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Candied Bacon Wrapped Crackers Recipe

When I need a quick, easy bacon appetizer to bring to a party, these candied bacon wrapped crackers are just the ticket.

People love the sweet, spicy, savory flavor of these tasty small bites, and best of all they’re super easy to make without a lot of fussing.

They’re similar to our Parmesan Bacon Crackers (also a favorite), but topped with a delectable spicy brown sugar glaze.

Candied bacon wrapped crackers arranged on a white serving tray.

If you are a fan of candied bacon, be sure to check out our recipes for Billionaire Bacon, Cracked Bacon, Maple Candied Bacon, Million Dollar Bacon, and Jalapeno Bacon. So yummy!

Ingredients and Substitutions

Crackers, brown sugar, seasonings and regular sliced bacon on a cutting board.

A pound of regular sliced bacon – Smoked or unsmoked, cured or uncured – use your favorite bacon. Just use regular thinly sliced bacon for this recipe. Thick-cut bacon might not cook properly when doubled under the cracker.

Rectangular crackers – I used Chicken in a Bisket crackers, but you can also use buttery club crackers if you prefer.

Dark brown sugar – I like the slightly stronger flavor of brown sugar, but you can use light brown sugar if that’s what you have on hand.

Seasonings – I used cayenne pepper and black pepper to give the crackers a little spicy kick. You can skip this if you don’t want spicy flavor, or increase the amounts for more heat.

Equipment Needed

The only special piece of equipment you’ll need to make this bacon crackers recipe is a large rimmed baking pan with a wire baking rack that fits inside of it.

PRO TIP: Don’t use a cooling rack for cooking, as it might have a nonstick coating or be manufactured from metal that’s not food safe.

You’ll also need aluminum foil to line the pan for easy cleanup.

Step by Step Instructions

It’s not hard at all to make these bacon wrapped crackers. Here are the simple steps:

STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.

STEP 2: Cut the bacon strips to wrap around the crackers, doubling the layer on the cracker bottom. For me, one strip of bacon covered two crackers with some scraps left over. (You can use those pieces to make homemade bacon bits or bacon lardons.)

STEP 3: Arrange the bacon wrapped crackers on the rack fitted inside the foil lined baking sheet.

Wrapping a piece of bacon around a cracker and trimming the end with kitchen shears.
Two dozen bacon wrapped crackers on a wire rack on a sheet pan.

STEP 4: Combine the brown sugar, cayenne pepper and black pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture generously over the crackers.

STEP 5: Bake until bacon is browned, about 15 minutes. (Your cooking time may vary depending on your bacon thickness.) Remove from oven, cool for 5 minutes, and turn over crackers using a spatula.

Note: In the second photo below, I have not yet turned the two crackers in the lower right corner so you can see how brown they are.

Bacon wrapped crackers sprinkled with brown sugar on a baking rack. A small bowl of brown sugar, cayenne pepper and black pepper is in the background.
Six partially cooked bacon wrapped crackers on a rack on a foil-lined baking pan.

STEP 6: Sprinkle the bacon-topped crackers generously with the brown sugar mixture and return to oven. Cook until golden brown and crispy, about 15 more minutes.

STEP 7: Remove the pan from the oven and let the crackers cool for at least 5 minutes. You can serve them warm or at room temperature.

Freshly baked brown sugar bacon crackers still on the baking rack.
Hot candied bacon wrapped crackers cooling on a wire baking rack.

STEP 8: Transfer to a serving platter and enjoy! Makes about 2 dozen crackers.

Close up of brown sugar glazed bacon wrapped Chicken in a Biskit crackers.

Recipe Variations

Bacon Wrapped Cheese Crackers – Substitute cheese crackers for the rectangular crackers. A larger sized cracker (like Cheez-It Extra Big crackers) will work best so the bacon fits.

How to Store Leftovers

It’s hard to imagine that you’ll have any of these tasty morsels left over, but if you do you can store the crackers tightly wrapped or in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days.

You can eat them cold or reheat in a 350 degree F oven on a baking sheet for about 8 minutes, or until hot.

A serving platter filled with brown sugar pepper glazed bacon wrapped crackers.

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Candied bacon wrapped crackers arranged on a white serving tray.

Candied Bacon Wrapped Crackers

Eliza Cross
This Candied Bacon Wrapped Crackers Recipe is an easy appetizer with crackers sprinkled with brown sugar, wrapped in bacon and oven baked.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Cooling time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Appetizer, Bacon Appetizers
Cuisine American
Servings 24 crackers
Calories 111 kcal

Equipment

  • large rimmed baking sheet
  • wire cooking rack (not a cooling rack)

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound regular sliced bacon
  • 24 rectangular crackers such as Chicken in a Biskit or club crackers
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Cut the bacon strips to wrap around the crackers, doubling the layer on the cracker bottom.
  • Arrange the bacon wrapped crackers on the rack fitted inside the foil lined baking sheet.
  • Combine the brown sugar, cayenne pepper and black pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture generously over the crackers.
  • Bake until bacon is browned, about 15 minutes. (Your cooking time may vary depending on your bacon thickness.) Remove from oven, cool for 5 minutes, and turn over crackers using a spatula.
  • Sprinkle the bacon-topped crackers generously with the brown sugar mixture and return to oven. Cook until golden brown and crispy, about 15 more minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and let the crackers cool for at least 5 minutes. Serve the crackers warm or at room temperature.
  • Transfer to a serving platter and enjoy! Makes about 2 dozen crackers.

Notes

Store any leftover crackers tightly wrapped or in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. 
To reheat, spread on a baking sheet and heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake until hot, about 8 minutes.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1crackerCalories: 111kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 153mgPotassium: 48mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 16IUVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 0.2mg
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Keyword bacon wrapped crackers, brown sugar, candied bacon
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If you post your creations on social media, tag #BENSABaconLovers so I can share! Thank you for your support. – Eliza

Nutrition Disclaimer: All nutritional information shared on this site is an approximation. I am not a certified nutritionist, and any nutritional information should be used as a general guideline.

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About Eliza & BENSA

BENSA was founded by bacon expert Eliza Cross, author of more than a dozen cookbooks. She has written three bacon cookbooks including the award-winning Bacon Beans and Beer, the bestselling 101 Things to Do With Bacon, and the popular sequel 101 More Things to Do With Bacon. Learn more about BENSA...

8 thoughts on “Candied Bacon Wrapped Crackers Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    There wasn’t a single cracker left at my party! I loved how easy these were to make and they were delicious!

    Reply
    • So glad you liked the recipe, Laura! I love how easy they are to make, and they are always a popular party snack. Thank you for letting me know! ~Eliza

      Reply
  2. 5 stars
    OMG, I had these at a neighbor’s party recently and begged her for the recipe; I need to hide my bacon because I want to make these ALL THE TIME!

    Reply
    • Debi, that is great to hear! Whenever I bring these crackers to an event everyone loves them. So glad you like the recipe! ~Eliza

      Reply
    • Mandy, I’m so glad to hear that these candied bacon crackers exceeded your expectations! Thank you so much for stopping by to let me know. ~Eliza

      Reply
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