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.