Candied Bacon Baked Brie is the best appetizer in the world! Gooey baked brie is topped with sweet and salty candied bacon for the most memorable appetizer you'll ever bring to a party!
When I started this blog, I knew I wanted to use it to help my community. I work full-time, so my time spent on the blog solidly fits in the category of "a fun hobby that pays me a little bit." I wanted to use that "little bit" to do some good. I thought, if I can share fun recipes like this Candied Bacon Baked Brie, and it helps me give back to the community I love, why wouldn't I do it?
Kansas City has been so good to me, providing this small-town girl with big-city dreams a super rewarding career, lots to do, and wonderful community to raise my son. I feel like I owe this community so much, for giving me a life that I could only imagine growing up.
When I was asked to create this post to promote the #BaconForSanta giving campaign, which also benefits Harvesters here in Kansas City, I seriously jumped for joy. Sometimes, the stars align!
Giving Back with Candied Bacon Baked Brie
A few years ago, I volunteered with a local organization and got to spend time helping kids here in Kansas City that didn't have enough to eat. This was before I was a parent, and even then, I understood the disadvantage that these kids were facing.
When you come to school hungry because there isn't enough to eat at home, you can't focus. It's a basic need, and the fact that children in my own town are hungry while I always have enough felt incredibly unfair.
So, I decided that each year I would donate a portion of the blog's profits to Harvesters, our local food bank that does absolutely incredibly work for children and families in our community.
Bacon Recipes for Santa:
- Candied Bacon Baked Brie: Scroll below to see the recipe. Santa will go nuts for this ooey gooey and EASY brie, topped with Candied Bacon, which is a REAL thing! 🙂
- Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts: My ALL-TIME favorite appetizer! Santa will definitely ask for the recipe.
- Mini Egg Muffins with Bacon: Towards those early morning hours, Santa will surely start craving breakfast. These easy mini muffins will do just the trick!
- Bacon Jam: Not only is this the best food gift ever, Santa will love it, too!
Don't have bacon on hand? Try out this Baked Brie with Honey, Candied Pecans, and Cranberries!