So can we talk about these new Bayer commercials?
Have you seen them?
Basically, it shows regular people doing ordinary things when they’re greeted by the most morbid of notes explaining they’re going to have a heart attack tonight or tomorrow. One is of a woman having lunch with her woman friends when the receipt comes. On the bottom, instead of applying that BOGO coupon code, the waitress has kindly written out some omen that this woman is to have a heart attack today. I definitely wouldn’t be tipping that bitch, and that freaky shit would be written in my Yelp review. Just sayin’.
In another, a man walks to his car to find the ominous note tucked under his wiper blades. You’ll have a heart attack tomorrow, it reads. Instead of wondering what kind of sadistic freak would be leaving creepy natural-causes death notes on his Jetta, this dude just heads on home and picks up the convenient bottle of Bayer sitting on the counter next to the flour and takes a handful while smiling. I’m assuming since the Bayer has a regular place on the counter that these freaky notes probably happen frequently. “Awh, crap, babe, I got another heart attack note! Better take the Bayer!”
And then there’s this chick opening her mail with the biggest smile I’ve ever seen someone wear while opening mail. Does she not get bills? Junk mail that flies all over the street while carrying it in the house? Catalogs with 7 foot tall Bigfoot statues in them? Anyway, as she opens an inconspicuously blank yet jolly yellow envelope, her face falls as she’s greeted with a reminder that her heart attack will happen in 2 days. Like, who’s even sending this crap? It sounds like one of those awfully tacky Facebook quizzes you take when you’re bored at work that tell you when you’ll die, or those chainmail emails you used to pass around on AOL Instant Messenger that threatened that if you didn’t send some message to 71 people in the next 42 minutes, you’d die. And how come those fake-threatening messages were always written by dead kids? How do dead kids even access a computer?
So like, say I’m having lunch with my friends and the waitress brings by the check with morbid forewarning of my impending stroke. Liiiike, do I even need to pay my bill? Because stroke bills cost an arm and a leg and in hindsight if I’m going to be dying of a stroke, do I really need this chicken salad sandwich? Or can I get my meal comped for having your waitress be some kind of demonic bearer-of-bad-news? Could she maybe have made a mistake and had meant to drop it off to the table with the decrepit man eating spinach dip with a spoon? Should I bring this up to the management? Excuse me, sir, but I was just minding my own damn business when your grim reaper waitress brought by my check with this freaky message. And could she just be bitter for some reason? Maybe she was having a hellish morning and decided to take it out on an innocent diner by writing some unfortunate tales-from-the-crypt message on the receipt. This message will rock her mind!!! she thinks as she maniacally chuckles.
So many questions for Bayer and their weird psychic/psychotic harbingers of heart attack notes. How do you even apply to be a cardiac-arrest note-passer? Is there some kind of application on Craigslist? Job Duties include: writing terrible, threatening messages to random strangers and stalking said strangers so you can send them jolly yellow envelopes or put the folded notes on their Jettas. Must have decent handwriting because the last thing they want to see before they croak is your chicken scratch handwriting. That sh*t needs to look like calligraphy.
Anyway. If there’s one thing I want to eat before I die, it’s definitely this Maple Caramel Bacon Crack. It’s highly addictive and extremely delicious. Smoky, sweet, crunchy, buttery, chewy — the perfect conglomerate of badassness. And it has only four simple ingredients, all of which you probably have in your pantry right now. It makes for a quick appetizer, a great snack, a delightful dessert, or hell, even an entree — I don’t judge. And you can switch it up to suit your tastes! Add chocolate chips for a pop of sweetness, or add a pinch of red pepper flake for some heat. The world’s your oyster, dude.
But you better make it, or else. Or else.. I’ll leave you foreboding notes in yellow envelopes until you make it.
NOTE: Some people have had trouble with the original use of foil in this recipe. I now recommend you use parchment paper in place of foil or silicone liners. I also changed the temperature from 325 to 375 to reflect a higher temperature so the base cooks evenly.
Here are some troubleshooting tips:
- Try pre-baking the crescent roll by itself (rolled out on the parchment-lined pan) for about 5-10 minutes before adding topping and finish baking. Be sure to prick the dough with a fork so it doesn’t balloon up in the oven. This may help with the undone centers some people are having.
- You may use graham crackers or saltine crackers in place of the crescent rolls.
- You can try decreasing the maple syrup to 1/4 cup total.
*slightly adapted by Oh Bite It’s recipe
- 1 lb. bacon
- 1 pkg Pillsbury crescent rolls
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet (like a 15x10) with parchment paper and lightly grease the parchment with cooking spray. NOTE: this recipe was originally made with foil. Since people have had issues with the foil, I recommend using parchment paper. Unroll the crescent rolls into one single plane of dough and pinch any perforations together to seal. Stretch the dough out to fit the size of the pan with your hands so it's even. Prick the dough with a fork all over. Set aside.
- Meanwhile, cook your bacon. I like cooking mine in a skillet, but you can bake it - whichever you prefer. Cook it until it's technically safe enough to eat and just about done, but still lighter in color and not quite crispy. You don't want it fully cooked and crispy as it will continue to cook in the oven. I pulled mine out of the pan right when they were a medium-pink color. Drain the bacon on a paper towel-lined plate.
