacon is cooked. 

  8. Broil on high for 3-5 minutes (watch closely so it doesn't burn!) until the brown sugar is caramelized and crispy on top. 

Recipe Notes

Chili powder is optional if you like more spice use cayenne pepper. 

Nutrition Facts
Cracker Bacon Appetizer
Amount Per Serving
Calories 387 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 518mg 22%
Potassium 187mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Sugars 17g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 4.5%
Calcium 2.1%
Iron 3.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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This cracker bacon appetizer is so simple to put together, can be frozen for later, and tastes AMAZING! Salty, sweet, and a little spice will be perfect for your next party or holiday!! 

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    Sammi Windley
    December 30, 2017 at 4:24 PM

    Is it possible to leave more than 5 stars?! This recipe is sooooooo delicious.

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