Have you jumped on the Maple Bacon train yet? If not, may I help pack your bags and shove you onboard? Seriously, this may be one of the best flavor combinations since strawberry rhubarb, or apples and cinnamon. Why? Because bacon, friends. And then you add caramelized sweetness to the salty, chewy bacon deliciousness…oh, man. There just may not be words with which to describe it. This picture doesn’t even do justice to the tender base of crescent rolls, layered with salty, chewy bacon, sprinkled with dark brown sugar, drizzled with pure maple syrup, and caramelized to perfection.
Suuuuper easy to make and perfect for sharing, these little morsels will make you the coolest kid at the party for sure. We thoroughly enjoyed them on Christmas morning this last year. What makes opening a bunch of presents with your family even better? Bacon, of course!! Bring them to work and expect a raise. Three ingredients, friends. You need to do this.
First, fry up (or bake) 1 lb. of bacon to your liking. I left a bit of chew to mine since it has more bake time coming. I also use kitchen shears to cut my bacon up for cooking which saves time and cooks it evenly. If you cook it in full pieces, drain when cooked and then cut into bite-sized pieces.
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
Next, unwrap a roll of crescent dough and press it into a parchment paper-lined baking sheet that has rimmed edges (like a 10×15″). It doesn’t need to fit perfectly to each edge; just spread it out as much as you can by pressing it with your fingers and sealing any perforations. Poke holes with a fork all around the dough.
Drizzle 1/4 of a cup of maple syrup over the top of the dough.
Sprinkle 1/4 c. of the brown sugar of the top of that.
Bacon goes over the top of the syrup and sugar.
Drizzle with another 1/4 c. maple syrup,
and then 1/2 c. brown sugar.
Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. It will be bubbling and caramelized.
Cool until you are able to handle it enough to cut it into whatever shape pieces float your boat. This deliciousness is best serves fresh and warm, but it is quite possible to enjoy it later if you MUST. :o)
- 1 tube of crescent roll dough
- 1 lb. bacon
- ½ c. pure maple syrup
- ¾ c. dark brown sugar
- Fry up 1 lb. of bacon to your liking
- Preheat oven to 325.
- Press the crescent roll dough into a parchment paper-lined rimmed baking sheet.
- Use a fork to poke holes into the dough.
- Drizzle with ¼ c. maple syrup.
- Add a layer of ¼ c. brown sugar.
- Sprinkle the cooked bacon pieces over the top.
- Drizzle with remaining syrup.
- Sprinkle with remaining sugar.
- Bake for 25 minutes
High praise to The Domestic Rebel for her recipe which gave this amazingness to our family and yours!