Best Bacon and Pumpkin Recipes
It’s no secret that we are firm believers that Bacon + Pumpkin = Heaven. Bacon will always hold the #1 place in our hearts, but pumpkin is definitely up there as one of our favorite foods to eat with our #1 favorite food. If you’ve never tried bacon and pumpkin, you don’t know what you’re missing! Their singular flavors complement each other perfectly. Here’s a list of spectacular bacon and pumpkin recipes. Grab some tasty bacon and try ‘em out. Let us know which one is your favorite!
Pumpkin Waffles with Honey Nut Cream Cheese and Bacon
- For the FIlling:
- 3 oz. white chocolate chips
- 2 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
- 2 Tbsp. butter, room temperature
- 1 tsp. bacon grease
- 1 cup confectioners\' sugar
- 1/4 cup bacon, finely chopped
- 1 box spice cake mix
- 1 15 oz. can pumpkin
- 2 Tbsp. bacon grease
- 1 cup bacon, cooked, finely chopped
- 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
- Microwave white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl on high heat for one minute. Stir the chocolate and smooth out any lumps and set aside.
- Beat cream cheese and butter in a medium mixing bowl with an electric mixer until well-combined. Add chocolate and mix for about 30 seconds to incorporate it. Add bacon grease and confectioners\' sugar and mix on low speed for about a minute. Add the bacon, increase the mixer speed to medium and beat until the frosting is fluffy.
- Cover and Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat oven according to cake mix directions.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, pumpkin, bacon grease and bacon. Stir until well-combined. Pour mixture into a greased 9"x13" glass dish and bake according to the cake mix directions (probably about 30 minutes).
- Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool completely.
- Crumble the cake into pieces and mix in the cream cheese until a stiff dough forms and there are no more white streaks.
- Retrieve the hardened filling from the refrigerator and assemble the cake balls by forming a 1/4" ball of filling and wrapping it in about a tablespoon of the cake mixture. You should end up with a 1" ball with the chocolate filling inside.
- When all the balls are made, top them with powdered sugar, white chocolate or anything else you might like and serve. Store in the refrigerator.