- Drizzle half of the maple syrup over the crescent roll dough. Sprinkle with about ¼th cup of the brown sugar. Top with torn pieces of the cooked bacon. Drizzle the remaining maple syrup on top of the bacon pieces, and top with the remaining brown sugar.
- Bake for approx. 20-25 minutes or until bubbling and caramelized. Remove from the oven and allow the pan to come to room temperature or warm to the touch before cutting or breaking into pieces. You can serve this at room temperature or slightly warmed. It tastes best the day of, but can be eaten the next day if stored airtight.
When I pulled these out of the oven, I practically had to fight my family off of the pan — and it was still bubbling up and piping hot! The aroma of hot cooked bacon is irresistible, but when it’s baked with buttery crescent rolls, then marinated in an intoxicatingly sweet brown sugar and maple mixture which caramelized every crispy slice, it becomes insanely addictive and hard to stop eating. The bacon gets caramelized and crispy thanks to the maple and brown sugar, and the crescent rolls create an almost bark-like texture — not too crispy, but just the right texture to hold up all that caramel & bacon goodness. And as soon as California allows human and bacon to marry, I’m taking this to the courts. Just sayin’.
Hope you have a delicious day!!
Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says
omigosh whaaaat???! I have NOT seen those commercials-how awful! Ugh. Goodness.
Maple bacon crack, however, is just…like…pure heavenly deliciousness! I’m dying over this gooey goodness!
Sophia @ NY Foodgasm says
OMGeeeeee maple and bacon in a brittle with caramel! Over the top amazeballs! LOVE it!!
Karen Loske says
Sounds perfect. I don’t think it needs anything else but since you mentioned chocolate chips for extra sweetness, well, here’s a thought. Go a little Elvis and toss in a few PB chips. Just sayin’.
Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking says
I am not above putting the bills and junk mail back in my box. Just sayin’!
Holy addicting! I need these is my life like I need to gain another 10 lbs but I think I must! They look sooooooo good! Maple. Bacon. Perfection.
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
Ever since I saw this on instagram I’ve been dreaming about it!!!
Me too!!! Mmmmm… ?
Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later! says
This sings to my salty-sweet loving soul!
Jess @ On Sugar Mountain says
And here I was thinking I was all done with maple bacon recipes, and THEN I see this glorious treat! Agh. I need this in my life.
Ha ha, yelp review… you’re too funny Hayley! This looks AMAZING! I could really hurt myself on something so delicious, I think this is a must make for Christmas goodie bags this year.
I am making them as we speak. Still in the oven. I’m also making them for goodie bags, but I wondered how long will the keep out of the fridge, in the fridge, and how many days are they good for.
Hi Cindy, you can leave them at room temperature but airtight in a bag or container for up to 2 days. You could also refrigerate, but they may soften in the fridge.
Is there a homemade alternative to the crescent rolls that would work?
Hi there! Not that I know of, no. You could probably try it with saltine crackers or graham crackers since they’re sturdy and known as a great toffee base, but I’m not confident how well it’d execute as well as the crescent rolls.
Hi I used a gluten free baking mix and did a bisquit recipe with it and it turned out Marvelous ,and still super easy! So even if it’s not gluten free your after try a baking powder recipe and just spread it on the baking sheet. It absorbs the toffee mixture very well. Rave reviews for this recipe!
Val, SO HAPPY to hear you had success turning this dish gluten-free! That’s AWESOME and I’m so glad you got rave reviews! It truly is delicious 🙂 Happy Holidays!
Did you bake the GF bisquit mix first? Or did you put all ingredients on it before baking? Thanks!
Do you using light brown or dark brown sugar ?
Do you use pure maple syrup?
I want to know that as well!!!
Have u ever added carmalized onions to this? Or do u not think it would be good?
Melissa, I have not but it would be fab!
15 minute puff pastry recipe on pinterest is so easy and really good.
joy mcneill says
Jamie Goeldel says
I used light brown sugar and pure maple syrup. As well as honey flavored crescent rolls as well.
Oh my bacon! I’m going to make these for dh’s bday. And the bayer.. I almost died from asprin poisoning in july. I won’t touch asprin again.
Oh my gosh, Jennifer, that sounds so scary! SO glad you’re still here and I really hope you enjoy the bacon crack. *hugs*!
Sue Hartman says
I Cant Wait To Try These. Can You Use Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls? Not That It would Matter Much.
Sue, you sure can!
Has Anyone Used Peppered Bacon? If So How Did That Turn Out?
That would be really good, Sue!
You don’t mention whether you use thin or thick bacon – which is better?
Hi Jules! I typically use regular ol’ bacon from the grocery store. Nothing super thick or special 🙂 I like Farmland Bacon because it’s usually cheaper and has a great flavor. You could use whatever you have on hand or prefer best! Super thick would be delish!
Light or dark brown sugar?
Pure maple syrup?
Please and thank you?
Hi Susan! Either kind of brown sugar is fine, and I used the bottled pancake syrup!
Lisa F says
Just made it with peppered bacon. It’s soooo good!
Thanks Lisa! So glad you’re enjoying it and LOVE the peppered bacon idea!
