Make a Bacon Wreath and Slay Christmas
Wake up and smell the bacon (wreath)
'Tis the most wonderful time of the year for holiday door decor. Sure, you could deck the entrance to your house with a pleasant DIY Christmas wreath—but have you ever thought about making an edible wreath instead? Pinterest is flooded with breakfast wreaths like braided breads, cinnamon roll wreaths, and bacon, egg, and cheese rings, but there's no sight of a bacon wreath. So, I decided to come to the rescue. If you're hosting a breakfast or brunch party this holiday season, bake a bacon wreath appetizer for your pals. The strips of bacon can easily be removed one by one before the meal is ready. Most DIY wreaths are built around a foam base, but we used foil so that the bacon remains edible. Plus, a bacon bow and bacon roses—minus the fake stems—adorn the wreath. (I promise, it's totally doable, even if you're not the craftiest person in the world.) This edible bacon wreath comes together in less than an hour and costs no more than $15 to make from scratch.
The Cost Breakdown
2 packs of 365 Uncured Center Cut Smokehouse Bacon: $9.98
365 75 sq. ft. Aluminum Foil: $3.99
Diamond G Flat Toothpicks: $0.99
Most of the ingredients you need should already be in your kitchen: bacon, foil, and toothpicks. In regards to equipment, I placed the bacon wreath on a non-stick silicone baking mat, but the cooling rack method is the way to go. Line your baking sheet with foil, place a wire rack on top, and lay the bacon wreath on top. This will ensure that the bottom of the wreath and the bacon roses aren't undercooked or mushy. When it's done cooking, you can strain and save the bacon grease in a glass jar for future deliciousness.