Bacon Wrapped Crackers Appetizer

Bacon Wrapped Crackers are a simple idea that can’t be beat. Any bacon wrapped appetizers will be a hit on game day or holidays, so these are a true winner. These tasty bacon crackers won’t disappoint!

bacon wrapped crackers on a cooling rack

Bacon Wrapped Crackers

Bacon Wrapped Crackers will satisfy every guest. These tasty bacon crackers are the perfect appetizer for game day and holidays!

I thought long and hard about what to call these tasty treats. I brainstormed many names, but none of them really fit. So I went with the most direct name and settled on Bacon Wrapped Crackers. It’s not the most creative option, but sometimes simple works best. We’re all just here for the bacon, so let’s not make it complicated!

Yup, this easy appetizer is exactly what it sounds like: little crackers wrapped in bacon. We added some Parmesan cheese and brown sugar in there to give it a wonderful sweet and savory flavor. But of course the bacon is what really stands out!

These bacon crackers are so good for snacking and they’re really easy to make. They’re the perfect bacon wrapped appetizers to serve on game day, but I love them for New Year’s Eve and Christmas too. Everyone will love these tasty crackers!

These easy Bacon Wrapped Crackers make the perfect appetizers for holiday parties and get togethers!

 

crackers lined up on a baking rack, topped with mounds of brown sugar and grated cheese

crackers lined up on a backing rack, wrapped in uncooked bacon

Easy Bacon Crackers

I like to keep things simple when I’m preparing appetizers for guests. Whether it’s a holiday party or a big game day get together, you need LOTS of food for LOTS of people. Having a bunch of different options is awesome, but putting it all together isn’t always so fun…but these little bacon crackers are super easy to make! The idea is so simple but SO good. Spend a few minutes preparing them, then you can just set them in the oven until they’re done. No hassle here! 

bacon crackers

bacon crackers next to a measuring cup filled with grated cheese

How to Make Bacon Wrapped Crackers

Like I said before, these bacon wrapped crackers are EASY. You’ve only got 4 ingredients to deal with: crackers, bacon, brown sugar, and parmesan cheese. They’re easy to assemble, then you just let them back to perfection. Yum!

How to make bacon crackers:

  1. Preheat oven, wrap baking sheet in aluminium foil, and place a cooling rack on top.
  2. Cut strips of bacon in half, then lay the crackers in rows.
  3. Place a teaspoon of parmesan cheese and brow sugar on each cracker, then carefully wrap each one in a strip of bacon. (If you’re using thicker bacon strips, use a toothpick to secure it)
  4. Put the crackers on the rack (over the baking sheet), and bake them for 2 hours at 250°F.

They’ll be nice and crispy when you take them out (you can broil them for a couple of minutes to really crisp them up).

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How do you reheat bacon crackers?

If you have any of these leftover…well, you probably won’t because they’re really delicious and so easy to eat. BUT, if you do have extras, or if you make a couple batches at once, they are easy to save. After cooking, let them cool and then throw them all in a freezer-safe bag. Freeze them for up to a month.

To reheat them: remove them from the freezer and let them thaw in the bag. Then lay them out on a baking sheet and reheat for about 15-20 minutes at 250°F. The oven does a nice job of crisping up the crackers and bacon, even after being frozen!

crackers wrapped in bacon

bacon wrapped crackers piled on to a cooling rack

Bacon Wrapped Appetizers for the Holidays

I’m a fan of bacon wrapped anything. Seriously, think of a food, wrap it in bacon, and you’ve got a delicious appetizer. Some of those ideas might seem strange at first, but trust me…once it’s in your mouth, you’ll see just how genius it is. And everyone else will agree! This is a tried and true formula for holiday appetizers, so no need to mess with it. Just wrap in bacon and eat.

These are my other favorite bacon wrapped appetizers:

bacon crackers arranged on a cooling rack

I know you’re dying to make these bacon wrapped crackers, no convincing needed! It’s likely you have everything you need in your kitchen already, so wrap those crackers in bacon and get them in the oven. You’ll be eating these in no time!

See the recipe card below for details on how to make Bacon Wrapped Crackers. Enjoy!

 

If you like these bacon crackers, try some of our other favorite easy appetizers:

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Bacon Wrapped Crackers are a simple idea that can't be beat. Any bacon wrapped appetizers will be a hit on game day or holidays, so these are a true winner. These tasty bacon crackers won't disappoint!
Bacon Wrapped Crackers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 10 mins
 
Bacon Wrapped Crackers are a simple idea that can't be beat. Any bacon wrapped appetizers will be a hit on game day or holidays, so these are a true winner. These tasty bacon crackers won't disappoint!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon crackers, bacon wrapped appetizers, bacon wrapped crackers
Servings: 12
Calories: 106 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
Ingredients
  • 1 sleeve or more Club Crackers I used Multi-Grain
  • 1 lb. Pepper Bacon thin sliced is best
  • 1 c Dark Brown Sugar my personal favorite
  • 1 c Parmesan Cheese grated other grated cheese would be good, too
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
  3. Place a cooling rack on top and spray the rack with cooking spray.
  4. Cut the bacon in half.
  5. Lay the crackers flat in rows on the cooling rack.
  6. Place 1 t. cheese and/or brown sugar on each cracker.
  7. Carefully wrap 1/2 slice of bacon around each cheese or sugar-covered cracker. (Be careful not to let the cheese or sugar fall off.)

  8. (If using thicker-cut bacon like I did, stick a toothpick through the bacon on the top side of the cracker just to hold it together. If using thin bacon, I don't think this would be necessary. I loved the pepper-flavored bacon and could not find thin-cut pepper bacon. The pepper bacon added just the right touch of heat.)
  9. Place the bacon-wrapped crackers on the rack over the cookie sheet.
  10. Place the cookie sheet with the crackers in the oven.
  11. Bake at 250 degrees for 2 hours.
  12. If needed, broil the crackers for just 1-2 minutes at the very end to crisp and caramelize the bacon. Watch closely or the sugar will burn quickly.
  13. Take out of the oven and cool long enough to eat.
  14. Enjoy!!

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Recipe Notes

These crackers freeze beautifully. Cool completely, then place in a freezer bag. When ready to eat, take out of the freezer and let thaw in the bag. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the bacon is hot and sizzling.

Nutrition Facts
Bacon Wrapped Crackers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 134mg 6%
Potassium 34mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Sugars 17g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 1.4%
Calcium 10.8%
Iron 1.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Comments

Bonnie
Good
Kelly
Try putting the cut edge of bacon on bottom. We found it worked better! These are the best!!!
Janet
I do not have cookie racks can i use a broiler pan instead?
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