I mixed a small amount of cayenne with the brown sugar and it was amazing. I think I didn’t cook it long enough though. It was too gooey in the middle and I had a really hard time getting it off the pan. Thoughts?
Sounds great with the spicy twist, Kelley! As far as baking goes, it just sounds a little underdone is all. Either that, or it didn’t have enough time to set up afterwards. Glad it tasted great though!
Georgia Langston says
Kelly, I cooked it for double the time called for in the recipe and still couldn’t get it out of the pan. It’s just a gooey mess. I’m very disappointed, and surprised that no one else has posted problems with the recipe.
Desiree Smith says
I had the same problem. I ended up putting it back into the oven at 350 and just kept checking it until the crust cooked thru. I think next time I will decrease the maple syrup to 1/4 cup total. Love the pepper bacon or cayenne idea as I found it too sweet for my taste. I will say, however, that everyone else loved this as written.
Vivian D. says
I had the same problem as well. The crust was very gooey, not toffee like in the recipe. I also found the recipe more sweet than I prefer. I did add one minced habanero which added just a nice little surprise at the end. Next time I will also decrease the amount of maple syrup. Pretty sure hubby will like it, he has a sweet tooth, not sure if he will like the consistency. I will try these again, I’m no quitter!!
Mine was a gooey mess as well 🙁 cooked these up this morning to bring to Thanksgiving and now I’m at a loss. Sucks.
I prebaked my crust for about 8-10 minutes before adding the rest of the ingredients and then finished baking according to the decorations. Turned out great!
Yum! I’m making this for a baby shower this weekend. Are you supposed to stretch the crescent dough to fill the entire pan??
I’m thinking about making about 5 times the recipe….
http://www.playingforeats.com | Carly
Hi Carly! Sorry for the delayed reply; yes, the crescent roll gets stretched across the entire pan. Enjoy; this recipe is fab!
Took it to a Halloween party and it was a big hit. Now everyone is asking me for the recipe and I want to keep it to my little ‘ole self. It’s so easy and fabulous!
Niki Bauer says
Well, craptastic! Now I have to run to the grocery store again and get some bacon, because this sounds soooo good!! This would be great for a take-along treat for those holiday parties!!
Niki, it is a FANTASTIC holiday take-along for parties! I guarantee it’ll be first to go 🙂 Happy Holidays!
Well I made a TRIPLE batch today for our company Thanksgiving potluck – and won first prize!! Woo hoo! (Note: if you try scaling it up like I did, be prepared to cook it a lot longer. I think it was maybe 45 minutes instead of 25, and I still had to throw out some doughy pieces in the middle – but not much.) Thanks for the recipe and for the first place win! I’d give it five stars except I couldn’t eat it because I’m allergic to wheat. But that’s okay because everyone else loved it!
Tasted absolutely amazing.Have you ever made this on parchment paper? The foil stuck to the bottom of this.. Even though I did use a lot of cooking spray. Also what size cookie sheet and did you use. Thank you.
Patty, I haven’t tried making it on parchment yet (I generally like using foil myself) but I’d imagine it’d work great on parchment, too! (Or you could try using a silicone liner, like a SilPat, in place as well!) I used a large rimmed cookie sheet — I believe it’s a jelly roll pan size, 10×15 if I’m not mistaken.
Jaclyn Havinga says
Patty, I used parchment paper on a regular cookie sheet and it worked great! I took this to a fourth of July cookout tonite and it went quick! Everyone was raving about how delicious it was, and it was SOOO easy! Highly recommend!
Thanks so much Jaclyn! I’m so glad you enjoyed!
Ok I didn’t have any maple syrup so I used Ms. Butterworth syrup and it is baking in the oven……….I’ll let you know!
It’s to of the oven , cooled and cut. Mmmmmmmmmmmm buttery delicious! I will make this again!
Hey there, Cricket! Yep, in a pinch when I don’t have maple syrup, I’ll use the pancake stuff at the store! Glad it worked out, and thanks so much for commenting 🙂 xo!
I tried this, but either the temp is off or time. Mine came out extremely mushy 🙁
Mushy!? Oh no! I’m sorry, Jeni. They should start to harden and crisp up as they cool, which may help in the future. I’ll look at my recipe and make adjustments if needed, but perhaps your oven needs re-calibrating. Sometimes ovens can burn too hot or not hot enough at certain temps. Regardless, I’m sorry it didn’t turn out!
Anne Frugo says
What about par cooking the crescent roll and then adding the rest of ingredients and return to oven to further brown?? Would this help from the sticking and the mushy center?
Anne, you could definitely pre-bake the crescent rolls for a couple minutes prior to adding the rest of the ingredients. I think the “mushy” center comes from people not allowing it to set completely after baking.
Georgia Langston says
Sorry, but I baked mine for twice the recommended time and allowed it to cool completely before I tried to remove it from the parchment. Only the outside edges were crisp, and the topping was still gooey and chewy, not crispy, as the name “crack” would suggest. My oven is calibrated perfectly, so that’s not the issue either. Personally, I think the problem is that the bacon needs to be fully cooked. I believe that so much fat came out of the bacon that there was no way anything could get crisp.
Get your damn nails done before to take a picture of them. Damn.
Thanks to you and your comment, I now can. Woohoo!
