Sweet and Spicy Bacon Crackers

December 14, 2023

 

 

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Crackers

The best thing about bacon crackers besides their amazing taste is that you literally don’t have to measure anything out. There is absolutely no appetizer or finger food I would choose over bacon crackers, including sausage balls! Here is how I make em!
5 from 6 votes
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Servings: 60 Cracker

Ingredients

  • 1 lb bacon (not thick cut)
  • Club crackers
  • BBQ Rub KosmosQ Hot Dirty Bird
  • brown sugar
  • red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Get a baking sheet with a wire rack and line with crackers.
  • Cut 1lb of bacon into 4 sections and place 1 slice on each cracker.
  • Sprinkle with brown sugar, BBQ seasoning, and red pepper flake.
  •  Bake in a preheated oven at 350 °F until the bacon is cooked through (25-30min).
  • Use a spatula to remove each cracker bc they will sometimes stick.  Enjoy!

Video

Notes

Use whatever bbq rub you prefer but I always go back to KosmosQ “Hot Dirty Bird” for these. I don’t measure anything, just eyeball it. So easy and absolutely amazing!

55 Comments

  1. Robert McCann

    Making these tomorrow! Thanks homie.

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    • Matt Ramsey

      🙌🙌🙌

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      • Lara Flanagan

        How do you keep the bacon from curling and exposing the cracker. My bacon is raw and the cracker is burned! 😭

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        • Matt Ramsey

          Let your bacon sit out just a little while. Cold bacon ends to curl up more.

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    • Carrie

      Try this with crack dip game changer I promise u

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      • Spring Young

        Making these today! I wanted to try the dirty bird rub but this time I’m using what I have on hand. Can’t wait!!

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        • Matt Ramsey

          Hope you enjoy!

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    • Suzanne

      5 stars
      This was even on my birthday. Thank you for the nice special recipe.

      Reply
  2. Donna

    My mouth is watering just looking at these! Going to have to make some this weekend if I can find club crackers! The store was OUT last trip!

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    • Matt Ramsey

      Townhouse should work as well!

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      • Donna Kish

        In the oven on Ritz Crackers just now! So excited to try them!

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        • Rick Comp

          What tempature?

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          • Matt Ramsey

            350

      • Spring Young

        Making these today! I wanted to try the dirty bird rub but this time I’m using what I have on hand. Can’t wait!!

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  3. Deb Merkel

    This looks amazing!! I’m SO going to try this! I’ve never bought that BBQ rub that you mentioned, can you give an idea of something comparable that can be purchased at Walmart or a grocery store? Thanks! Can’t wait to try it!!

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    • Matt Ramsey

      Any rub you like will work. I like this one bc it has a little heat to it. Might be able to find this one at Walmart.

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    • Kim

      5 stars
      Hey Deb! Same for me because I don’t grill. Did you end up finding something to use? I really want to make these! TIA!

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  4. Mike Feldpausch

    I’ve made this recipe several times. Everyone loves it

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    • Matt Ramsey

      Addictive!!

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  5. Michael/Lisa

    Do you serve these warm? Can they be made ahead of time?

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    • Matt Ramsey

      You can def make them ahead of time. I personally prefer them room temp.

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    • Avery

      How do you store these when they are done?

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      • Matt Ramsey

        They are ok on the counter for a bit but prob best to store in the fridge overnight!

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  6. Mike Borysewicz

    5 stars
    First off Merry Christmas!! I made these last Christmas and was asked to make them again this yea they were a huge hit!!! Just curious, does it matter if it’s dark brown or light brown sugar Is it a preference thing or just whatever you have on hand??

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    • Matt Ramsey

      Merry Christmas! I think either would be fine. I typically have light in the pantry, though.

      Reply
  7. Jen

    Wonder how it would be with the everything spice sprinkled on them?

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    • Matt Ramsey

      Tasty!

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  8. Evelyn Scott

    How would the spicy ranch dressing work?

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    • Matt Ramsey

      Would be good for dipping.

      Reply
  9. Susan Eads

    5 stars
    These are So Delish! Warning!! Addicting!
    They taste So Damn Good you’ll want to make them Every weekend!

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    • Matt Ramsey

      Glad you enjoyed!

      Reply
  10. Joslin

    We are making these now for a get together tonight. How do you store any leftovers?

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    • Matt Ramsey

      Prob best to put them in the fridge.

      Reply
  11. Fred

    Amazing recipe. Making these for the Super Bowl party tomorrow. Can they be made a day ahead, or will they get soggy?

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    • Matt Ramsey

      Yes! I make em night before or morning of pretty often!

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      • Alicia

        Do you reheat them or serve cold

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        • Matt Ramsey

          Preference, I like them both ways!

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    • Melanie Maddox

      Same. How long can they sit out for?

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      • Matt Ramsey

        I leave em out for a few hours. Prob best to store in fridge overnight.

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  12. Phillip Pennell

    I’m making these today for the Superbowl tomorrow 😁

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    • Matt Ramsey

      Awesome, hope you love em!

      Reply
  13. Kylie

    Any tips for how you kept the bacon flat on the cracker when they cooked? Making these tmrw for super bowl!

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    • Matt Ramsey

      Try letting it set out and warm up just a bit before putting on the crackers.

      Reply
  14. Jason Dittel

    What if you don’t have a wire rack

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    • Matt Ramsey

      My fear is they might get soggy with the fat rendering down and nowhere to escape. The crackers would just be sitting in the excess.

      Reply
  15. Alysia

    Can you use a baking sheet without an wire rack?

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    • Matt Ramsey

      My fear is they might get soggy with the fat rendering down and nowhere to escape. The crackers would just be sitting in the excess.

      Reply
  16. Maureen

    Making these tonight! They look insane Can’t wait to try! Go chiefs I guess 😂

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  17. Britney

    We are making these today for our lil family super bowl party 😍😍😍

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  18. Kirk

    I like the thick cut bacon and a piece of pickled jalapeno on the top. I have used the townhouse brand crackers, but the Walmart version hold up better.

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  19. Jordan

    5 stars
    Love the recipe tasty spicy I added a dab of sliced jalapeño on all of them perfect!! Keep up the good recipes

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  20. Annie L Lowther

    5 stars
    Is there a way to keep these for a few days?

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    • Matt Ramsey

      In the fridge they would be fine. They don’t usually last one at our house, though. 😂

      Reply
  21. Megan

    So glad I stumbled on this recipe! Every time I make these, they’re the first thing gone! Perfect for a party

    Reply
    • Matt Ramsey

      Love to hear it!

      Reply

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