Bourbon Bacon Crunch Cake

Yep, bacon is now for dessert, too! Bacon is cooked with brown sugar and the whipping cream is flavored with bourbon to make this delicious dessert.

Photo by Thomas H.
Adapted from tablespoon.com

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

240

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

240

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

Adapted from tablespoon.com

Ingredients

  • 8

    slices of bacon

  • 2

    tablespoons bourbon

  • 2

    tablespoons light brown sugar

  • 1

    (12-pack) box Nature Valley™ crunchy granola bars

  • 6

    tablespoons butter, melted

  • 1/3

    cup sugar

  • 2

    (8-ounce) blocks cream cheese, softened

  • 1

    (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1

    (8-ounce) container extra creamy whipped topping

  • 1

    tablespoon bourbon

Directions

Brown Sugar Bourbon Bacon: Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line baking sheet with non-stick tin foil or parchment paper. Lay strips of bacon on lined baking sheet. Use a pastry brush to brush bourbon over slices of bacon, then sprinkle brown sugar evenly over each slice. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until bacon is evenly cooked and crispy. Remove from pan, set on a paper towel, and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Finely chop bacon once cooled. Crust: Crush granola bars into very small pieces. Combine crushed granola bars with butter and sugar. Pour half of the crumbs into the bottom of an 8x8-inch pan that has either been lined with non-stick tin foil or buttered well. Reserve remaining crumbs to top the filling. Filling and Assembly: Beat together cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, whipped topping, almond extract and rum. Stir in 2/3 of the chopped bacon. Spread over the crust. Sprinkle reserved crumbs and remaining bacon over top. Cover and freeze for at least 3 hours before serving. Cut into 9 squares and serve.

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