Kind of rude, dontcha think Mary.
Mary, check your rude sentence for errors before you submit it. Damn!
Mary, Really??? Why was that something you had to add??cant fix stupid…
So sad that you feel the need to be hateful…..
mine turned out a mushy mess! Ugh. Totally stuck
To foil. Did anyone try the graham cracker base suggested?
Patti, I’m so sorry to hear that! 🙁 I’m assuming you sprayed the foil really well with cooking spray?
Lisa M Buder says
I wonder if people are using a much smaller pan so that the dough is not getting stretched thin enough? Sounds so yummy, can’t wait to try. Thanks for sharing
I can’t wait to try this! When you prick the crescent dough, do you poke all the way through or just enough to rough up the surface?
Jeanne – I poke it just enough to get through the surface. Essentially you’re just creating holes in the dough so it won’t puff up and will remain a plane of dough 🙂 I can’t wait to hear how you like it!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE that the segue into the maple bacon thing was pretty much an entire blog post. And a good one, too.
Thanks so much, Evelyn! xoxo!
It didn’t quite turn out for me like it was supposed to (in pictures). I don’t recommend foil for lining the pan with. Once it came out, the foil stuck to the brown sugar/syrup mixture like cement and peeled off into it and I had to lose a lot of the crescent because the foil splintered off into it so bad it would have taken forever to pick little shards of it out in the thick sticky mixture. I took it out of the oven when it was bubbling, but it was about 21 mins when I took it out. It didn’t crisp up as much as picture shows and I for sure couldn’t cut it into pieces like in pictures from it sticking and peeling into foil. I’m assuming with that I probably just needed it in oven longer, (for crispiness) or some other thing happened. The crescent was brown but it just wasn’t really crispy. The recipe did taste really good! But with the hassle in the negatives, I sadly probably wouldn’t make it again. I hope this helps and works better for others, cause I really wanted this one to work for me! Maybe it was just something I did wrong, I have no idea.
Hey Katie! I am so sorry you had issues with your recipe. 🙁 Unfortunately I have made this time after time and it continues to work for me as the recipe states, and without having been in your kitchen it’s impossible for me to know exactly what happened or went wrong. I apologize!
The same thing happened to me. ?
I made these for a bake sale – used parchment with cooking spray – no real sticking – but the center didn’t set up. I think as it baked the maple pooled in the center. So I tried another batch with a sheet of puff pastry. Same idea – prick all over with a fork. It was delicious and crispy. Everyone loved it! Thank you!
Love the puff pastry idea, Karen!
Wendy LaBranche says
I’m baking these right now!! I’ll let you know what the fam says! I too had to use regular syrup. Thanks for the great recipe!
Wendy – enjoy!!
i have a double batch in the oven as I type. Can’t wait to taste the final product!
Katie – so excited for you! Hope you love it!
How long do they stay crispy for? A day, few days? I am considering making these for my husband for Father’s Day 🙂
I’d suggest making them right before you plan to serve them. I can’t vouch for the crispiness after a day because ours never lasted that long! 🙂
It was brought to my attention that you failed to credit the source for this Bacon Crack recipe (unless it’s in there somewhere?), which was created by me for Pillsbury. I’m sure it was just an oversight, but can you please make mention of it? Thank you!! ..and it looks great!
Hey Amy! Thanks so much for the awesome recipe! I do have it credited right above the recipe box. I would never use someone’s recipe without credit, so rest assured you’re properly credited. Thank you! xoxo.
I wish the directions would have specified as afterwards I saw in the comments that the dough gets spread out across the entire pan. Recipe calls for stretch the dough a little. I did have to bake this longer than the called for time. Very hard to get off of the foil so it wasn’t pretty pieces, I did spray with cooking spray. However it tasted great, maybe next time don’t wait for it to cool as much so it can come off easier. Thanks for the recipe.
I’m sorry I wasn’t clear enough, but I’m glad you enjoyed it Cindy!
Has anyone tried to freeze this? My husband’s brother makes something similar called “death crackers” with saltines, butter, and chocolate, and it gets frozen. I need to make this a day ahead and I want to make sure I store it properly.
I haven’t tried freezing this, and I’m not sure I’d recommend it. The “cracker” base may get soggy.
I didn’t mean to imply I was making this with crackers. I was saying that the cracker recipe is similar and gets frozen. And then you kinda just eat it frozen. I am making this as-written as we speak. 🙂
Nice !!!!. Thanks for the recipe.
Can i eat this any time of the year?
Does it need to be real maple syrup, or does breakfast syrup like Mrs butterworths work?
Breakfast syrup is perfectly acceptable!
Came across this on pinterest. I need to make it. However, what size baking sheet did you use to stretch to fit the crescent dough? I feel like if it only makes 6-8 servings it would be a small 8×8 but I’ve never seen a baking sheet that small only a baking pan. Any input?
Hi Erin! I believe I used a 10×15 baking pan with rimmed sides.
Tamara Holmes says
I ended up with nothing but a sticky, soggy mess. Followed your directions and didn’t work for me. Won’t be trying it again as it’s expensive to waste that much maple syrup and a lb of bacon for something that didn’t work. Wish it would have worked for me, glad it has worked for others. Now I have a huge mess to attempt to clean up. 🙁
Tamara, I’m so sorry it didn’t work for you.
