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Bacon Dessert Recipes (PHOTOS)

Bacon has a large, loyal fan base that has a deep love for this breakfast meat. People just can't get enough of it. So it's only natural that it would move beyond its stationary role on burgers and alongside eggs to more creative dishes. And along this culinary journey, bacon has made its way into desserts -- and we hope it's here to stay. From bacon ice cream to bacon buttermilk cupcakes to bacon chocolate chip cookies, the smokiness of the meat balances out sweetness of dessert just right. Check out the recipes below.

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  • Bacon-Hazelnut Buttermilk Cupcakes

    With bacon and waffles topping these cupcakes, you should definitely be able to get away with having one of these for breakfast. <strong>Get the<a href="http://bakingdom.com/2012/05/bacon-hazelnut-buttermilk-cupcakes.html" target="_hplink"> Bacon-Hazelnut Buttermilk Cupcakes</a> by Bakingdom</strong>

  • Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie

    The classic cookie gets reinvented with smoky bacon. A little bit chocolatey and a little bit meaty, this treat will forever change the way you think of chocolate chip cookies. <strong>Get the <a href="http://iamafoodblog.com/bacon-chocolate-chip-cookie-recipe/" target="_hplink">Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe</a> by i am a food blog</strong>

  • Dulce De Bacon Milkshake

    We've all seen this culinary invention before -- Denny's has launched it and so has Jack in the Box. And while we can't speak on the flavor of those, we know that when homemade a bacon milkshake is one tasty treat. <strong>Get the <a href="http://adventurescooking.blogspot.com/2011/04/dulce-de-bacon-milkshake.html" target="_hplink">Dulce de Bacon Milkshake recipe</a> by Adventures In Cooking</strong>

  • Pig Candy

    This might look like ordinary bacon, but don't be fooled. These bite-sized pieces are caramelized with brown sugar and given a bit of spice with cayenne pepper. <strong>Get the <a href="http://thekitchykitchen.blogspot.com/2011/09/pig-candy.html" target="_hplink">Pig Candy recipe</a> by the Kitchy Kitchen</strong>

  • Maple Bacon Cake Doughnuts

    Having bacon on a doughnut just makes sense -- they're two of our favorite breakfast foods. And if you add maple flavor to that mix, you've got one outstanding combination. <strong>Get the <a href="http://acozykitchen.com/maple-bacon-cake-doughnuts/" target="_hplink">Maple Bacon Cake Doughnuts</a> by A Cozy Kitchen</strong>

  • Salted Caramel And Candied Bacon Ice Cream

    Salted caramel ice cream can only be improved upon by one thing, bacon (and maybe chocolate). The flavors of bacon meld sweetly with salted caramel. <strong>Get the <a href="http://spoonforkbacon.com/2011/09/salted-caramel-and-candied-bacon-ice-cream/" target="_hplink">Salted Caramel and Candied Bacon Ice Cream recipe</a> by Spoon Fork Bacon</strong>

  • Blueberry Bacon Breakfast Cake

    Having cake for breakfast is a great idea. And adding bacon to that cake makes it nothing short of genius. You might want to skip dessert for the next few weeks after indulging in this breakfast sweet, but it's well worth it. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/04/blueberry-bacon-breakfast-cake/" target="_hplink">Blueberry Bacon Breakfast Cake recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Bacon Bourbon Caramel Popcorn

    Of course caramel popcorn should be made better by adding bacon to the mix. It just makes sense. Now that we think about it, there's no better way to enjoy this movie-watching snack. <strong>Get the <a href="http://someoneleftthecakeoutintherain.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/bacon-bourbon-caramel-popcorn/" target="_hplink">Bacon Bourbon Caramel Popcorn recipe</a> by Someone Left the Cake out in the Rain</strong>

  • Buttermilk Bacon Pralines

    These pralines have all the good ingredients of a candy -- orange zest, vanilla, pecans, buttermilk -- and then, there's also bacon. Consider making a double batch because they'll go fast. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.feastie.com/recipe/ezra-pound-cake/buttermilk-bacon-pralines" target="_hplink">Buttermilk Bacon Pralines recipe</a> by Ezra Pound Cake</strong>

  • Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes With Nutella Buttercream

    With this cupcake recipe you get chocolate cake, Nutella buttercream frosting and glorious bacon. It's too good for words. <strong>Get the <a href="http://notyourmommascookie.com/2012/04/chocolate-bacon-cupcakes-with-nutella-buttercream/" target="_hplink">Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream recipe</a> by Not Your Momma's Cookie</strong>

  • Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

    It's what we've always wanted, we just never knew it. Cinnamon rolls wrapped with bacon, breakfast can't get any better. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.framedcooks.com/2010/09/bacon-cinnamon-rolls.html" target="_hplink">Bacon Cinnamon Rolls</a> recipe by Framed Cooks</strong>

  • Chocolate Bacon Bark With Peanuts And Apricots

    That's what chocolate bark has been missing all this time: bacon! Swap your meat-free bark recipe for this one, and you'll have one sought after treat. <strong>Get the<a href="http://notyourmommascookie.com/2012/04/chocolate-bacon-bark-with-peanuts-and-apricot/" target="_hplink"> Chocolate Bacon Bark with Peanuts and Apricots recipe</a> by Not Your Mommas Cookie</strong>

  • WATCH: How To Make Bacon Ice Cream

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