Maple Bacon Crack

Maple bacon crack is just what it sounds like — an irresistible treat made with crescent roll dough, maple syrup, brown sugar, and bacon. Just try not to get hooked.

We had as many questions as you probably do when we first discovered maple bacon crack. Is it pizza? Breakfast? Dessert? Party food? It’s all of those. It’s nuts! We’ll go as far as to say it’s everything — because in a single bite this addictive food is going to light up the sweet, salty, smoky, buttery, and most importantly bacon-y pleasure centers of your brain. The name is on the nose — and you’ll want this on your tongue.

You can think of maple bacon crack as pizza, but with candied bacon on top and crescent rolls for the crust. (Unthinkable, we know.) It’s one of the most genius crescent roll dough hacks we’ve seen in a while: you just lay out the dough and pinch it together to make a single sheet of flaky pastry, smother the whole thing in maple syrup, brown sugar, bacon, and more maple syrup, and then bacon it — sorry, bake it — in the oven.

The great thing about a food this insane is that it’s already a rule-breaker, so you can just go on breaking ’em! We’ve seen people topping maple bacon crack with cayenne pepper for an extra kick, and even chocolate chips (because chocolate-covered bacon is a thing). Make this for brunch, game day, a midnight snack, a party, whenever! (We’re expanding the definition of “party” to also include a “party for one” here, because the probability is high that you will lose control and eat the entire thing yourself.)

We don’t mean to seem like we’re pushing this on you or anything… but just try it!

Maple Bacon Crack

Makes 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 pound bacon, chopped
  • 1 (8 oz) can of crescent roll dough
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • salt, to taste (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with a non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large pan over medium heat, cook the bacon halfway (about 5-7 minutes), stirring occasionally. Transfer the partially cooked bacon to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.
  • Roll out the crescent roll dough onto the parchment paper. Pinch the seams of the dough closed to make a single sheet of dough. Use a fork to poke holes all over the dough.
  • Drizzle half of the maple syrup over the crescent roll dough and spread it out to cover the entire surface.
  • Top the maple syrup with brown sugar in a single layer covering the entire surface of the dough.
  • Spread the par cooked bacon evenly over the brown sugar.
  • Drizzle the remaining maple syrup over the top of the bacon.
  • Bake for 20-28 minutes or until nicely browned and bubbling.
  • Let cool completely before slicing and serving.

  • We want to hear how many people you’ve turned on to this brilliant snack. And tell us about your other favorite crescent roll dough hacks!