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Bacon Heart Appetizers

These simple bacon heart appetizers topped with shredded Parmesan are the perfect savory treat for your favorite bacon lover.

Golden brown, crunchy and crispy, these bacon bites are extra flavorful because the bacon fat and cheese melt into the crackers as they bake!

Here at the worldwide headquarters of BENSA (also known as my kitchen), we love making appetizers and snacks with bacon, from bacon-wrapped Little Smokies to bacon-wrapped scallops.

9 Heart bacon appetizers on a white platter.

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To make these heart shaped bacon appetizers, I used Valley Lahvosh’s heart crackers. If you don’t have these, no problem! You can use regular square or round crackers and make the heart-shaped bacon on top (see directions and photos below).  

heart crackers for bacon appetizers

These heart bacon appetizers couldn’t be easier to make! Simply cut 1/2-inch strips of your favorite thick-cut bacon.

bacon strips for easy bacon appetizers

Lay it on the crackers and trim to fit. If you’re using regular round or square crackers, just use the bacon strips to make a heart shape! 

heart bacon appetizers on baking sheet

If you’re using square or round crackers, you can arrange the bacon strips in freeform hearts:

Bacon heart crackers on a bamboo cutting board

 Fill the center of each heart with a heaping teaspoon of shredded Parmesan cheese.

heart bacon appetizers filled with Parmesan cheese

For square and round crackers, since the hearts are smaller you can sprinkle some of the cheese around the edges, too. 

Bake in a 250 degree oven until they’re crispy and browned, about 45 to 60 minutes depending on the thickness of the bacon you use. All the bacony, cheesy goodness will have baked into the crackers! Serve warm or at room temperature.  

Baked bacon appetizers

The bacon on the square and round crackers may shrink a bit (sort of like adult Shrinky Dinks!):

Baked bacon heart crackers

Here’s the easy recipe: 

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Heart bacon appetizers

Bacon Heart Appetizers

Eliza Cross
These easy heart-shaped bacon appetizer crackers topped with shredded Parmesan are the perfect bacon bites for your next romantic dinner or gathering.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Bacon Appetizers
Cuisine American
Servings 30 pieces
Calories 25 kcal


  • 30 heart-shaped crackers*
  • 10 strips thick-sliced bacon
  • 2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Arrange the crackers in a single layer on the baking sheets. Cut the bacon in 1/3-inch strips and arrange on the crackers in a heart shape. Inside each heart, spread a generous teaspoon of shredded Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake until the bacon is browned and crisp, about 45-60 minutes depending on the thickness of bacon. Drain on paper towels and serve warm. Makes 30 pieces.


*You can also use regular square or round crackers and arrange the bacon strips in a heart shape.


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Serving: 1gCalories: 25kcalProtein: 2gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 89mg
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Keyword appetizers, bacon, bacon crackers
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P.S. These appetizers taste great with Bacon Bloody Marys!

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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...

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