WANDA LE BEAU says
CAN NOT WAIT TO TRY THIS ON MY BACON LOVING FRIEND
Wanda, your friend will love this!
Bacon Cracked Creatives says
Made these for a work party the night before. Wrapped them up and placed in the fridge overnight. I heated them up in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. Everyone went crazy for them and they were all gone! I wish I would’ve made a special batch just for myself 🙂 Will make again. Thanks so much!
So glad you loved them, Danielle!
Should i use light brown sugar or dark brown sugar?
Either one will work, Sarah!
Sounds like a great gift for my BACON-LOVING sister-in-law! Can it be mailed or does it need to be refrigerated?
Nancy, I would consume it within 1 day, so I don’t think it’d be great to mail unfortunately. Sorry about that! You could always order some bacon for your sister to be shipped to her home and include it on a recipe card for her to make! 🙂
Do not use aluminum foil!!! no matter how much you grease it!!! I was able to salvage most of the crack. The edges were compromised the most (probably the best part) I shall attempt again but on parchment paper
Parchment is a great tip, Angela!
We made this for Thanksgiving and were terribly disappointed. We followed the directions as written, and what came out of the oven looked like we had done it correctly – it was hot and bubbling, and gorgeous. We let it sit for over an hour before trying to cut it, and it was a mess. The foil stuck to the bottom of the crust (we sprayed liberally with cooking spray as the recipe indicated), and it was not crisp, crunchy, cuttable, or breakable. Instead, what we had was soggy and incredibly hard to work with. It was not until digging way down into the comments that we saw that the dough was supposed to be stretched out to cover the entire pan. Instead, we had followed the directions as written to stretch out the dough “a little”. All in all the flavors are there, but we had to throw out 3/4 of what we made as it was stuck to the foil.
So, I just made these and,um yeah, FANTASTIC!!! I just wanted to share my one little modification– after I made the bacon, I used the bacon grease to grease the foil and I had NO problems with sticking and an extra layer of bacon flavor 😉
I love the tip about the bacon grease, Karenlynn! So awesome and so happy you loved it!
After so many people have had fails, I am surprised that you haven’t edited your recipe to show that the dough should be spread out to fit a 10 x 15 pan. It is obvious to me that the results that are mushy are because they are covering a smaller area of the pan and the dough is therefore too thick. I would have made the same mistake if I hadn’t read ALL the comments.
Nyna, I’ll edit the recipe to show this. Thanks!
I offer you my apologies for my comment. I sound pretty arrogant.
I have tried to make this twice now…. and stretched the dough to fit the entire pan. AND used a silicone liner instead of foil. Both times I’ve ended up with a huge gooey mess. I don’t know what the secret is to getting it to crisp…. I still ate both batches, but it certainly wasn’t anything I could present to guests. The second batch even stuck to my silicone liner so bad it took me forever to get it out of the pan. It tastes SO good…. but I need to figure out why mine isn’t crisping. Maybe I’ll raise the oven temp next time….
Lol. Needed that this rainy Monday morning.
Have a great day
Did you use the small pkg (5 count) of crescents or the large (8 count) for the recipe?
The 8-count 🙂
Beverly Ristuccia says
Wondering if you used real maple syrup or artificial maple syrup in the recipe.
I used artificial, but you could definitely use real maple syrup!
Hi, wondering if we could use Phyllo dough instead of the crescent rolls?
Looking for an easier alternative for the dough…perhaps something we could roll out to get to the edges of the pan..seems to be the biggest challenge…
Thank you in advance for your suggestions…
I think for this you’d want something more substantial than phyllo dough. Phyllo is so delicate and the bacon and caramel may be too heavy for it. This is why I think crescent rolls would work the best. They will fit in the right size pan! 🙂
Ok, so I tried this for the first time last weekend and it came out all mushy in the middle and the edges were the only part of the recipe that turned out well. I did let the batch cool off for at least 30 mins and it still didn’t turn out.
A few things I did differently tonight. I left it in the oven for 45 mins instead of just 25mins. And it turned out great! Also, I did use parchment paper on this batch and there was no mess.
Thanks for the tip about the longer cook time!!
Experiment is in the oven & looking gooooood. It’s going to the office tomorrow.
Anena O'Brien says
This was delicious. I made it once. The I had to make it again because I ate too much of it. My can of rolls was expired, so I found some matzo crackers in my pantry. Can I just tell you it was almost as good as yours.
Anena, so glad you loved it!
Made this today for Christmas Eve…..so addicting! I used parchment paper and did not have any issues with it sticking. DELICIOUS!
Parchment must be the key. So glad you enjoyed it Mechille!
Marilyn schoneman says
Hello from Iowa excited to make your dip.. Also I love your nail polish what color and brand is it ? Thank you .. Marilyn…
Hi Marilyn! I don’t remember what the shade is – so sorry! I think it may have been OPI 🙂
Marilyn schoneman says
Maybe the polish is Lincoln in the park …. I have that .. Could that be it -:))
Thank you so much for this recipe. I’ve made it twice & it has been a hit each time.
