Glazed Bacon Crackers

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4.56 from 43 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes

Glazed Bacon Crackers, or man candy as I like to call them, are an addictive, salty, crunchy, explosion of flavor. They are like a work of art.

Glazed Bacon Crackers

This Glazed Bacon Crackers is the perfect easy appetizer. Truly, they have it all. Everything you could want in one crisp bite.


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What We Love About This Appetizer Recipe

These bacon crackers are the perfect game day treat. Offering a meaty, salty, sweet and hot, crunch which is so satisfying. They truly engage all the senses.

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Here are some cool bacon facts..

  • 15 Minute Snack: Perfect for your Super Bowl Party, Christmas Eve or any party.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or refrigerator.
  • Family Friendly: If you have bacon lovers this bacon candy is the best.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb or lower calorie.
Crackers in a wooden tray.

Ingredient Notes for Bacon Flavored Crackers

  • Bacon: A package of bacon, do not use a thick cut bacon for this recipe.
  • Townhouse crackers: Ritz crackers, Club crackers or any buttery cracker.
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cayenne pepper: If this spicy bacon cracker is too hot black pepper will work.

Equipment Needed for Bacon Flavored Crackers

How to Make Crackers with Bacon

These are the basic steps for making ritz crackers with bacon. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Cooking bacon and forming crackers.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat the oven, then cut each bacon slice into quarters.  Second, place a rack on top of a rimmed baking sheet.

STEP 2:TOPPING

Then place crackers on rack in a single layer and then place bacon on top of cracker and then in a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cayenne.

STEP 3: BAKE

Next, sprinkle a small amount of the brown sugar mixture on top of the bacon. Finally, bake at 400 degrees until bacon is crisp.

Laying the crackers and bacon on a baking sheet.

Prep and Storage Tips for this Spicy Bacon Crackers

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

No this is the type of treat you want pretty much right out of the oven, but not too hot.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store in an airtight container or ziptop bag at room temperature. They will last up to three days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Again, the best way to make this perfect snack is to make and eat them right away, for crisp crackers.

Frequently Asked Questions about this Brown Sugar Bacon Crackers

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Truly this recipe is for the bacon lover and is hard to make healthier but you can use a gluten free cracker.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT FLAVORS OF BACON?

Any type of bacon, turkey, smoked, maple, whatever they type of flavor that you like.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Absolutely, simply adjust the recipe below to fit the party size that you need.

CHANGE UP THE SPICE AND SWEETNESS?

If it is too sweet lower the brown sugar or if you like the heat, add a little red pepper flake.

A side view of the crackers.

Expert Tips for Making This Bacon Wrapped Crackers Recipe

  • Know your oven: Oven temperatures vary, so watch them for optimal doneness.
  • Add Cheese: Cheese like romano or parmesan cheese are great on these.
  • Spice: Feel free to make them a little spicier if you want to kick up the heat.
  • Variation tip: Try a different flavor cracker, Townhouse makes a great many varieties. Alternatively, they have flavored flatbreads or other crispy crackers.
  • Air Fryer: These would be great in the airfryer too. Bake at 350 for around 10 minutes.

What to Serve with Glazed Bacon Crackers

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Glazed Bacon Crackers
4.56 from 43 votes

Glazed Bacon Crackers

Yield: 6 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Glazed Bacon Crackers, or man candy as I like to call them, are an addictive, salty, crunchy, explosion of flavor. They are like a work of art.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut each bacon slice into quarters
  • Place a rack on top of a rimmed baking sheet
  • Place crackers on rack – you can place them close together
  • Place one bacon quarter on each cracker
  • In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cayenne
  • Sprinkle a small amount of the brown sugar mixture on top of the bacon
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until bacon is crisp

Expert Tips

  • Know your oven: Oven temperatures vary, so watch them for optimal doneness.
  • Add Cheese: Cheese like romano or parmesan are great on these.
  • Spice: Feel free to make them a little spicier if you want to kick up the heat.
  • Variation tip: Try a different flavor cracker, Townhouse makes a great many varieties.  Alternatively, they have flavored flatbreads or other crispy crackers.
  • Air Fryer: These would be great in the airfryer too.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 706kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 1081mg | Potassium: 255mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 97IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 3mg
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Course: Appetizers and Dips
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 20 Minutes, crackers

This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

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14 thoughts on “Glazed Bacon Crackers”

  1. 5 stars
    These were a perfect snack for a get together! I love that they were something different from the usual, and everyone seemed to really like them.

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  2. 4 stars
    Made these in advance, might not have been a good idea- crackers got soft. How do you store these? I’m going to try to freshen them up by placing on pan in oven at 400 for a few minutes…fingers crossed.

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    • They are definitely better when made fresh. I like the idea of freshening them in the oven. That should be a good fix!

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  3. I made two pans of this. My bacon curled up and the crackers got very dark. I lowered the temp to 350 and the crackers didn’t over-brown, but the bacon didn’t really crisp… but it was still tasty;.

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