Bacon hearts recipe.

What do you do for your sweetheart when you’re on a budget for Valentine’s Day… and, you are not a chef and only sort of know how to work the oven? How about Valentine’s bacon? Yes! Need a bacon hearts recipe? Ok!

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Bacon of Hearts

– 12 slices of bacon (this wont work with stiff bacon, it sorta needs to be loose and floppy. Ha!)

– … that’s it!

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400. Cut your bacon slices in half. Using two pieces of the cut in half bacon… shape them into a heart on a sheet pan (make sure this pan has sides so the grease doesn’t get all over your oven!). Bake for 18 – 25 minutes (or until done). Serve on a fancy plate or a pretty box and share with your loved one. Extra credit if you dip the bacon in chocolate! Yum!

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Above is what I had waiting for Mike when he got home from work… a glass of wine, a card from Ruari, a smelly candle, some cheap chocolate and an amazing bacon heart! Ha ha. Mike made VERY yummy steak with blue cheese, rice, and salad (topped with a bacon heart) for me for Valentine’s day… along with some ice cream sandwiches. Valentine’s on a budget! Perfect. I hope you all enjoyed your day! Whether you celebrate Valentine’s or not.

Side note awesome: Dip these bad boys into some chocolate. Yes. Chocolate covered heart bacon.

2013 update: I’ve shared some tips to get the perfect bacon hearts for your Valentine’s this year. Check them out here!

– Chelsey

 

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25 Comments on "Bacon hearts recipe."


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August 14, 2013

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Cinny
February 15, 2013

SO Cute! I finally tried this this morning but some of them came apart. I think using thicker bacon might help with getting them to stand up like yours. I also sprinkled them with a tiny bit of brown sugar and cayenne pepper… OH MY!

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February 16, 2013

Brown sugar and cayenne? Oh man! Yum!

Also… I've learned that some bacon just doesn't work. Some of it just needs to be "floppy".

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Kimberly Lynch
November 24, 2012

I am making this right now. I folded the slices in half (long ways) since they were a little on the thin side and I covered the plans in foil to prevent burning.

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November 25, 2012

Good idea! Enjoy!

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Jessica Collins
February 14, 2012

I made them this morning 😛
Except I ended up using two strips of bacon for each heart instead of cutting them in half. I couldn't get the half-strips to stay like yours did!

Thanks again for the cute idea. :)

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February 14, 2012

Very cute! Yay!