Candied Bacon Maple Cheesecake

*I received products in exchange for this post and giveaway.  Recipe, photos and opinions are 100% my own

You read the title correctly, Candied Bacon Maple Cheesecake. Brownie Brittle ™, Candied Bacon and Maple Cheesecake. Bacon on a cheesecake? YES, yes, yes… I can not tell you how many times- YES!!!

Maple Cheesecake with Candied Bacon and Salted Caramel Crust Recipe - this is one of the most decadent and delicious desserts you will ever make, the perfect combination of flavors.

Candied Bacon Maple Cheesecake is made up of a maple cheesecake topped with candied bacon and a Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle ™ Crust! This decadent cheesecake recipe is a dessert no one can resist! This amazing Candied Bacon Maple Cheesecake recipe shows you how to make cheesecake the gourmet way!

A few months back I had my first experience with Brownie Brittle ™ by Sheila G..  You’ve seen it at the grocery store, so what exactly is it?  You know the crusty corners of your traditional brownie pan?  The ones that everyone fights over?

Brownie Brittle ™ is an entire bag of nothing but velvety, crispy brownie batter.  *HEAVEN*  Ready to try a bag? Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see how YOU can win a Sampler Pack!

Since trying it, I crave it.  A handful at night fulfills my chocolate craving without having to bake.  I then started to think about what else I could do with  Brownie Brittle ™ tasty treats.

I started by crumbing it over my vanilla frozen yogurt, then dipping it into a peanut butter dessert dip and then the magic happened… pie crust!

Maple Cheesecake with Candied Bacon and Salted Caramel Crust - this is one of the most decadent and delicious desserts you will ever make, the perfect combination of flavors.

It really built itself from there.  My favorite candy is actually Bacon Candy, so I wanted to pair it with a creamy and decadent dessert, cheesecake!  Maple cheesecake!

I used Salted Caramel  Brownie Brittle ™- which satisfies my intense needs for salty and sweet, but  Brownie Brittle ™ actually comes in a variety of flavors: Chocolate Chip, Salted Caramel, Mint Chocolate Chip and Toffee Crunch.

Need more of a reason to try  Brownie Brittle ™?  They only have 120 calories per serving… so you can snack without the guilt.

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Maple Cheesecake with Candied Bacon and Salted Caramel Crust Recipe - this is one of the most decadent and delicious desserts you will ever make, the perfect combination of flavors.
Maple Cheesecake with Candied Bacon and Salted Caramel Crust
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 50 mins
 
Maple Cheesecake topped with candied bacon and Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle ™ Crust. A dessert no one can resist.
Author: Jessica at Savory Experiments
Ingredients
Crust
  • 16 ounces Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle ™ ground into crumbs in food processor
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Cooking spray
Cheesecake
  • 16 ounces 1/3 reduced fat cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup maple syrup plus extra for drizzling
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • Candied bacon chopped (see Savory Experiments for the recipe)
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl, mix Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle ™ crumbs, 1 tablespoon sugar and melted butter. Mix until all crumbs are moistened. Coat 9-inch spring form pan with cooking spray. Press Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle ™ into the bottom of the pan, pressing down hard with the back of a spoon. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove and reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat cream cheese in large bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment until smooth, at least 2-3 minutes. Add dark brown sugar, flour, and salt, continue to blend until combined. Add 1 cup maple syrup, sour cream and vanilla, continue to blend. Add eggs and blend until fully combined and smooth, approximately 3-4 minutes, be patient!
  3. Pour cream cheese mixture over Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle ™ crust. Tap on your countertop for at least 1 minute to pull out any tiny air bubbles.
  4. Place spring form pan into a high rimmed baking sheet or the bottom of a broiler pan. Around spring form pan, fill 1/2 way with water. Cooking in a water bath will keep your cheesecake smooth, allow to bake flat and prevent cracking.
  5. Bake cheesecake for 80-90 minutes, or until the center has set and edges are a light brown. If edges start to brown before enter is set (not jiggly), loosely cover with a sheet of aluminum foil.
  6. Remove and allow to fully cool. While still in spring form pan, refrigerate for a minimum of 12 hours, but preferably overnight.
  7. Carefully remove from spring form pan to serving dish. Before serving, drizzle with additional maple syrup and top with chopped Candied Bacon. Enjoy!

Maple Cheesecake with Candied Bacon and Salted Caramel Crust Recipe - this is one of the most decadent and delicious desserts you will ever make, the perfect combination of flavors.

