4. Candied Bacon

Candied Bacon

You already know that bacon and maple syrup go together like peanut butter and jelly, so it makes sense that candied bacon is a real treat. Closet Cooking has a recipe for Maple Candied Bacon that requires only bacon, maple syrup, and brown sugar. If you like a little kick of heat along with the combination of sweet and salty goodness, you can also add a dash of pepper.

3. Bacon Popcorn

Bacon Popcorn

As if eating candied bacon by the handful isn’t amazing enough, you can also crumble up the candied slices and sprinkle them over popcorn. Or mix up a batch of maple syrup popcorn and top it with candied bacon for an even sweeter treat. If you prefer a strictly savory snack, pop some corn on the stove in melted bacon fat. Then, sprinkle your popcorn with Parmesan cheese, garlic salt, bacon crumbles, and savory spices.

2. Bacon Pasta Dishes

Bacon Pasta Dishes

For a decadent and satisfying bowl of bacon mac and cheese, prepare your favorite macaroni and cheese recipe. Then, stir in cooked bacon crumbles. Next, place the macaroni and cheese in a casserole dish coated with cooking spray. Top with extra cheese and bake in the oven until heated through. Bacon also makes a great addition to alfredo sauce for topping fettucine. You can also make a simple yet delicious pasta dish by tossing cooked noodles with bacon crumbles, Parmesan cheese, and grilled onions.

1. Bacon Desserts

Bacon Desserts

If you think bacon brownies sound amazing, get a load of Trisha Yearwood’s Potato Chip Bacon Brownies. These brownies have chocolate chips, bacon crumbles, and crushed potato chips in the batter for a delightful combination of savory and sweet. Chocolate chips and bacon are paired again in this recipe for Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies by Allrecipes. Meanwhile, bacon and maple syrup combine to make a delicious treat in The Salty Marshmallow’s recipe for Maple Bacon Cupcakes.

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