I followed the recipe exactly as you instructed the first time & I did have some sticking & mushiness as others have stated, but nothing I couldn’t salvage.
For those with issues of sticking and mushiness, here’s what worked for me:
Butter a small cookie sheet.
Line it with parchment paper.
Use 1 pkg. of crescent sheet dough.
Follow Hayley’s instructions to assemble.
Bake as directed except increase the time to 40-45 minutes.
Definitely let it cool before cutting as this also gives it time to set.
Came out perfect & looked just like her picture.
Marie, I’m so glad you had success. Thanks for sharing your tips! Merry Christmas!
I accidentally grabbed a pack of honey butter crescents (I didn’t know they even made them), and it was really good!
That sounds awesome Shari!
I really wanted this to be good because it seemed easy and like it would be a crowd pleaser. Not sure where I went wrong. Followed the instructions and it came out a sticky, soggy mess. We love bacon and it didn’t even taste good. We were supposed to bring it to a party and had to throw it away because we were too embarrassed.
Janelle, perhaps it didn’t set properly. When it first comes out, the caramel is still pretty liquidy.
Toni Ringer says
I have seen that horrific commercial myself! Thought they were awful. But thanx to you I will laugh everytime I see them now! Thanx for the laugh, I even cried a bit. You made my day & I will definitely be making the bacon crack:)
Haha, thanks so much Toni!!
Delicious, but I would suggest lining the baking tin with parchment instead of aluminum foil. I greased the foil well, but it stuck to the bottom, especially around the edges, from the overspill of deliciousness. Parchment will also allow the dough to crisp better. I preferred it once it cooled and solidified more. Great addition to brunch!
Grease the pan WITH BACON GREASE!
I made this today and I had the same issue, after 4 hours on the counter, it didn’t set and was mushy and gooey. I get that it needed time to set, but I thought 4 hours would be enough time. It was disappointing yes, but I might give it one more try none the less, because the bits of goo were darn tasty. I think I will definitely cook my bacon a little longer. I don’t think I rendered enough fat. I will use parchment per the suggestion. (I used a silicone mat, which I also suspect impacted the final product.) And I won’t get itchy at 23 minutes and pull it out early, I will keep it in longer for sure. The recipe has great “bones”, I just need to work on my execution. Thanks for the yummy idea! I am going to get this right!
If you do plan to serve the next day, do you need to refrigerate?
If you have leftovers, would they need to be refrigerated?
Yes, I’d refrigerate it in a baggy and bring it back to room temperature.
Katie D says
I just pulled these out of the oven for a party in a few hours. Fingers crossed!!! They smell great and the edges are brown…I can also see where some of the dough bubbled in the center, so hopefully this means no mushy center. Wish me luck!
Katie D says
Amazing! They came out perfect. Left them in for 27ish minutes, parchment paper worked like a charm. The plate was wiped out at the party and even the men were asking for the recipe. Thanks for sharing!
So glad it worked out for you, Katie!! Enjoy!!
Did anyone else have to cook this MUCH longer than 25 minutes?!?!
Well, mine were VERY soft so I cranked up the heat and they are now back in the oven. I hope they turn out ok.
I hope so too!
Do you use real maple syrup or just pancake syrup?
Hi Joyce! I used pancake syrup, but you can use whatever you have on hand!
A friend shared this recipe with me at work and offered to make a batch so we could test. She brought them in the next day, and OMG!! This is amazing. Anything with bacon gets my vote, but when you add the caramel goodness on top? It was all I could do to not grab the container and make a run for it! Thank you for combining these ingredients in a way that makes them something more and who thought that was possible with bacon?
Can I really only give it 5 stars?
Michelle, so glad you enjoyed it!
I’m seriously sad. I made the recipe, following every detail. I sprayed the crap out of the foil. I actually considered that I may have used too much when I sprayed it. The house smells amazing and I was so excited to take my yummy new creation to work tomorrow. However, when I went to cut them up, they were completely stuck like crazy glue to the foil. Yes, I clearly peeled off a chunk and ate it anyway, I am not insane, but they aren’t “potluck presentable”. I even made two batches. Both are stuck. Now I am stuck telling my coworkers that I failed miserably at something that should have been easy. I’m not sure what went wrong.
Hi Erin, I am so sorry you had an issue with the recipe! A few other readers have had a similar issue which is why I added a disclaimer saying parchment may be a better option. However, I am very sorry that it didn’t turn out with the foil. I will be making this recipe again with foil to ensure it works on my end and that there isn’t a mistake in the recipe.
I have got to try this.. it has all of my favorite things in it and looks so yummy.. Thanks for sharing…
I have made this three times now. The first time i followed the recipe exactly and like many of the comments, it never hardened up. it wasn’t gooey soft but you couldn’t break it apart. The second two times they’ve come out perfectly and this is what i did differently: 350 degrees instead of 325. I par cooked the crust for 8-10 minutes (depending on your oven). I cooked the bacon to the point you could eat it but not crisp at all. I used less than 1/4 of maple for both additions and used an offset spatula to spread it out evenly. I baked it for about 22-25 minutes and it was done perfectly. your crust will be very brown but it won’t be burnt. everyone loves this recipe…and it is crack. can’t stop eating it!
Has anyone tried making this on stoneware without foil or parchment paper?
