Bacon Hearts

Hello hello! Last Valentine’s Day I shared my super budget gift for my hubs: heart shaped bacon! Yup! So easy… so simple. And, he loved it! (of course… it’s bacon). I will be making these again this year… you know it! So, I wanted to share how I did this again… that way you can share this goodness with your loved ones. <3

How I made this treasure:
Bacon of Hearts
– 12 slices of bacon
Preheat oven to 400. Cut your bacon slices in half. Use 2 pieces of the cut in half bacon and 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 however you’d like for your loved one. Extra credit if you dip the bacon in chocolate! Yum! This year I think I’ll put these bacon hearts on a yummy homemade ceasar salad.
I do hope you enjoy! P.S. Even the pioneer woman liked my bacon hearts… that made my day. Woo hoo! Let me know if you’ll be making these!

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63 Comments on "Bacon Hearts"

January 3, 2015

Does the pan need to be greased? I tried these and they totally stuck to the pan and broke to pieces. I thought they'd produce enough on their own. I want it to work so bad!

January 12, 2015

I've never greased the pan, but maybe you could give it a try? If you use thin bacon it may break easier. I have a store we get our bacon and it's always thicker and floppy (perfect for bacon hearts).

February 14, 2014

would chicken bacon work or does it have to be original bacon? thanks!

February 16, 2014

I'm not sure. I've only ever tried pork. :)


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March 22, 2013

Once the bacon is baked, does it hold the heart shape?
I'm not at all bacon-savvy, so I would like some bacon knowledge! (:

March 23, 2013

It should. BUT, When I buy more "stiff" bacon… it doesn't hold it's shape. That's sounds weird, but more pliable bacon is best. :)

February 11, 2013

Ok, I am pretty cooking illiterate…. How would you dip these in chocolate? Since they are just laid on top of each other to bake, wouldn't they fall apart? I LOVE the idea though, we had chocolate covered bacon a few years ago for christmas, they were amazing! I would live to make these for my hubby for Valentines :)

February 11, 2013

Hmmm… well, this will depend on the type of bacon. I have had issues with some bacon being too… tough? It wouldn't hold it's shape. You'll need floppy bacon. That will work best. Press the intersected bacon heart parts together. Baking should "glue them".

BUT, I feel if you're dipping them in chocolate you might want to use a skewer to hold it together. Soak your skewer in water for about an hour (so it doesn't burn in the oven) and skewer the intersected bacon parts. Bake. Dip in chocolate. I hope that works! Good luck!

February 10, 2013

My nine year old daughter and I are making these for my husband this morning for breakfast. He will love them!! Thanks for the idea!


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