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Try This Cheesy Bacon Holiday Crack For Festive Appetiser

Cheesy Bacon Holiday Crack

The time to start planning the festive menu is now here, from Christmas turkey to New year’s favourite appetizers, while you doing these, can I ask you to add this special appetiser to your festive menu and thank me later?.  It’s an easy to make snack or appetiser ‘Cheesy Bacon Holiday Crack’ that’s is such a great menu to serve up this season. The recipe was found at Half Baked Harvest and I believe it’s a recipe worth a try.

Christmas and Newyear are only four weeks away and putting everything in place at this stage is not so bad if you’re the biggest holiday freak. This appetiser is so addictive, the sweet, salty, and cheesy taste will keep having you, friends and family going back for more. It’s so simple and crunchy!

Cheesy Bacon Holiday Crack
Half Baked Harvest

When it comes to planning your festive menu, keeping things simple is always the key, with that, you don’t get overwhelmed with the size of what’s ahead. That’s is why this savory holiday crack is such a perfect way to get your tastebud ready for the main course including your guests and family. All you need to do is put all the ingredients in one pan, bake for 10 minutes, and voila! ready to serve. So easy and very delicious.

The recipe is so perfect for Christmas parties, Christmas dinners, Newyear’s eve parties, Newyear’s day parties and it’s only an appetiser.

Here is the recipe below:


Serves Up To 16 – You can increase the quantity if you’re entertaining a large crowd this festive season.

20 slices thick-cut bacon chopped (If you can’t find a ready chopped option, you can buy strips of whole bacon and chop it into your desired sizes).
2 bags of Kettle Brand Black Pepper or Sea Salt Potato Chips
2  cups of shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 of cup brown sugar
1/2  cup maple syrup
1-2 spoons of teaspoon cayenne pepper
Rosemary for garnish

How To:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  2. Take your bacon, rinse for extra precaution, then cook the bacon in a large skillet over high heat until the fat turns to oil and the bacon is just beginning to turn to crispy golden, this should take approx 5-6 minutes. once ready, pour the bacon out onto a paper towel-lined plate to drain the excess oil
  3. Take out the potato chips and arrange them on the prepared baking sheet, sprinkle all of the brown sugar evenly over the chips, drizzle the maple syrup evenly over the chips and add the cheese and bacon methodically on each chip so you won’t have to break the chips into too many tiny pieces when ready. For extra flavour, sprinkle all of the cayenne pepper on top then transfer it into the oven. Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes, ensure the bacon is crisp and the cheese is melted.
  4. Once Ready, Remove from the oven, then break the chips into chunky pieces, try and preserve the size of the original chips as much as possible. Serve warm or at room temperature. Leftovers can be kept in the fridge.
  5. Enjoy!

Nutritional Value:

Calories Per Serving: 198 kcal.

Shop The Ingredients:

M&S Select Farms British 10 Smoked Back Bacon Rashers 300g


Select Farms British 10 Smoked Back Bacon Rashers 300g

£2.25 at Ocado

Kettle Chips Lightly Salted 150g


Chips Lightly Salted 150g

Was £2.00 Now £1.25 at Ocado

Kettle Chips Sea Salt & Crushed Black Peppercorns 150g


Chips Sea Salt & Crushed Black Peppercorns 150g

Was £2.00 Now £1.25 at Ocado

KETTLE Chips Gardeners' Classic Rosemary & Sea Salt 150g


Chips Gardeners’ Classic Rosemary & Sea Salt 150g

Was £2.00, Now £1.25 at Ocado

Cathedral City Grated Cheese 180g


City Grated Cheese 180g

£1.75 at Ocado

Billington's Light Brown Soft Sugar 500g


Light Brown Soft Sugar 500g

£1.50 at Ocado

M&S Organic Canadian Maple Syrup 330g


Organic Canadian Maple Syrup 330g

£6.50 at Ocado

Bart Cayenne Pepper 36g


Cayenne Pepper 36g

£2.20 at Ocado

Ocado British Growing Rosemary


British Growing Rosemary

£1.25 at Ocado






By Lola Joseph
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.  Please consult your nutritionist before trying something new.
Image Courtesy: Half Baked Harvest