I really liked this a lot. And so did my guest. But I sprayed the foil very heavy and I lost at lest half of it. Couldn’t get it off the foil. Don’t use foil. I will try it again but try the parchment paper.
This sounds perfectly lethal, just what an art organization to which I belong would absolutely love. However, I’m a bit of a wimp and don’t like frying bacon…messy, etc. Would it be possible to make this with the thick-cut precooked bacon, using a whole package (or more, if it looked necessary), straight from the package? Thanks for any advice!
Hi Tuny, yes, the precooked bacon should work! You may need a full pound of it, though, and I don’t think the packages typically come in that size.
Karen Royer says
Bacon cooked in the oven is SO easy – fuss-free and mess-free n splattering like on the stovetop!)! Use a pan with edges all around, lay out the slices side by side, bake in a pre-heated350 oven for 15 min, flip the bacon with tongs, and bake another 10 (begin to watch for your preferred doneness since the time is different depending on the thickness of your bacon…). No covering/uncovering, no splattering, no draining fat necessary, and smells great. The best way to do bacon for a family & free the stovetop! Drain on papertowels or brown paper bag when finished to desired doneness.
Debra Worsham says
This is the most delicious snack. It is so addicting, I almost ate the whole thing myself, so you may want to make a double batch. Bacon crack. Mmmmmmm
Debra, YES, doubling is almost mandatory!
Can this maple bacon b served from the oven or at room temp. Taking it to a party, they have a stove i can do it in, or prepare at home and serve at room temp. thanks
Hi Cecilia, it can be served right from the oven or at room temperature!
JD Rockafellow says
Just finished making these. Waiting for them to set and cool was the hardest part. Delicious! Can’t wait to try your other recipes. ?
JD Rockafellow says
Just made this, and the most difficult part was waiting for it to set and cool. DELICIOUS! Can’t wait to try your other recipes. Thanks for sharing.?
Thank you so much, JD! Enjoy!
Hi this looks delicious and I would like to make it to put in Xmas baskets for gifts. But was wandering if it can be made ahead of time and froze till I need it. Thanks
Hi Patsylee! I have not tried freezing it, so I can’t say for sure unfortunately.
I literally LOL’d reading your intro to this recipe!
On the floor, side-splitting hilarious.
Can’t wait to try these 🙂
I’d love to make these and mail them to a friend. How would you recommend packaging them?
Hi Kim, I do have not tried mailing this before, and I only recommend eating it within 2 days, MAYBE 3 tops of making it. So unless you expedited the shipping, I don’t think this would ship particularly well. I apologize! However, if you do ship, in an airtight Ziploc bag would work.
Konni Andis says
I am simply crying from laughing at your Bayer commercial comments! I enjoyed it fully. But the real excitement comes with this bacon Crack! I am salivating already!?
Wow. I can’t believe how many people had trouble with this recipe! Made this morning to bring to a party tonight and I’m excited to say it came out perfectly. It’s so crisp I could pick up the whole batch in one piece to remove it from the cookie sheet to cut. I have a few tips that might help. I used a Silpat and Had NO sticking issues.The dough won’t stretch to the entire 15 x 10 pan, but stretch it as much as you can without tearing. The dough toward the center tends to be thicker so work it away from the center towards the edges/sides to make it more uniform. Don’t skimp when pricking with the fork. I also pricked all the way through ~ I think this helps the heat to crisp rhe dough. I drizzled the maple syrup and then spread it gently with a spatula to cover the dough so there were no little “pools.” Finally, bake it for, at least, the full 25 minutes. You will be tempted to take it out early because it looks done and you’re so excited but fight that urge. Take it out and let it rest and cool awhile. Cut in irregular pieces and fight for your share.
Made this and it’s too much brown sugar and syrup. Mine came out gooey not crunchy. Way to rich, could only eat a little bit . Maybe it’ll be better with less surger and syrup.
TDR – Looking SO forward to making this. And to make it extra healthy, I’ll use the new bacon brand I found (Niman Ranch) that uses NO nitrates/nitrites, the pigs live… well, pig lives, mamas give birth and nurse their babies til they’re ready to wean, their farmers build rooting pens outdoors so the pigs can do what pigs love to do, the pigs never know a cooped-up life, and then they’re butchered, and prepared to be ready for us and our recipes. They carry cured and uncured, applewood smoked, maple cured, and you can keep all the pepper-cured (too hot for me).
And now, an aspirin comment reply. I asked our family doc about starting an “aspirin regimen” and he told me I don’t need one. He also said that it’s not something everyone should just begin doing on their own, that some folks have unknown, underlying health issues, and that a simple baby aspirin a day could cause all kinds of troubles for them, from ulcers to bleeding out.
As far as I’ve seen, none of these ads tell you to ASK YOUR DOCTOR FIRST!!!!!
Do we see lawsuits in the very near future?
This looks amazing! I’m going to pass it along to my son.. he’ll love it.. and I will come up with a gluten free version.. thanks!
That is the best intro to a recipe I have ever read! I laughed my ass off, then I made and ate this crazy good addicting crack, and my ass is back ?
Thanks for the recipe and the giggles!
