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Bacon roses: the delicious, fun appetizer recipe for making a romantic bacon bouquet

Total time: 40 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist

Bacon roses are an easy, fun recipe to enjoy as a delicious, fancy appetizer. Super easy to make and assemble, this bacon bouquet is a perfect idea to spoil your special person with a tasty gift on Valentine's Day or for your anniversary.

This appetizer is beautiful to look at and delicious to eat. The super crispy, thick bacon slices are rolled to form a rose and then attached to a long toothpick just to recreate a classic bouquet of flowers, but edible and tasty.

This appetizer recipe is meant to be impressive and breathtaking at first glance. Every detail is well thought out, so that when you serve this bacon rose bouquet you will leave your sweetheart speechless.

This is a very striking recipe due to its appearance and taste, as well as the simple of its preparation, it is only needed bacon, toothpicks and an artificial bouquet to give it an impressive final touch. If you want to surprise and make someone fall in love with you during an unforgettable lunch or dinner, this bacon rose bouquet is exactly what you were looking for.


Tips for making Bacon Rose Bouquet

You can make these bacon roses candied by adding brown sugar before baking.

Don't grease the cupcake baking tray. When cooking, the bacon loses fat and accumulates in the bottom of the molds. In this way the roses are drier.

For an even more decadent recipe, dip cooked bacon roses into melted chocolate.

For air fryer bacon roses, cook the rolled up bacon slices in the air fryer to 375°F for about 10 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking.

If you do not want to use a bouquet of artificial roses, you can use leaves of spinach or another vegetable. In our case we use sticks of about 5 inches skewers, floral tape and spinach leaves to achieve a more natural result.

Pass the bacon rose with the wooden stick, place two or three spinach leaves on both sides of the rose and attach it to the flower. Cover the whole stick with floral tape.


How to store Bacon Roses

It is best to enjoy bacon roses when still hot.

Bacon, thick slices
Artificial bouquet

How to make Bacon Rose Bouquet

Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F.

Roll up the thick bacon slice in such a way that it looks like a rose. Hold it with several toothpicks so that it keeps on the shape and at the same time allow it to remain standing.  Repeat the process for each bacon slice.

Place each bacon rose in a cupcake baking tray. Cook for about 30-40 minutes or until well cooked and super crispy. Remove from the oven and let them cool before removing toothpicks. Dry the roses with a cloth paper towel to avoid dripping oil.

Once completely warm, assemble the bacon bouquet. Place each bacon rose on a skewer to make them look like a rose with its stem. Decorate with artificial flowers, serve and enjoy!

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