If you look up “crack recipes” on Pinterest- you'll see it's totally “a thing”. A name given to any recipe where the result is so addicting that you just can't stop eating it! Personally- I'm not a fan of using a word associated with illegal substances to describe something that I'm about to eat… but today, I'm just rolling with it! So if you are looking for an amazing appetizer recipe- check out this one for Maple Bacon Crack!
A super simple concoction made with just four ingredients- it's easy to make and perfect for serving as a holiday appetizer or as part of your gameday buffet!
Tips for Making Maple Bacon Crack:
- If you can find them, buy the Pillsbury crescent rolls that come in full sheets.
- Thick cut bacon is the ONLY kind of bacon worth buying in my opinion (and if your store sells Peter Luger's thick cut bacon- buy it! You'll thank me later)
- Maple syrup and pancake syrup are NOT the same thing! Use the real deal!
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Maple Bacon Crack Recipe:
- 1 package of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (if you can get the ones that are a sold sheet without perforations, even better!)
- 1 lb of thick-cut bacon
- ½ cup of maple syrup (the real stuff- not pancake syrup)
- ¾ cup of light brown sugar
- Prepare your bacon as you'd like. (I prefer to bake mine in the oven in a pan lined in nonstick foil because there's no grease splatter and clean up is simple!) You'll want your bacon to be cooked completely- but not yet crispy. Drain bacon, and crumble when cooled.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, allowing for overhang on all 4 sides (to ensure that nothing sticks to the pan).
- Unroll the crescent sheet and press to fit the entire bottom of the pan. Prick the dough all over with a fork.
- Drizzle ½ of the maple syrup on top of the dough, and sprinkle ½ of the brown sugar over that. Add all of the crumbled bacon and then drizzle and sprinkle the remaining syrup and brown sugar.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until the brown sugar is bubbling and melty. Allow to cool fully before breaking into bite-sized pieces.
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