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Maple Caramel Bacon Crack Bites

Maple Caramel Bacon Crack Bites

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 30 1x


Indulge, in the allure of Maple Caramel Bacon Crack Bites, where the delicate phyllo cups meet the smoky essence of bacon all elegantly intertwined with the luscious embrace of maple and brown sugar. This recipe offers an interplay of textures and flavors delivering a crunch followed by a heavenly caramelized sensation that simply melts in your mouth. It’s not an appetizer; it serves as a catalyst for engaging conversations blending charm with gourmet sophistication to elevate your gatherings. Each bite takes you on a journey, through both savory landscapes leaving your guests mesmerized and yearning for more.



2 (15 count packages) frozen phyllo cups (30 total)

1 pound regular-cut bacon (any flavor/smoke preference), cut in half cross-wise

3/4 c brown sugar

1/2 c maple syrup (pancake or real maple syrup)


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet, with parchment paper. Lightly spray it with cooking oil. Place the cups on the sheet.

In a skillet cook the bacon until it is almost done but not crispy, aiming for a chewy texture. Once cooked drain off any grease. Finely chop the bacon into small pieces.

Add half a teaspoon of sugar and drizzle an amount of maple syrup into each phyllo cup. Fill the cups with the chopped bacon mounding it up nicely.

Sprinkle the remaining sugar, over the bacon-filled cups. Bake them in the preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes. Until the phyllo cups become crisp and golden while ensuring that your bacon is cooked just right according to your preference.

Allow these delightful bites to cool for 5 minutes before serving. Now you can savor them. Enjoy their deliciousness!


You’ll be pleased to know that you can easily turn these Maple Caramel Bacon Crack Bites into a gluten-free treat, with a touch of culinary ingenuity. The key is to swap out the cups, which typically contain gluten. Instead why not try making your own cups using gluten-free pastry dough? You can find this dough at health food stores. Simply shape it into muffin tins for bite-sized cups. Alternatively if you want to get creative you can use sliced and baked potatoes or zucchini as the base, for your cups. They’re naturally gluten-free options that add a unique twist!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes