Maple Bacon Caramel Crack

This Maple Bacon Caramel Crack is sweet and smoky with a butter crust of crescent roll dough. This sweet and savory recipe makes a great appetizer, breakfast, or brunch item.

pieces of maple bacon caramel crack stacked on top of each other on a plate.

Everything’s better with bacon, isn’t it? We think so. We love bacon in breakfast, brunch, lunch, and, of course, appetizer recipes. Really, bacon makes everything better! That’s why we love this recipe. It’s loaded with bacon, and we serve it for every occasion and every meal. We just love serving it whenever we can.

pieces of maple bacon caramel crack stacked on top of each other on a plate.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It only uses 4 simple ingredients.
  • It’s an easy recipe that even beginners can make.
  • The brown sugar and bacon are delicious with the buttery crescent dough.
  • It’s a versatile recipe you can serve with any meal or as an appetizer.


bowls of bacon, brown sugar, maple syrup, and a tube of crescent rolls.

You’ll only need 4 ingredients to make this recipe, and you might just have them all in your kitchen right now!

All 4 of the ingredients are listed here, but you can find their exact amounts in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • Crescent rolls
  • Bacon
  • Brown sugar
  • Maple syrup

🔪 How to Make Maple Bacon Caramel Crack

Making this recipe is a simple, straightforward affair. It only takes a few minutes and a few simple steps!

Step 1: Prep

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

crescent roll dough spread out on a baking dish with the seams pinched together.

Step 2: Make the Crescent Dough Base

Unroll the crescent rolls and pinch the seams together to create a large, rectangular layer of dough. Prick the dough all over with a fork to prevent bubbling.

bacon being cooked in a large skillet.

Step 3: Cook the Bacon

Precooked the bacon until it’s almost a dark pink color. Place the bacon on a plate lined with paper towels.

maple bacon crack on a baking dish ready for the oven.

Step 4: Layer the Crack

Drizzle half the maple syrup over the dough, then sprinkle half the brown sugar over the dough. Spread the bacon evenly over the dough, then drizzle the rest of the syrup over the bacon and top with the rest of the brown sugar.

maple bacon caramel crack cooling in a parchment paper lined baking dish.

Step 5: Bake

Bake the maple bacon caramel crack for about 25 minutes until the bacon is crispy and caramelized. Cool for 10 minutes and cut into squares.


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Add a little cayenne for a spicy kick.
  • Use your favorite brand and variety of bacon for this recipe.
  • Try using honey in place of maple syrup for a different flavor.

If you love candied recipes that combine sweet and savory flavors, you’ll enjoy these Instant Pot candied nuts.

🥄 Equipment

  • Measuring cup
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
uncut maple bacon caramel crack on a piece of parchment paper.

🥫 Storage

Store this recipe for up to 5 days in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. For longer storage, wrap the pieces in plastic wrap and freeze them for up to 3 months in an air-tight, freezer-safe container.

Serve With

Serve this maple bacon caramel crack with your other favorite appetizers as part of a larger spread at gatherings. It also makes a great addition to your next breakfast.

💭 Tips

  • Cook your bacon until it’s just shy of done. It will crisp in the oven.
  • Be sure to prick the crescent dough all over so it doesn’t bubble as it bakes.
  • For the best flavor, use real maple syrup.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What is maple bacon caramel crack?

Maple bacon caramel crack is an appetizer or breakfast recipe made with a crescent roll base topped with candied bacon.

What is the best bacon for maple bacon caramel crack?

Any bacon will work, but thick-cut bacon makes for an incredible, crispy, meaty, bacon layer.

Why do I have to let this crack cool?

You may want to eat this right out of the oven, but the bacon needs at least 10 minutes to finish crisping. Don’t rush it!

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🧾Recipe Card

Want to make this recipe? Print the recipe card below, or pin this recipe, so you can find it later.

pieces of maple bacon caramel crack stacked on top of each other on a plate.

Maple Bacon Caramel Crack

This maple bacon caramel crack features a crescent roll base topped with a sweet and smoky bacon mix. It makes a great appetizer or breakfast.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 552kcal


  • measuring cup
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper


  • 8 ounces crescent roll dough
  • 1 pound bacon
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, I used a pan that was about 9 x 14.
  • Unroll the crescent rolls and pinch together seams to form a large, connected, layer of dough.
  • Use a fork to prick the dough, to avoid bubbling.
  • Precook your bacon, just enough that it is almost done – a dark pink color, but you do not want it to be crispy. It will get crispy in the oven. Drain the oil from bacon with paper towels.
  • Drizzle half of the maple syrup over the dough, then sprinkle about half of the brown sugar on the dough.
  • Add the bacon, spread evenly over the dough.
  • Drizzle the rest of the syrup over the bacon and top it off with the rest of the brown sugar.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes until bacon is crispy and caramelized. Wait about 10 minutes to cool before cutting into it, good luck fighting everyone off that long!


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 552kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 805mg | Potassium: 186mg | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

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