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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 and Father’s Day tradition in our home. It’s a sure-fire hit to surprise the loved ones in your life!

Sweet bacon roses on skewers displayed in a mason jar.

How to Make Perfect Bacon Roses

Preheat Oven

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.
  • Bacon may be lowered fat, but should be fatty enough for the swirl of color.
Bacon strips on a wooden carving board with brown sugar and toothpicks.


Skewers, Tooth Picks, Muffin Tin, Vase

You will also want to have wood skewers and toothpicks on hand, along with a muffin tin (regular or mini size) for baking.

ingredients to make bacon roses

3 Steps to Making Bacon Roses

Step 1: Rolling Bacon Roses

Begin Skewering: Thread your bacon strip through your skewer on one end, then roll up tightly about one-third of the way.

Rolling up bacon strips with toothpicks.

Rose Shape Twist: Now, here’s my special twist to really help our Bacon Roses look like roses. Simply twist your bacon strip counter-clockwise to make the rose petals easily form little points. My video tutorial (see below) helps you see the exact motion and direction I twirled to make my bacon flowers look realistic.

Bacon roses rolled up with toothpicks prior to baking.

Secure with Toothpicks: 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.

Rolled up bacon roses in a muffin tin before baking.

Step 2: Make Bacon Sweet

  • My special touch to sweeten this appetizer is lightly sprinkling the bacon buds with a pinch of brown sugar.
  • The small amount of sugar crystallizes and melts into your bacon.
  • The sugar makes them extra fragrant, 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 of 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes;
  • Remove from oven and place muffin tin on wire rack to cool;
  • If your brown sugar has not completely melted into your roses, simply spoon some of the bacon grease from the bottom of the tin over your rose buds;
  • Once your bacon roses have completely cooled, remove toothpicks and place them on your skewers and create your bouquet.
Bacon roses in muffin tin with brown sugar sprinkled on top.

Keep refrigerated.

Serving suggestion: I like using small mason and milk jars as vases to easily display them upright.

I hope you are inspired to whip up some Bacon Roses, too!

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bacon roses bouquet

How to make bacon roses

Sweet Bacon Roses Bouquet

Yield: Serves 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

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


  • Bacon 12 oz
  • Brown Sugar 1/4 cup


  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. Remove from oven and cool muffin tin on a wire rack.
  9. Once cooled, remove toothpicks and skewer.
  10. Serve warm or cooled.


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.

Keep refrigerated.

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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