Have you had a chance to try out these bacon wrapped cheesy crackers? 4 ingredients are all you need for this snack or appetizer. You have sweet from the brown sugar, savory from the bacon and cheese.
Quick, simple and budget friendly. This bacon wrapped appetizer is one we eat for party foods, hosting events at our home, and taking as a potluck dish.
This Bacon Wrapped Crackers Recipe Is..
- Made with 4 Ingredients
- Simple Prep
- Sweet and Salty
- A Great Party Food Recipe
Ingredients Needed And Variations
Crackers – So I used a Townhouse cracker but you will find Club, Ritz, and other crackers will work. It will alter the flavor a bit depending on which cracker you buy.
Bacon – Thin cut bacon is key for this recipe. You will find thick cut bacon will not cook up fast enough and be extra chewy and can overcook the crackers.
Cheese – I used deli sliced cheese for this recipe. Now, if you want go for some spice reach for pepper jack cheese, or if you like a tangy kick reach for sharp cheese. Feel free to buy whatever variety of cheese you prefer.
Brown Sugar – The brown sugar offers a nice sweetness so it becomes a sweet and savory recipe. Feel free to omit the brown sugar if you don’t want it to be sweet.
How to Make This Appetizer
Full directions for this appetizer are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. This is a visual walk through on exactly how to assemble these wrapped crackers.
Start by preheating the oven and prepping your pan. Slice your bacon in half, to split the strips so they are not as long.
Lay a slice of bacon on counter, and place a cracker in the center of the slice of the bacon.
Place a piece of the cheese then cracker on top.
Wrap up the bacon around the cracker and add a little brown sugar as you wrap. Place each cracker on the baking tray.
Bake in the preheated oven as directed. Then one done, remove, let cool a few minutes and serve.
- Thin cheese works best. I like to buy the deli sliced cheese, where it is more than say a Velveeta sliced cheese that is wrapped in plastic. Reach for the better quality that is cut off a block of cheese.
- Cut cheese to make sure it fits in the cracker without being too large. Or as it bakes it will melt and make a huge mess.
- The amount of brown sugar you use is up to you. I like the sweet but you can use less if you prefer a less sweet snack option.
- Same with the bacon, thin bacon works, if you buy thick cut you will run the risk of it being undercooked and the crackers being overcooked.
These wrapped crackers are best eaten fresh. If you happen to have some leftover simply store them in an airtight container or sealed bag in the fridge. They will store for 1-2 days. I have eaten them cold the next day, as I find they don’t reheat that well. The cracker can soften a bit from being refrigerated.
- 6 thin bacon strips cut in half
- 24 crackers
- 12 slices cheese cut in 1 inch squares
- 2-3 tablespoons brown sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, place the 12 pieces of bacon.
- Layer cracker, cheese and another cracker in the middle of each bacon strip.
- Wrap the bacon around the crackers.
- Sprinkle a small amount of brown sugar where the bacon ends meet.
- Place the cracker package seam side down on the cookie sheet.
- Sprinkle a little more brown sugar on top of each piece. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 339mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 9g