Aunt Chi-Chi's Christmas Crack - Bacon Crackers

Aunt Chi-Chi’s Christmas Crack – Bacon Crackers

 

This most delicious appetizer is made from 3 simple ingredients – brown sugar, bacon and Club crackers. They are a tradition at our house for every Christmas party and they’re so addictive — you can’t stop eating them — my travel hag girlfriends nicknamed it “Christmas Crack.”It doesn’t matter if you make 50 or 150, they will be devoured. My Aunt Chi-Chi gave me this recipe years ago.  Enjoy!

 Ingredients:

2 packages of Keebler Club Crackers
1 lb bacon
Loose brown sugar

Preheat oven to 250. Separate each club cracker and lay them individually on a cookie sheet (salt side up).

Cut raw bacon slices into pieces the size of the club cracker and lay one piece on top of each cracker.

Sprinkle each bacon cracker with brown sugar and place in preheated 250-degree oven for one hour.

Remove immediately (they will stick and be ruined if you don’t).

Cool on wire racks. Serve them warm or store them to be served later.

They will turn out golden brown. So delicious.

TIPS:

If you make the bacon slices too big (bigger than the cracker) the grease seeps into the cracker and they don’t crisp up. This make you think they’re not done. Turning up the oven will burn them and you’ll end up ditching them all. Get the leanest bacon you can, and make the slice smaller than the cracker.

Be sure to preheat the oven. The crackers need to go into a hot oven.

You can also use the pourable Domino’s brown sugar. This is easier, but the taste isn’t near as rich (in our opinion).

Merry Christmas!

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