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Stephanie’s Bacon Bow Ties

A plate of bacon bowtie snacks with a cracker base, bacon, and crumbly brown sugar topping

I’m not quite certain how these Bacon Bow Ties should be classified. Are they an appetizer? A cookie? Or maybe just some kind of delightful sin…which somehow feels appropriate, considering this recipe comes from our pastor’s wife. ;)

Stephanie introduced our family to these incredible 2-bite pieces of bacon amazingness on Labor Day, at a backyard barbecue that she and her husband hosted. Although Tom and Stephanie certainly proved their way around the kitchen and outdoor grills, these little babies are what left me swooning.

They’re crunchy. They’re chewy. They’re an awesome mix of sweet and savory, with brown sugar slowly baked and caramelized on the salty smoky bacon.

And of course, I couldn’t leave well enough alone when making the bacon bow ties at home myself. All I could think about was…“How would these taste with a little dark chocolate?!”

a pile of bacon bow ties drizzled with chocolate on a white plate



I think both words are absolutely perfect descriptions.

These bacon bow ties are a sweet and savory bacon recipe you won't want to miss.

Stephanie’s Bacon Bow Ties

prep time: 20 minutes
cook time: 3 hours
total time: 3 hours 20 minutes
They’re an awesome mix of sweet and savory, with brown sugar slowly baked and caramelized on the salty smoky bacon.
4.7 Stars (3 Reviews)


  • about 30 multigrain Club Crackers
  • 1 lb. bacon at room temperature
  • 2 to 3 c. brown sugar I used closer to 2 cups


  • Preheat oven to 250° F. Prepare a large rimmed baking pan by lining it with foil and then placing a wire baking rack on the foil. Or use a broiler pan.
  • Make sure the bacon is at room temperature, as it helps the brown sugar soak in better. Cut bacon slices in half and stretch each piece around the middle of a cracker. Pack brown sugar all around the bacon so it is heavily coated. Place on wire rack. Bake for 2 to 3 hours (Stephanie bakes for the full 3 hours).
  • To top with chocolate, melt chocolate chips and butter over low heat until almost completely melted. Do not overheat. Remove from heat and stir until completely smooth. With a spoon, drizzle chocolate over desired amount of (already baked) bacon bow ties. Let set.


From the recipe box of Stephanie Pfotenhauer, originally a popular recipe at her home church in Florida.

Nutrition Information:

Serving: 1 Calories: 222kcal Carbohydrates: 37g Protein: 5g Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 2g Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 15mg Sodium: 296mg Sugar: 35g
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14 comments on “Stephanie’s Bacon Bow Ties”

  1. Girl, you have got quit, lol. I’m going to live in my kitchen! My daughters, who all are adults mind you, will be trying these tonight or tomorrow night. I’m a vegetarian so I don’t eat bacon. I remember it’s taste well, though:) I imagine these are decadent and just too addictive. I’ll let you know what they think!

  2. never heard of anything like this, but they sounds wonderful! i love brown sugar on anything, so i’m sure this will be a winner for me!

    have a super week!

  3. I’ve never seen anything like this. What a enticing appetizer and right up the alley of irresistible for all of us bacon lovers. Sinfully delicious all right!

  4. Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies

    I’ve never been a huge fan of bacon with chocolate… but bacon with brown sugar is amazingly delicious! What a fun snack!

  5. Becca - Cookie Jar Treats

    These look really interesting. It looks like a cookie but the ingredients say snack… Maybe it gives me an excuse to have a cookie for a mid afternoon snack :P