Georgia Langston says
I just finished making this for a Super Bowl Party, and I’m sure glad it wasn’t the only thing I was taking. I expected a crispy, sweet and salty toffee on top of a crunchy biscuit layer, and what I got is a gummy mess. I followed the recipe exactly, and it’s a complete fail. I’ve peeled it off of the parchment and am putting it back in the oven on a baking rack, in hopes of making it something I can take to the party, but it’s got a long way to go to be presentable.
Georgia, I’m so sorry that happened to you.
Made this today…SNOW DAY for the entire family. I was a huge hit. Thank you!
Woohoo! Enjoy the snow day, Jenn!
This is insanely delicious! …
Sarah Peterson says
Has anyone tried using saltime crackers instead of crescent rolls?
That could be really good, Sarah!
I made this tonight. Unfortunately it came out really soggy. ? And I followed the recipe to the tee.
Tiffani Wilson says
Sorry…this didn’t turn out for me and I followed the directions down to the baking time. Burned all the way through. Glad I didn’t have to buy bacon or brown sugar. I did have to buy maple syrup and crescent rolls though. I’m reallly sad about this. I hate for my home to smell like burnt food ?
Tiffani, I’m so sorry this didn’t work for you! I’m wondering if your oven is calibrated a little too hot?
Rain Holland says
How long does this recipe stay good for?
I would eat it within 1 day, 2 at the most.
LOL ! Bad commercials aside, I’m trying this recipe. Looks delicious,
But just to be safe I’ll keep my aspirin bottle handy ?
Made this yesterday for a golf group of 24. I cut strips with my pizza cutter and then cut those into smaller pieces. As word spread to its yumminess (this may not be a word but it sure fits this recipe) nothing was left on the platter. In fact, some people didn’t get to taste it. Now I’m on your website sending friends your URL. The recipe is easy to follow, fast to prepare and loved by all.
Sophia G says
OMG!! You are HILARIOUS! First time on site. I will be back. I came for the Maple Bacon Crack, which I’m making tomorrow for Super Bowl but I you had me at “I definitely wouldn’t be tipping that bitch, and that freaky shit would be written in my Yelp review.” I will be back to your site for the funny, rambling, but with a point, and clever writing. You’re an internet delight.
Can I make this in a 12” cast iron pan? Thanks for your answer.
Hi Brenda, I have not tried that but if you do and it works, please let me know!
I made these and cut them into pretty small pieces and added them alongside crackers and bread on a nice cheese board I put together recently. THEY WERE AMAZING ON IT. Along with cheeses I always add something dark choc, toasted nuts, dried fruit, jams, honey to make sure there are all flavors and textures represented. These little guys fit in perfectly!!! Offering chew, sweet, salty, smoky and crunch. I won’t make another cheese board without them! THank you for this unique but easy recipe!
Thanks for sharing! How far ahead of time could i make it?
Hi Vanessa, I would try to make it same day, but they can be served room temperature so you could do several hours prior to the event!
Would this work on saltines
Diane, I am pretty sure it would!
Do these need to be refrigerated for storing?
You can, yes, but they may get softer.
should this be crispy like a cracker? thanks!
Hi Susan, so it is kinda crisp but still kind of chewy as well. It depends how long it sets for after baking.
Hi! I made this and it was amazing! I used parchment and cooked 19 minutes before adding everything! Can I store this for two days and then throw in the toaster oven? Would it need to be refrigerated due to bacon?
Oh and I added cayenne pepper , but too much but that’s my own fault lol
Hi Miranda! You could totally refrigerate airtight and re-crisp in the toaster oven.
I followed this recipe to the letter but I found that there was eithe too much maple syrup or the crescent rolls weren’t the right dough for the job. After following the directions and cooking it for the suggested length of time, I found the dough gooey even though it was cooked and this I believe is due to excess liquid. It was delishious despite not turning out like expected. Next time I think I will use either a pizza crust where I can control the thickness of the dough or maybe a naan bread.. The only other issue I had with the tube of Pillsbury crescent rolls was getting the wrapper off . It was like trying to break into Fort Knox Lol.
I made these for Christmas night and it was a huge hit and very easy. I typically don’t eat things like this and I personally couldn’t get enough. I’m happy I came across this recipe. Thank you for sharing!
Lisa K says
This is IT! I par-baked the crescent dough. Put spices on half; cracked black pepper, cayenne, cardamom & cinnamon. The other half got dark & semi sweet chocolate chips and sliced almonds. This could be breakfast, lunch, dinner AND dessert! LOL
I came across this recipe and it looked sooo good that I decided to try it. I did exactly as the instructions stated to do, measurements and all. The center pieces were a little chewy but by no means mushy. I did let it sit for about 10 to 15 minutes, then I used a pizza cutter to slice it on a diagonal, I then removed all the end pieces because they were perfect and now bc I had more room on the sheet pan I spread the remaining of them out and put them back in the oven on 350 for 15 minutes. Next time I will probably pre bake the crust for a little bit. Oh, and because I love everything spicy ( can’t help it, that’s the Cajun in me, Louisiana) I sprinkled a little cayenne pepper on top before baking . I can say this recipe did not disappoint, this is a keeper for sure. Thank you.
Love this Maple Caramel Bacon Crack, seems so delicious , will love to make this one . Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.