Bacon is bae and deserves to be featured in the snacks and desserts you make, and not just limited to breakfast time. This recipe requires a whole pound of bacon — if you’re a devout bacon-eater, you may want to go up to a pound and a half — so don’t worry, you’ll get your bacon fix. And paired with your bacon is sugar in the form of caramel and maple syrup — what more could you ask from a dessert?

Bacon Caramel Brittle

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:15 minutes
  • Total Time:25 minutes
  • Servings:48 pieces
  • Medium

    Ingredients

  • 1 sleeve Saltine crackers
  • 1 lb. bacon
  • 1 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
Photo by Clarisse Callahan
Photo by Clarisse Callahan
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400ºF.

  • Step 2

    Line a baking sheet with foil and spray to cover entirely.

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    GIF by Clarisse Callahan
  • Step 3

    Line the entire bottom of the sheet with Saltine crackers — 48 crackers will fit perfectly if using 9×13 pan.

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    GIF by Clarisse Callahan
  • Step 4

    Cook bacon over stove top until it is brown but not completely cooked.

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    GIF by Clarisse Callahan
  • Step 5

    Place bacon on paper towel lined plate to remove fat.

  • Step 6

    Combine butter and brown sugar in sauce pan.

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    GIF by Clarisse Callahan
  • Step 7

    Allow butter and sugar to melt over medium heat, then stir caramel constantly for 2-3 minutes.

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    GIF by Clarisse Callahan
  • Step 8

    Drizzle the caramel over Saltine crackers and spread evenly so all the crackers are covered.

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    GIF by Clarisse Callahan
  • Step 9

    Chop up bacon and spread over caramel.

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    GIF by Clarisse Callahan
  • Step 10

    Drizzle maple syrup over.

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    GIF by Clarisse Callahan
  • Step 11

    Bake in the oven for 5 minutes.

  • Step 12

    Allow time to cool before enjoying.

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    GIF by Clarisse Callahan