5 Creative Ways to Enjoy Bacon Tonight

Farm Journal's PORK editor Jennifer Shike's daughter finds a new way to enjoy bacon on National Bacon Lovers Day. ( Dan Shike )

Tired of eating your bacon the same old way? If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy this beloved food, try your hand at one of these five sure-to-please recipes using bacon. 

1.    Bacon Salt. 
Enjoy bacon on everything with this easy recipe. Crush together bacon, salt and pepper to make this spice, which should keep about a week. 

2.    Maple Bacon Chewy Bars.
True bacon lovers will want to make these tasty bars. Use crispy puffed rice cereal and mix with fried bacon, mini marshmallows and maple syrup to create a one-of-a-kind snack.

3.    Cheesy Bacon Popcorn.
Drizzle 4 cups hot popcorn with 1 tablespoon bacon drippings. Toss with 3 tablespoons crumbled bacon and ¼ cup each grated Parmesan and cheddar.

4.    Bacon Nuts. 
Beat one egg white until frothy, toss with two cups of mixed nuts, 2 teaspoons of Cajun seasoning, 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 4 slices of crumbled cooked bacon. Bake for 10 minutes at 325 degrees for a mouth-watering snack.

5.    Bacon Banana Bread.
Stir ½ cup crumbled cooked bacon into your favorite banana bread batter before baking to kick that bread up a notch.

 

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