bacon, pecans and maple syrup

Salted Caramel Bacon Bark

Yes, you heard me correctly. I said Salted Caramel Bacon Bark. There’s nothing quite like this sweet, bacony goodness, and you’ll never be quite the same once you try it.

Who doesn’t love bacon? In my family, it’s like a condiment. My hubby would eat it everyday if I fixed it for him (and I don’t because I need him around here a little longer).

My sister-in-law adores bacon, and I made this for her retirement party. I also have a dear friend (who will remain nameless) that eats bacon sandwiches by the pound. You know who you are. 🙂

So in honor of all those folks, I made Salted Caramel Bacon Bark.

What I love about this dessert is there are only 6 ingredients…brown sugar, maple syrup, pecans, bacon, a crescent roll sheet, and a dusting of sea salt. It’s easy to put together, but the best part is when it comes out of the oven.

It actually tastes just like a Bacon Pecan Pie, which is a very good thing. 🙂

To make this yummy treat, you’ll need a sheet pan, some parchment paper, and a whole lotta patience. Why, you ask? Because it takes every ounce of willpower you’ve got to keep from eating this stuff before it’s ready.

If the smell doesn’t get your family off the couch, nothing ever will. You may even have to shoo little hands away from the pan.

Either way, ya gotta try it. But, don’t blame me if you get hooked on it forever!

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bacon, pecans and maple syrup

Salted Caramel Bacon Bark


  • Author: Debi~QuicheMyGrits
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x

Description

Salted Caramel Bacon Bark will make you wish you’d never taken your first bite because you won’t be able to stop!


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Ingredients

  • 1 sheet of crescent rolls (rolled into a rectangle)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (divided in half)
  • 2 cups real crumbled bacon pieces (I use Hormel)
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • Dusting of course sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a rectangular sheet pan. Spray with baking spray.
  3. Roll out crescent roll sheet onto parchment paper.  Shape it into a rectangle.
  4. Prick the crescent roll sheet with a fork in several spots.
  5. With a pastry brush, spread half the maple syrup onto the crescent roll sheet.
  6. Sprinkle brown sugar over the entire surface.
  7. Sprinkle bacon bits, then pecans evenly on top.
  8. Drizzle the other half of the maple syrup over entire surface.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  11. Dust surface with a sprinkle of coarse sea salt. (you won’t need much)
  12. Cut into small pieces with a pizza cutter.

Notes

Store leftovers in an air-tight container with parchment paper placed between layers.

  • Category: Dessert

Keywords: bacon, bacon bark, salted caramel, sea salt, dessert, maple syrup

*This recipe was inspired and adapted from Swanky Recipes. The original version can be found here.

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4 Comments

  1. That looks amazing. I’ll be making it soon.

  2. Pam Salyers

    Do you use the pre-packaged bacon pieces?

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