From guacamole to brownies, everything’s better with bacon.

By F&W Editors
Updated May 24, 2017
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1. Maple-Glazed Peanuts & Bacon

How do you upgrade roasted nuts? With maple syrup and bacon.

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How do you upgrade roasted nuts? With maple syrup and bacon.

2. Pimento Cheese & Bacon Crostini

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Make the pimento cheese ahead of time for this fun game day snack.

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Make the pimento cheese ahead of time for this fun game day snack.

3. Grant’s Mac and Cheese

Star chef Grant Achatz’s version of the classic comfort food features paprika (to enhance the color of the sauce) and lots of smoky, crisp bacon bits.
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Star chef Grant Achatz’s version of the classic comfort food features paprika (to enhance the color of the sauce) and lots of smoky, crisp bacon bits.

4. Bacon Guacamole

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It doesn’t get much better than this crispy, salty, smoky guac.

5. Bacon-Bourbon Brownies with Pecans

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These rich brownies are studded with bacon and pecans and bacon fat mixed into the batter makes them extra smoky.

6. Bacon Candy

Crispy, sweet and salty, this three-ingredient snack is ready in just 25 minutes.
| Credit: JOHN KERNICK

Bacon, chile powder and light brown sugar is all you need for this tasty party food.

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Bacon, chile powder and light brown sugar is all you need for this tasty party food.

7. Maple-Bacon Chicken Wings

Crispy bacon bits and maple-bacon glaze take chicken wings to the next level.
| Credit: TODD PORTER & DIANE CU

Crispy bacon bits and maple-bacon glaze take chicken wings to the next level.