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Everything’s better with bacon, and these Bacon Crackers are no exception! Buttery, crisp crackers wrapped in sweet and savory bacon — what’s not to love about this quick and easy appetizer? 


Main image for recipe of cooked bacon crackers on a plate.


Whether you’re looking for the perfect addition to your party or potluck, or you really, really love bacon (me too, my friend), this is the recipe for you!

It’s the kind of finger-licking, crowd-pleasing, addicting recipe that you and your friends and family won’t be able to get enough of! 

Bacon crackers are great with dips, and they can also stand on their own. I guarantee you will love these crispy, bacon-y crackers of deliciousness and they’ll become a staple for all your future parties and entertaining efforts! 


A small slice of bacon wrapped around a club cracker.


What are bacon crackers? 

Bacon wrapped crackers are the appetizer you never knew you needed … until now! But in all seriousness, these crispy, sweet and savory crackers are the perfect addition to any birthday party, bridal/baby shower, Super Bowl party or holiday gathering.

Really they’re perfect for any situation. 

These are just what they sound like: buttery, crisp crackers with candied bacon cooked right around them.

They’re delicious and addictive and are sure to be a hit with all your friends and family! 


bacon wrapped crackers on a lined cookie sheet, unbaked.


What is in bacon crackers?

This candied bacon crackers recipe is SUPER easy to make, and they’re made with easy-to-find ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry and fridge! 

To get started, you’ll need the following: 

  • Club crackers – I usually use the rectangular Keebler Club crackers, but any buttery cracker will do the trick! You can also make Ritz bacon crackers. 
  • Bacon – you’ll want to use regular/thin sliced bacon for this recipe. Thick cut will leave you with a mushy mess. 
  • Brown sugar or real maple syrup – this recipe is sometimes called Pig Candy Crackers — that’s because you’re making crackers using brown sugar or maple syrup. I love the sweet and savory combination! 


crackers on cookie sheet, halfway cooked with a sprinkle of bacon on them.


How to make bacon crackers?

Once you have your super simple, short list of ingredients ready to go, it’s time to get cooking! 

  1. Wrap bacon around each cracker.
  2. Bake
  3. Sprinkle or drizzle brown sugar or maple on each cracker. 
  4. Bake a little longer. 
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy! 

Sounds easy, right? That’s because it is! Seriously, this is one of the best, easiest, most delicious appetizer recipes you’ll ever try! 


fully cooked bacon crackers on cookie sheet, ready to serve.


What kind of crackers can I use with my bacon crackers?

In this recipe I use Club crackers, but any buttery and crisp cracker will work. Rectangular crackers are the easiest to wrap and therefore look the nicest, but Ritz crackers are a great alternative as well! 

How long do bacon crackers keep?

Bacon wrapped club crackers are usually best eaten immediately, but if you do end up with any leftovers, they can be stored and reheated later. Store leftovers in an airtight container or bag in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


bacon crackers on a cooling rack


How to store bacon crackers?

While bacon crackers are okay at room temperature for a couple hours, you’ll want to store them in an airtight container or bag in the fridge. If stored properly, they’ll last up to 3 days! You can eat them cold or reheat them. 


hand holding a cooled backed cracker, ready to eat.


Can you freeze bacon crackers?

Yes, you can freeze bacon crackers! Though, again, they’re BEST fresh from the oven. 

I recommend pre-freezing the crackers and then transferring them to an airtight container or bag. You can freeze bacon brown sugar crackers for about a month.

When you’re ready to serve them, layer them out on a prepared baking sheet and warm them up in the oven for the best results.  


side veiw of bacon crackers in a bowl, ready to serve.


How to reheat bacon crackers?

If you’re reheating from the fridge or frozen, you’ll get the best results by reheating your bacon wrapped crackers in a toaster oven or regular oven.

I recommend heating them at about 250 degrees until heated all the way through. 

For smaller batches, an air fryer would also work for reheating. 


close up of bacon crackers on cooling rack


What to serve with bacon crackers? 

While bacon wrapped crackers are great all on their own, there are some wonderful dips and other dishes that would go GREAT with them as well. 

Check out some of our other favorite appetizers that we think would go well with this recipe: 


top view of bacon crackers in a bowl ready to serve to guests


Even more BACON recipes:

Perfect for holiday, birthday, Super Bowl parties and more — you’ll love these quick and easy bacon crackers! They’re simple to make, delicious to everyone, and the perfect addition to your favorite dip. Enjoy! 


Yield: 10 Servings

Bacon Crackers

hand holding a cooled backed cracker, ready to eat.

Everything's better with bacon, and these Bacon Wrapped Crackers are no exception! Buttery, crisp crackers wrapped in sweet and savory bacon -- what’s not to love about this quick and easy appetizer? 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 box of club crackers
  • 1/2 pound bacon, cut into 1/3 pieces - NOT THICK CUT BACON
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar OR real maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 375*F
  2. Prepare a cookie sheet with a baking mat, non-stick foil or parchment paper.
  3. Wrap ⅓ piece of bacon around each cracker and place on the prepared cookie sheet, bacon ends down.
  4. Once the cookie sheet is full (or you’ve done as many as you wish), Bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and carefully sprinkle a pinch of brown sugar or a drop of maple syrup over the top of each cracker. Try not to let the syrup or brown sugar touch the pan or it will be a sticky mess.
  6. Return to the oven and bake for 15 - 20 more minutes - until bacon is cooked through and not soggy.
  7. Remove from oven and serve immediately.


Watch these the last 10 minutes. If you cook them too long, the crackers will burn. If crackers start to get a little golden, they are done!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 393mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 8g

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