 Tell me which flavor you want to try the most in the comments section!  

Chocolate * Salted Caramel * Mint Chocolate Chip * Toffee Crunch

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Comments

Family Travel blogger

The recipe is a mouthful to say but oh my gosh just saying it makes my mouth water. You have so many savory elements in this snack!

Amanda

WOW! Everything about this cheesecake sounds amazing! Now I just need someone to make it for me HA!

Renee - Kudos Kitchen

What a fabulous combination of flavors!!! This cheesecake looks amazing!

krystalskitsch

The mint chocolate one sounds so good! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

April Smith Decheine

I have never heard of Brownie Brittle, oh the treats you could create with this! My husband would love me to top a cheesecake with the bacon salted caramel!

Tonia @TheChattyMomma

This looks delicious. My favorite package of Brownie Brittle is the salted caramel. I just finished a recipe using the chocolate mint and I love it too.

elizabeth

The toffee one for me, please!

Shannon Gosney

I love cheesecake and I love bacon! I never thought about combining the two though. Thanks for sharing.

Jessica duncan

Salty caramel

Amy @GrinningCheektoCheek

I’ve had that brownie brittle before and love it! I almost bought it at costco but held myself back – because I knew I’d eat the whole JUMBO sized bag!

Tiffany @DaydreamingRealist

oh, girl, that cheesecake looks divine!! I would like to try the original chocolate chip one, because I’ve seen it in the store, but have never tried it out. The mint one sounds good, too!

Brett

My friend loves cheesecake. I’ll have to make this recipe for their birthday.

Susan Christy

I want to try the Toffee Crunch

Janice

I would end up trying them all, but first on my list would be mint chocolate chip.

Nutmeg Nanny

Holy yum! I cannot get enough of that brownie brittle!

Juanita

I would like to try Toffee crunch

Carly Bellard

The Toffee Crunch one sounds great! By the way, you had me at cheesecake!

Lisa Aliperti

I would love to try the salted caramel.

Lisa

Brownie Brittle is SO good! I never thought to bake with it though – yum!

Sandra - The Foodie Affair

Oh, brownie brittle sounds like a perfect addition to a creamy cheesecake and the bacon just takes it over the top! Lovely recipe!!

Kristy Z

Salted caramel! 🙂

Shell

I’m a sucker for cheesecake. Not too sure about the bacon, but I bet my husband would love it!

Beth@FrugalFroggie

I love cheesecake. Not sure about bacon on it but I would be willing to try.

Jenn @TheRebelChick

I absolutely love Brownie Brittle! YUM! Your cheesecake looks amazing!

Deidre LeDoux

I am a chocolate lover so CHOCOLATE!

Christie

I LOVE Brownie Brittle! I just love the recipe you came up with! I would totally eat this!

Debra

I would like to try the salted caramel

Becka

This looks so good. Salted Caramel would be my choice! 🙂 Candied bacon? Yummy!

Janeane Davis

This recipe sounds absolutely delightful. So many delicious pieces are all combined together.

Marlys (This and That)

I have tried the chocolate and love it.. but I can’t find them here 🙁 Would love to try the salted caramel. I bet they are awesome.

    savoryexperiments

    Where do you live? I can ask my contact where they sell them in your area.

Liz Mays

I’m already obsessed with Brownie Brittle and then you go adding it to my favorite dessert in the entire world – cheesecake. Worse yet, you have the nerve to throw in bacon. You’re just cruel (in a good, good way).

    savoryexperiments

    Mission accomplished!

Danielle @ We Have It All

Seriously, the title of this cheesecake has me speechless. As I’m reading, I’m like yum… yum… yum. Wow!

Andrea | Cooking with a Wallflower

All of these sound amazing. i want to try them all. But I have a special spot for toffee. =)

    savoryexperiments

    You could totally do the crust with the toffee flavor!

Meseidy

So, this kind of amazing! 😀 Great creativity.

Carly Anderson

My mouth is watering just looking at this! I definitely would love to make this very soon!

Melissa

Oh my goodness! I bet this is a delicious combination.

Christy

Yum. Everything’s better with bacon!

Veronica

That looks very interesting. I bet it was very delicious

Linda romer

I would like to try salted caramel.

Virginia @thatbaldchick

Oh my word, does that look heavenly! I have to try the toffee crunch brownie brittle!

Lori

That sounds so amazing! I would love to eat that with a nice cup of coffee!

Jean Tav

Salted caramel, chocolate and bacon; what more can you ask for. Want to especially try candied bacon.

