It’s just not possible to snack on only one piece of Bacon Crack! 

This bacon crack recipe will crack any reserve and any willpower, so watch out! No one can eat just one of these buttery, salty-sweet, and highly addictive delights. Especially those who love bacon and have a bit of a sweet tooth. This tasty, sweet and savory snack is great for a quick dessert or a potluck contribution. And it’s perfect to nibble on around a roaring campfire too!

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Why we Love this Recipe

  • The topping of this maple bacon crack comes out of the oven with a warm caramel or toffee candy topping.
  • The bottom drips with a delicious and buttery crust similar to a crescent roll. And there is more. Oh yes!
  • These bacon crack bites can be drizzled with chocolate, broken pecans, and a bit of bourbon to make those taste buds bellow for more.
  • They are a great show stopper for a Christmas appetizer and are very similar to the bacon crack made with saltines or other crackers.

Ingredients assembled to make Bacon Crack


Ingredients: The Salty and the Sweet of it

SALTY BACON – Choose whatever variety of bacon that is preferred. Maple, hickory-smoked, or just ordinary bacon will all taste amazing in this recipe.

THE SWEET TOPPING – Try using real maple syrup for this recipe. The real syrup has a woody and naturally sweet undertone which combines well with brown sugar. However, any other maple-flavored syrup can be used.

THE DOUGH – Use one can of Pillsbury dough, such as the one used to make crescent rolls. 

VARIATIONS – This recipe can be completely altered to make it less sweet. Just roll out the crescent roll bottom and top with cheddar cheese. Bake until crispy and golden, then make a ranch sauce or this tasty homemade queso dip.

Three stages of making Bacon Crack

How to Make Bacon Crack

This addictive recipe is ready in 1, 2, 3!

  1. Cook the bacon & roll out the dough
  2. Drizzle syrup on the dough & add bacon
  3. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper
  4. Bake (per the recipe below). Cut and Enjoy!

Baked Bacon Crack on a parchment lined baking sheet

Tips and Tricks

  • Drain the fat off the bacon before using it in the recipe, by placing it on paper towels.
  • Make some caramel sauce or a spicy chocolate sauce and dip the cut pieces of the bacon crack into the sauce.
  • Save time by getting the other ingredients ready while cooking the bacon in the oven


If somehow the pan has not been emptied and you are fortunate enough to have leftovers, they will keep in the refrigerator for up to three days. They are great for snacks! Try re-crisping them under the broiler for a few minutes, then cool and enjoy!  

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Bacon Crack

Try this maple Bacon Crack recipe for a delightfully addictive savory sweet snack that you will love!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cooling Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Candace


  • ¾-1 pound bacon
  • 8 ounces crescent rolls sheet or crescents, 1 can
  • ¼ cup maple syrup or any syrup, divided
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • pinch cayenne pepper optional


  • Preheat oven to 400˚F. Line two baking trays with parchment paper.
  • Add bacon in a single layer on one baking tray, and add to the oven (even if not fully preheated).
  • Bake bacon for 20 minutes, until slightly crispy. Remove from the oven and reduce oven temperature to 325˚F. Place bacon on paper towels to drain oil.
  • Meanwhile, lay out crescent dough on the other baking tray. Press it out thinly to about 9x13" (and close seams if necessary) by covering with parchment and rolling, or using your fingers. Dock dough (prick with a fork).
  • Drizzle with about half of the syrup, and spread using a pastry brush, covering entire dough with syrup.
  • Place bacon evenly on dough. Drizzle small amount of remaining syrup on each piece of bacon and spread with pastry brush. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over entire surface. If desired, sprinkle a small amount of cayenne on top (try on half if you’re not sure.)
  • Bake for 25 minutes, checking after 20 minutes. If brown sugar does not melt, press lighly with a spatula (it's fine if it is not melted once baking is complete).
  • Allow to cool for 20 minutes and move parchment paper with bacon crack onto a cutting board. Cut into randomly shaped pieces using a sharp knife or pizza cutter. Enjoy!


This is best served the same day otherwise it will soften. Bacon crack can be reheated briefly and cooled until crisp. It will last up to 3 days in refrigerator. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 382 | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 511mg | Potassium: 134mg | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.

Course Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American

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I am a wife, mother of two, and professional accountant. I love fantastic food, and it is so often the center of our lives, from everyday dinner, to family gatherings, and special evenings at fabulous restaurants. I have always loved cooking and baking, with my mom and grandma, and now, with my daughter and son. I love trying new recipes while enjoying my favorites too. I’m so happy to share them with you.
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    1. Hi Jenn, I’ve never tried that, so can’t say for sure. I’m sure you’d get the bacon flavor through the snack. Let me know if you try it! I just made this on the weekend, and it was gone before everyone had a chance to try it!

    1. Hi Julie, I haven’t tried this with pie crust. I think it will work pretty well and taste great! The pie crust may cook a little quicker than the crescent dough, so keep an eye on it. Let us know if you do try it