Spiced bacon crackers (candied bacon crackers)

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Spiced Bacon Crackers (Candied Bacon Crackers)

You will love these buttery crackers with sweet, salty, chipotle, jalapeno, and thick cut bacon.  The combination of sweet and spicy makes these appetizers irresistible -crispy, crunchy, sweet & savory.   This is the simple grilled appetizer you have been looking for.  It comes together effortlessly on your oven, air fryer, grill, Big Green Egg or Smoker- the perfect snack or party bite or appetizer.  So easy to make … Sweet heat

Ingredients for Spiced Bacon Crackers:

  • Townhouse or Club Crackers
  • Brown Sugar
  • Smoked Chipotle Powder
  • Jalapenos
  • Thick-cut Bacon

Cook Bacon Jalapeño crackers the way you want:

  • Try the oven
  • Use an air-fryer.
  • Cook them on your Grill
  • Smoker (for a smoky finish)

Make them more spicy?

  • You can use a thicker jalapeno
  • Switch out the jalapeno pepper for a serrano pepper
  • Drizzle hot honey over your finished cracker for an even spicier kick
  • Black Pepper can add another layer of spice

Make the spice more subtle?

  • Switch the Jalapeno for a Poblano pepper
  • Use a thinner slice of the spicy pepper
  • Pickled or candied jalapeno can be used for a more moderate spice
  • Add a thin layer of cream cheese or goat cheese
  • Add a drizzle of honey on top

Spiced bacon crackers recipe

Spicy and Smoky Candied Bacon Crack-ers

Brown sugared bacon with smoked chipotle and jalapenos on butter crackers

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Active Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Course: Appetizer

Cuisine: American

Yield: 32

Calories: 84kcal

Author: Momma Sass

  • 1 wire rack
  • 1 Baking pan
  • 32 Butter Crackers (Townhouse or Club)
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/8 tsp Smoked Chipotle Powder (or Cayenne)
  • 2-3 Jalapenos (Sliced)
  • 12 slices Thick Sliced Bacon
  • Setup your smoker to 350 with a fruit wood (Apple or cherry) and a mild wood (like pecan). You want offset platter or a baking sheet keep the grease from the bacon dropping into the fire and making it flare up.
  • Arrange crackers on a wire rack. This just makes it easier to transfer on and off the grill.
  • Cut bacon to fit crackers.
  • Sprinkle brown sugar on crackers and place bacon on each slice.
  • Add a sprinkle of smoked chipotle or cayenne pepper on each cracker and add a slice of jalapeno
  • Finish with a kiss (sprinkle) of brown sugar.
  • Place on grill. Smoke for 30 mins or until the bacon is crisps up.

You can also bake these in the oven.  Reduce your time to around 20 mins.

Serving: 2 crackers | Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.05g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.2mg

FAQs for Spiced Bacon Crackers

Can these spiced bacon crackers by cooked in the oven or air fryer?

Yes you can- use a wired rack over a baking pan to catch any grease.   Cook at 350 for 20-25 minutes.  Keep an eye on them as you are cooking with bacon.

Will the crackers get soggy from all of the bacon grease?

The crackers soak up the bacon fat, and crisp up when they are finished  You will love the crunch of these crackers.

How do you know when these spiced bacon crackers are completely done cooking?

The bacon should look crispy and shiny.  The sugar should caramelize on the jalapenos, and you will notice that the crackers will crisp after soaking up the bacon fat.

Can I use whatever crackers I want?

Yes, Although you will want to trim the piece of bacon to fit the cracker.  Rectangular crackers work best.

How long will Spiced Bacon crackers last?

Spiced bacon crackers are best right out of the oven, or off the grill.  They will last a day or 2 in an airtight container.   Store them in the refrigerator, and then toasted before serving.

This article originally appeared on CussKitchen and was syndicated by MediaFeed.

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