Pam

This looks fantastic. Love the candied bacon.

Demetra

Using the brownie brittle as a cheesecake crust is a great idea. Your recipe sounds delicious.

Rosey

How fun that you’ve tried bacon candy! I love idea of maple cheesecake, that sounds really good.

angela

I would like to try the Salted Caramel! So I can make the Maple Cheesecake

melinda

that sounds so good! what a great combo of flavors

Cindy Z. Stewart (cindyzs)

Chocolate, Toffee Crunch, Salted Caramel

Dina Demarest (@dinade)

salted caramel is always my favorite. So I’d love to try that for sure.

Jenni E. {Sweet Pennies from Heaven}

OMGeee. This looks SINFULLY delicious! And you had me at bacon!

Sandy Headtke

Toffee Crunch would be my first choice

Kayla

Brownie brittle? Are you kidding me?! That sounds amazing!

Joanne/WineLady Cooks

OMGosh, this recipe is the best. My grandson loves browine brittle – he told me ‘they are realllly gooood’. Jessica you are just amazing creating the crust for cheesecake. Pinning/sharing. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.

Joanne

Stephanie @ Back For Seconds

I would try the salted caramel first! This sounds AMAZING! What a cheesecake!

Robin (Masshole Mommy)

That sounds heavenly! I need to make that asap!

Coleen @ The Redhead Baker

Wow, that cheesecake sounds like a delicious mouthful!

The Food Hunter

Oh I love brownie brittle it’s so addicting

David

I am most interested in the mint chocolate chip variety.

Lora @cakeduchess

This cheesecake is divine! It’s so tempting and looks so rich and wonderful!!

Stephanie Daigneault

WOW!! Yes, please!!

Healing Tomato

You have great pictures and this sounds like a really fun recipe.

Debbie Denny

I have never had candie guess. This treat looks awesome.

Shop with Me Mama (Kim)

Oh gosh! My mouth is watering! Can you come over and make that for me and my family?!? YUM.

Moments with Mandi

Oh my goodness. They all sound so good. Your cheesecake wouldn’t last a day in this house! Yummy.

Mitch

The salted caramel is my fav! Although I would love to try them all, right out of the bag!
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Debi @ Life Currents

ok, this might sound lame, but I want to try ALL of them! I see them at the store all the time. Yum!

latanya

the salted caramel flavor

Chrystal @ YUM eating

I received the chocolate version of this some time ago. Tested it right out of the bag. Wasn’t a huge fan, but wasn’t sure what to do with it. I put it in some pudding. Oh yum! Now I am going to have to get another bag so I can try it as a cheesecake crust!

Natalie J Vandenberghe

Toffee Crunch would probably be my favorite. Your recipe sounds delicious–thanks for sharing.

Crystal

I want to try the chocolate chip ones the most!

Crystal Barrett

This is my kind of breakfast!!!!

Allison Miller

I was just looking at this stuff online last week! So want to try the salted caramel.

Amanda @TheKitcheneer

I would love to try the salted caramel flavor!!!

Lana @ Never Enough Thyme

Oh my word! Could you possibly pack any more deliciousness into one cheesecake! Wow. I haven’t seen the brownie brittle in my stores, but if I did I’d grab a bag of the salted caramel. Definitely.

Rusty H

Mint Chocolate Chip..!! YUM.

Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama

The cheesecake sounds so savory. I hate salt in my sugar though… would take mine in a different flavor.

Amy G

I’d like the toffee crunch or salted caramel(:

Britni

Candied bacon sounds heavenly! Will definitely try this. Thanks for sharing, Jessica.

SandyN

I’d love to try the Salted Caramel!!

Kay Adeola

Oh wow this looks good,I would most love the Mint Chocolate Chip one.

aimee fauci

I did not know there were different flavors! I would like the chocolate or salted caramel!

    savoryexperiments

    There are!!! And all SO good!

carol

salted carmel sounds great

Karen Quinn

Salted caramel sounds the best to me! My daughter was always bugging me to get something from Starbucks I don’t like coffee so I tried hot chocolate they had salted caramel flavor around Xmas so I got that & I have been hooked on salted caramel anything ever since!!! Would love to win!!!

    savoryexperiments

    It is my favorite too- salty and sweet is heaven!!!

Cathy

This sounds divine–and what an awesome giveaway! Thank you–I entered too 😀

Kelly

I would love to try the Salted Caramel.

Mandy

Yummy yum! This looks amazing!

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