Bacon-Flavored Recipes

No longer is bacon simply a standard breakfast item. Now it’s a popular way to add flavor to all types of recipes including drinks, appetizers, and desserts.

  • Bacon-Peanut Truffles
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

    Bacon-Peanut Truffles

    Your dreams have come true – candy that’s made with sweetened peanut butter and bacon and then dipped in chocolate. Oh, my.
  • Bacon-Infused Bourbon
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

    Bacon-Infused Bourbon

    Welcome to the Southerner’s perfect cocktail: bacon-flavored bourbon. All you need is a bottle of your favorite bourbon and some warm bacon grease.
  • Maple Bacon Cupcakes
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Maple Bacon Cupcakes

    With a crisp bacon strip resting on top of the golden maple frosting, this cupcake is one of the most popular at the Dreamcakes Bakery in Birmingham. It’s like the flavor you get when bacon mingles with syrup while eating pancakes.
  • Over-the-Top Popcorn
    Photo: John O'Hagan; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Over-the-Top Popcorn

    Popcorn becomes an even more popular snack when you flavor it with crumbled bacon and Parmesan cheese.
  • Bacon Pimiento Cheese
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Bacon Pimiento Cheese

    Make this Southern-style cheese spread even better by stirring in chopped cooked bacon.
  • Bacon-Wrapped Figs
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Bacon-Wrapped Figs

    Top sweet figs with goat cheese and a pecan half, wrap in bacon and bake until the bacon is crispy. It’s a simple and sophisticated 5-ingredient appetizer that’s perfect for entertaining.
  • Bacon Maple Waffles
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Bacon Maple Waffles

    Bacon and maple are a natural match—maybe why many people dip bacon into their pancake syrup. In this recipe, crumbled bacon is cooked into maple-sweetened waffles, so every bite contains that classic pairing.
  • Bacon-and-Greens Salsa
    William Dickey; Rose Nguyen

    Bacon-and-Greens Salsa

    For the ultimate Southern-style warm dip, combine chopped greens, corn, and bacon and serve with pork skins, sweet potato chips and hot sauce.
  • Dates with Bacon
    Rachel Weill

    Dates with Bacon

    Wrap big, soft, luscious Medjool dates in bacon, then fry until crisp for a super-easy, 2-ingredient appetizer.
  • Bacon, Cheddar, and Chive Scones
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Bacon, Cheddar, and Chive Scones

    Let your scones take a savory turn by adding chopped bacon, cheese and chives.
  • Bacon-Herb Cupcakes
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

    Bacon-Herb Cupcakes

    Serve these savory bacon-and cream cheese mini cupcakes as appetizers at your next cocktail party.

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