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Bacon is one of the most versatile ingredients around. The rich flavor is perfect on its own, atop a baked potato, hidden in a casserole, and even in sweet dishes and desserts. The melt-in-your-mouth texture lends itself to a variety of uses and these sweet treats use bacon as the perfect counterbalance to the other sugary ingredients in them. Here are 6 desserts that use bacon- and every single one of them are must-try recipes!

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Maple Bacon Upside Down Cake

Maple Bacon Upside Down Cake

We’ve all had pineapple upside down cake, but made with bacon and pecans instead of fruit this cake is a whole other kind of delicious. Get the recipe right here.

Bacon S’mores

Bacon s'mores

S’mores aren’t just for campfires anymore. Make them inside using crisp bacon for a deluxe version of the childhood classic. Get the recipe right here.

Caramel Bacon Monkey Bread

Monkey bread is such a wonderfully messy, sticky treat and it tastes even better with some crunchy bacon mixed into the syrupy topping. Get the recipe right here.

Bacon Almond Toffee

Bacon Almond Toffee

Toffee goes perfectly with bacon and is elevated even more with a coating of dark chocolate. As a final flourish sea salt on top makes these homemade candies look ultra chic and perfect for gift giving. Get the recipe right here.

Candied Bacon Crackers

Bacon on a cracker, but candied on top? Why yes, that is the perfect appetizer or dessert. These gorgeous little bites also have black pepper and a bit of cayenne for just a touch of spice. Get the recipe right here.

Maple Bacon Buns

For breakfast how about having your bacon and sweet rolls together? These bacon sticky buns have a caramelized topping that is wonderfully flavored with cinnamon. And the best part is they come together quickly since you start with canned bisuits. Get the recipe right here.

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