Our Best Bacon Desserts

Sweet Bacon and Pear Pizza
Calling all bacon-lovers! Thanks to these recipes, bacon has officially moved into every meal. Whether you want to impress your guests with a towering chocolate-bacon layer cake or you feel like treating yourself to a slice of maple pecan bacon, these party-worthy dessert recipes celebrate this refrigerator staple in the sweetest ways possible.

Candied Bacon Sweet Potato Cupcakes

These aren't your usual cupcakes. We mixed mashed sweet potatoes and crisp bacon bits into the batter, then piped bourbon-cream cheese frosting on top. And to finish off these decadent treats, each one has a dusting of cinnamon sugar and a piece of bacon on top.

Bacon Chocolate Bark

Bake bacon with a smear of caramel sauce to give it a rich sweet-and-salty flavor. Then sprinkle into melted bittersweet chocolate for a super-easy dessertl sure to satisfy all of your bacon and chocolate cravings.

Chocolate-Hazelnut Bacon Layer Cake

There's bacon in every bite of this epic chocolate layer cake. We mixed it into the batter and the chocolate-hazelnut filling before coating this cake in a rich chocolate ganache. Add a few crumbles of bacon on top to hint at the surprise ingredient inside.

Peanuts and Bacon Donut Pop

Turn ordinary donut holes into a dessert that rivals cake pops by spreading on a maple syrup glaze and sprinkling with crispy bacon and peanuts. Serve each one on a stick to make dessert a party-worthy occasion.

Mini Bacon Waffles

Waffles aren't just for breakfast and brunch anymore! With crispy bacon inside and a generous drizzle of maple syrup on top, these mini waffles make a great dessert for breakfast-lovers.

Chocolate-Dipped Bacon

Sprinkle bacon with brown sugar before you bake it for the just-right amount of sweetness to complement the salty and crispy qualities. A quick dip in dark chocolate takes these ordinary slices from breakfast table to dessert territory.

Bacon-Laced Chocolate Cake

Each bite of this chocolatey cake is definitely an indulgence. The bacon is mixed into the creamy chocolate frosting, so if you want a taste of bacon dessert without going all-out, there's a slice of this rich cake calling your name.

BLT Dessert Bites

Honey shortbread cookies act as the "bread" for these BLT sandwiches, and sweet tomato jam and candied bacon bits put a sweet spin on the classic filling. If you're missing the lettuce, just add a few microgreens to the middle.

Battered Bacon

Bring the fair to your kitchen by making battered and fried bacon. If a plain slice doesn't feel sweet enough, dust with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup.

Bacon-Apple Mini Empanadas

Making homemade empanadas goes so much faster when you start with puff pastry dough. Fill with a bacon, apple, and sweet onion filling; bake; and top with a spoonful of caramel sauce.

Brown Sugar-Bacon Monkey Bread

You could serve this bacon-filled monkey bread for brunch, but we think the gooey brown sugar and maple nut butter topping screams dessert.

Pecan Maple Bacon

It's not quite chocolate bacon, but this maple syrup-brushed bacon is as sweet. Sprinkle with chopped pecans to add a little extra crunch to each piece of this already crispy bacon.

Sweet Bacon and Pear Pizza

Everyone loves a slice of dessert pizza, but when there's bacon involved, it'll disappear even faster! Bacon plays a sweet and spicy role after it gets a brown sugar and chili powder coating, and cream cheese replaces regular mozzarella.

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