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My First Bacon Wrapped Crackers
I first tried bacon-wrapped crackers at a Christmas party at a relative's house—and angels sang when I had my first bite. It was the most amazing appetizer/finger food I'd ever had at an annual party that usually served unexciting food. It was so simple in its ingredients but oh so delicious.
My husband is really picky about bacon. He'll eat it in an omelet or just on the side of a meal, but he doesn't enjoy bacon-wrapped crackers like me. That's why I decided to make some when he was out of town so I could enjoy an entire pack of bacon to myself without having my picky husband dictate how it gets used.
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2 hours 15 min
Appetizers for several people
- 1 pound bacon
- 1 package club crackers
- Brown sugar, for sprinkling on top
- Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. Get a baking sheet and cover it with foil. This recipe can be messy to clean up, but the foil makes clean-up easy.
- My favorite bacon is the Oscar Meyer brand. I get a 1 pound pack and cut the bacon into three sections of equal length.
- Take a cracker and wrap a piece of bacon around it.
- Place the bacon-wrapped cracker on a baking pan.
- Sprinkle a nice helping of brown sugar onto each bacon-wrapped cracker.
- Bake at 250 for 2 hours. Baking it low and slow gives you delicious, chewy bacon with candied brown sugar and a cracker that soaks up some of the bacon grease.
Like a Meaty Candy Bite
I think my husband is nuts for not enjoying these bacon-wrapped crackers I do. He's weird, though; he never likes dessert-type foods that are sweet; he'd rather have a steak or dinner foods.
Bacon-wrapped crackers soak up the bacon grease, and the brown sugar gives them a sweetness so that it's pure joy in your mouth. They're a great food to pull out at a party or for a midnight snack—and they're pretty filling, too; I can eat three or four and feel full. I make a sleeve's worth of crackers and keep them in a ziplock in the fridge. They are really good, even cold, so I grab a few here and there to snack on during the day.
That being said, I know they aren't healthy. This is the first time I've made them myself in a few years, so I only get them once in a while. They are so easy to make. I cover my pan with foil. After cooking, I just rip the foil off and throw it away. No dirty dishes that way. If you're cooking for a party or group, this is a great food to cook to lower your workload.