5 ingredient Bacon crack

So I’m actively looking a job. Not just any job – but one that I’ll actually love.


You know the type – when you wake up in the morning excited to leap out of bed?


That’s the one.


Job hunting can get rather frustrating though, when you don’t hear back from the right places.


Some days I feel like this cute animal.




On others, I want to do this.


Resume humor


Everyone says this is the best time to relax and unwind, because once work starts, it will always be crazy.


In that spirit, I am watching several new shows on Netflix, coloring in my adult coloring book (SO fun btw!), and baking stuff like this crazy addictive, insanely good, (rather evil to tell you the truth), BACON CRACK.


It starts with these 5 ingredients.


Bacon crack


And ends in this sweet, sticky, glazy, crunchy mess you cannot stop eating.


Bacon crack


There is something wonderful about the salty meatiness of bacon marrying with the dark brown stickiness of maple syrup and brown sugar – all over a crisp piece of buttery dough.


Bacon crack


This is super addictive and can result in stomach aches (not from experience, just guessing 😛 ) so eat it in moderation. It stores well too – in an airtight container, on the counter.


Needless to say, when I do start working, I will look (very) well-fed! 😀


Happy weekend guys! Eat some bacon!


5 ingredient Bacon crack


Recipe adapted from: Oh Bite It!


Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 25 mins, plus cooling
Makes: 20 medium pieces




450g/1lb bacon, ends and pieces, or slices
226g/8oz pack Pillsbury Crescent dough sheet
120ml/half cup maple syrup
200g/1 cup dark brown sugar
1 tsp smoked paprika or cayanne pepper powder (optional)




1. Preheat the oven to 160ºC/325ºF. Fry off the bacon in a pan until semi cooked and set aside on a paper towel.
2. Place a piece of parchment on a baking sheet and un-roll the dough sheet over it evenly. Use a fork to make small, shallow holes in the dough sheet.
3. Using a pastry brush, brush about half the maple syrup all over the dough sheet gently. Distribute all the bacon pieces evenly across the dough and then brush over with the remaining maple syrup. Sprinkle over the brown sugar and paprika (if using).


Bacon crack


4. Bake for about 25 minutes and then remove, leaving to cool completely. The bacon crack will harden as it cools. Once cool, break into uneven pieces and eat!


Bacon crack


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