My friend, Gail, introduced me to these little nibbles from heaven! We have a little get-together on Christmas Eve where we toast with prosecco cocktails and celebrate with a “Feast of 7 Appetizers!” It’s one of my favorite nights of the year and I look forward to these Bow Tie Bacon Crackers so much!
They’re incredibly simple to make, just 3 ingredients. They slow cook in the oven and the crackers absorb lots of bacon-y goodness! They get all golden brown and tender-crispy and the bacon cinches in the center of the cracker making them look a little like bow ties! You can make them ahead and refrigerate or freeze, then just warm up a bit.
I try to limit myself to just a few, one time a year, but it’s a challenge for sure! Besides being a great appetizer, I’ve also included them on a breakfast and a dessert buffet! Bacon just fits in everywhere!!
Bow Tie Bacon Crackers
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 sleeve of Club Crackers
- 1 pound sliced bacon, cut in half use regular thin, not thick-cut bacon
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees. I usually line my baking tray with parchment paper for easy clean up.
- Put one teaspoon of cheese on each cracker, wrap bacon around cracker (tuck about a 1/4 inch around the underside of the cracker and wrap over the top, around again, stretching to end with about a 1/4 inch tucked around the underside) and place on a baking tray.
- Bake 2 hours. Do not flip them. You can cool, and store in refrigerator for a few days or in the freezer for a month. You can warm up in the oven. They don't have to be served super hot, they're great just warm or at room temperature too.
Theses are great. To add a sweet appetizer with this savory one, just place a scant tsp. Of sugar cinnamon mixture on the cracker and wrap with bacon and bake as directed.
Great idea Vivian! I was thinking I would try a little maple syrup or brown sugar and some black pepper one of these times! Enjoy! Take care!
Could you post the garlic 🥑 dip?
Hi Ophelia – Sounds delicious! I made salsa Sunday? Maybe someone else made the garlic avocado dip?
I can’t tell if you are wrapping the bacon the long way covering the cheese or the short way? Or does it make a difference?
Can’t wait to try them!
So you want to start with an “L” shape. Cracker going one direction bacon the other. (perpendicular) So wrapping along the long side of the cracker. Just make sure to tuck the edges of the bacon under so it doesn’t try to unravel on you. I usually tuck about 3/4″ inch under the cracker, wrap over the top and tuck under the back side. You can tug/stretch the bacon a little. Enjoy!