Super Bowl snacking at it’s best. Can you say candied bacon on a cracker?
America’s Favorite Food: Bacon
I know–you stopped at “bacon.” Well, bacon seems to be America’s favorite thing to eat in a lot of things and it’s not just for breakfast.
When I saw these a while ago, I knew I had to make them as soon as possible. I even forgot where I saw them now but these are a must-make for any party and especially a Super Bowl party.
I’d say make double and triple the amount in the recipe because these will disappear fast. They must be served warm to keep any fat from congealing, however this probably won’t be an issue LOL.
Very Simple To Make
Everything you need to make a batch of these is probably already in your pantry.
Most of us have crackers on hand and all bacon lovers probably have a freezer full of the divine swine–I know I do. And brown sugar is on everyone’s shelf, I reckon.
You can add a pinch or two of cayenne pepper if you want a little bit of zip. I quite like a little heat with these. Coarsely ground black pepper works well too, but if you have neither of these, it doesn’t matter. These will be totally delicious with just the basic ingredients.
Any Buttery Cracker Will Do But…
Crackers such as Ritz will work with these treats. However, for maximum bacon coverage, it’s best to use a rectangular or wide-oval shaped cracker. I used a combination of Club and Town House crackers. Since they may be a bit pricy, all stores have their “house” brands of these crackers. The only crackers I’d stay away from with this recipe is saltines. They would soak up too much fat and are a bit too bland for this. A nice soft and buttery cracker is the thing you want to use.
Candied Bacon Crackers
- 12 butter crackers (1 sleeve) like Townhouse or Club crackers, either rectangular or oval in shape
- 8 slices bacon
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 pinch ground black pepper
- Heat the oven to 350°F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
- Place 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.)
- 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.
- Mix brown sugar and peppers in a small bowl.
- Sprinkle a generous amount of brown sugar mixture on top of the bacon-topped crackers (about 1 heaping teaspoon per cracker).
- Bake 15-20 minutes or until brown sugar begins to melt and bacon becomes crisp. Allow crackers to cool on wire rack before eating.
*Adapted from Tip HeroYum