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Sweet Bacon Roses Bouquet

Bacon Roses are a yummy twist on the traditional floral gift! You’ll love to see how to easily bake these clever sweet treats with an extra special touch.

Why pay for a Bacon Rose delivery? This is a quick appetizer and thoughtful idea for parties that is a Valentine’s Day tradition in our home.

bacon roses bouquet

HOW TO MAKE PERFECT BACON ROSES

Begin by allowing your oven to preheat to 375 degrees Fahrenheit while you are creating your bacon rosebuds.

My bacon recipe calls for just two easy ingredients: Bacon and Brown Sugar. I prefer using 40% less fat bacon. I want the bacon to be fatty enough for the swirl of color, but keep it as healthy as possible.

You will also want to have wood skewers and toothpicks on hand, along with a muffin tin for baking. This is a sure-fire hit to surprise the loved ones in your life.

INGREDIENTS: Bacon & Brown Sugar.

MATERIALS: Skewers, Tooth Picks, Muffin Tin, Vase

ingredients to make bacon roses

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STEP 1: Rolling Bacon Roses

Begin by threading your bacon through your skewer on one end, then roll up tightly about one-third of the way.

Now, here’s my special twist to really help our Bacon Roses look like roses. We simply twist our bacon strip clockwise to make the rose petals easily form little points. My video tutorial helps you see the exact motion and direction I twirled to make my bacon flowers look so realistic.

Lastly, secure with a toothpick or two on the bottom of your rose. Continue rolling the rest of your bacon roses, then place them in a muffin tin. This is my favorite way to bake them. Your rosebuds remain standing upward as they are sizzling and baking in their own juices.

baking bacon roses in a muffin tin

STEP 2: Make Bacon Sweet

My special ingredient is to lightly sprinkle them with a pinch of brown sugar. The small amount of sugar crystallizes and melts into your bacon. This makes them extra delicious and sweet, just like a real rose!

Looking to make candied bacon roses? Dip and smother them into a lot of brown sugar for a hard candy coating.

sprinkle brown sugar on bacon roses in a muffin tin

STEP 3: Bake Bacon Roses in the Oven

Bake in your preheated oven of375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.

Once they have cooled, place them on your skewers and create your bouquet. I like using small mason and milk jars as vases to easily display them upright.

baking bacon roses

I hope you enjoyed my first little cooking recipe and are inspired to whip up some Bacon Roses, too!


How to make Sweet Bacon Roses
How to make bacon roses

Sweet Bacon Roses Bouquet

Yield: Serves 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Bacon Roses are a yummy twist on the traditional floral gift!

Ingredients

  • Bacon 12 oz
  • Dark Brown Sugar 1/4 cup

Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Thread bacon strip through toothpick on one end, then roll up tightly about one-third of the way.
  3. Twist bacon strip clockwise to make the rose petals easily form little points.
  4. Secure bacon rosebud with a toothpick or two on the bottom of your rose. 
  5. Continue rolling all bacon strips into rose-shaped buds, then place them in a muffin tin.
  6. Sprinkle bacon roses with a pinch of brown sugar.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Serve warm or cooled.

Notes

Display Idea: Want to surprise your loved ones with an entire Bouquet of Bacon Roses? Attach the bottom of each bud onto a long wooden skewer, then place into a vase or mason jar.

Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 147Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 28mgSodium 478mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 0gSugar 4gProtein 10g
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