25 Most Surprising Ways To Use Bacon

Posted by , Updated on June 24, 2024

Love bacon? Clicked the link because you’re a real bacon enthusiast? Clearly, you want to take your bacon obsession up a notch. Maybe you just need some easy bacon recipes. Either way, I’ve got you covered!

Bacon is the cornerstone of many breakfasts and lunches – from the popular pancakes and bacon to the famous BLT sandwiches. Did you know, though, that bacon can actually help your health? Or that you can make a candle that smells just like bacon?

If you are curious about some interesting things you can do with this wonder food, keep reading. You’ll discover the 25 Most Surprising Ways To Use Bacon.


Bacon Salt


You can use bacon salt on your eggs, salad, or to put a little zing in your mashed potatoes.

The process is rather simple. Just fry up some bacon and mash it into bite-size pieces. You then mix it with coarse salt, put it into a salt grinder, and presto: bacon salt!


Bacon Beer Cheese Dip


If you’re looking to impress the people at your next SuperBowl party, here’s the dish for you.

It’s got all the right ingredients; cheese, bacon, chips, and beer. Come on! You can’t go wrong.


Chocolate Pound Cake with Bacon Bourbon Frosting


One may not think of bacon as a dessert, but no one is judging here.

The saltiness of the bacon compliments the sweetness of this dessert quite decadently.


Candied Jalapeño Bacon Grilled Cheese


(Warning! This ain’t your mama’s grilled cheese.)

The spiciness of the Jalapeño, the gooey cheese, and the bacon are sure to make your tastebuds go into crazy overload.


Bacon Pecan Brittle


You will only need about eight ingredients for this sweet and salty dessert.

Bacon Pecan Brittle is crunchy, sweet, sometimes a bit chewy (depending on how you like your bacon) … and absolutely delicious.


Bacon Muffins


Muffins are a great invention. They are considered a breakfast food, but they are also a dessert.

What?! Dessert for breakfast? And now mixed with bacon. Delight!


Bacon’d Parm Popcorn

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If you’re looking for a good movie night snack, you may want to consider Bacon’d Parm Popcorn.

You cook it the same way you would cook regular popcorn, except you use bacon grease instead of regular oil.


Bacon Flavored Tortilla "Toast"

Here’s a homemade recipe. Use an ample amount of bacon fat to coat a pan. Then add a pre-dusted tortilla with paprika and other seasonings.

Cook the tortilla until it’s nice and crispy. Enjoy a great snack, and save some money too. You can also use chopped slices of bread in the same way for homemade bacon croutons.


Bacon Gum

Now they’ve thought of everything. You can find bacon-flavored bubble gum on the market.

Now you can enjoy the sweet taste of bacon and not have to do any cooking. Don’t swallow it though. It’s still gum.


Bacon for a Longer Life

It’s true. You can live longer by eating bacon. This discovery was made by researchers at ETH Zurich.

Bacon has tons of niacin in it, which helps lower levels of “bad” cholesterol in the blood. However, like any food (even ones that are beneficial), it’s probably best not to eat a pound in one sitting.


Bacon Hangover Cure

Did you pile on one too many last night? Or perhaps you went heavy on the bacon vodka? Don’t fret, because bacon can make that hangover headache go away.

According to researchers at Newcastle University, the amino acids in bacon replace the neurotransmitters that are wasted during drinking.


A Bacon Fire Starter


Looking to start a campfire? Did you know that you can use bacon grease?

The grease is flammable and will make your next camping trip smell delicious.


Bacon Latte


Attention, coffee and bacon lovers. Now you can combine your love for both in one delicious drink.

Enjoy it anywhere – whether on your way to work, or in the comfort of your home.


Bacon Greens


Hey, Mom and Dad. Are you having difficulty getting your kids to eat their veggies? Try adding some bacon fat to the dish.

The taste will have your kids asking for more. You can also try wrapping a slice of bacon around asparagus for an extra treat.


Homemade PB Bacon Dog Treat


You love your dog, right? Then give them a treat that will make them wag their tails.

Make them some peanut butter bacon dog treats, and watch them do that belly-up wiggle dance on the floor.


Bacon Cologne


Yes, you read that right. There is a cologne that will have you smelling like bacon.

So, if your next date works at an IHOP, this might be the perfect scent.


Bacon Jam


When making this tasty jam, it’s suggested that you cut the bacon before cooking it. It will cook faster.

Bacon jam will go great with a little cheese and crackers.


Bacon Dippers


If you’re looking for a delicious on-the-go breakfast, you are sure to love bacon dippers. Picture this!

Pancakes and bacon combined into one. Oh, the flavor! (You can close your mouth now.)


Maple Bacon Fudge Brownies

We’ve established that bacon can go with almost everything. But, if we had to choose the lifemate partner of bacon, it would probably be maple.

When you take a bite of maple bacon fudge brownies, you will easily taste why.


Bacon Vodka


Making vodka is a pretty lengthy process. However, anything homemade will be worth it …  if it’s done right.

Many people rave about bacon vodka. As always, make sure you drink responsibly.


Bacon Candle


They seem to have a candle with every type of scent nowadays, don’t they? So, it should come as no surprise that they have a candle that smells like bacon.

If you’re looking for a DIY activity, you can also make your own bacon candle.


Bacon Mayonnaise


Otherwise called “Baconnaise,” to make this all you do is substitute bacon fat for the oil in mayo.

This does take work because you would be making your own mayonnaise (or Baconnaise) from scratch, but your tunafish sandwiches will taste amazing.


Use Bacon Grease for Flavor


Before you do any cooking in your pan, add some bacon grease instead of oil. You’ll taste the flavor of bacon on all your meals.

This works especially well for making omelets or other egg dishes.


Bacon as a Diet Food


We had to put another food item here because come on … bacon! This item is pretty high in fat content … and you probably knew that already.

However, bacon is actually part of a keto diet. You just have to stick with eating one or two slices … LOL, yeah, that is a tall order when it comes to those crispy, salty slices of deliciousness.


Remove a Splinter with Bacon


Getting a splinter sucks. Removing it is no picnic either (no pun intended).

If you want a less painful way to do it, just cut a small piece of bacon fat, wrap it around the splinter with a bandaid, and then remove the bandaid in the morning. The splinter should come out with the bacon fat.

If it doesn’t work, just cut another piece and try again.

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