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Bourbon Bacon Crunch Cake

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Bourbon Bacon Crunch Cake
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 0 min
  • Servings 9
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Bourbon Bacon Crunch Cake

A frozen treat with a crunchy granola bar crust and creamy cheesecake-style center, speckled with brown sugar bourbon bacon.

Ingredients

Brown Sugar Bourbon Bacon:

8
slices of bacon
2
tablespoons bourbon
2
tablespoons light brown sugar

Crust:

1
(12 bar) box Nature Valley™ crunchy granola bars
6
tablespoons butter, melted
1/3
cup sugar

Filling:

2
(8 oz.) blocks cream cheese, softened
1
(14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1
(8 oz.) container extra creamy whipped topping
1
tablespoon bourbon

Directions

  • 1 Brown Sugar Bourbon Bacon: Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • 2 Line baking sheet with non-stick tin foil or parchment paper. Lay strips of bacon on lined baking sheet. Use a pastry brush to brush bourbon over slices of bacon, then sprinkle brown sugar evenly over each slice.
  • 3 Bake for 25-30 minutes, until bacon is evenly cooked and crispy. Remove from pan, set on a paper towel, and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  • 4 Finely chop bacon once cooled.
  • 5 Crust: Crush granola bars into very small pieces. Combine crushed granola bars with butter and sugar.
  • 6 Pour half of the crumbs into the bottom of an 8x8-inch pan that has either been lined with non-stick tin foil or buttered well. Reserve remaining crumbs to top the filling.
  • 7 Filling and Assembly: Beat together cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, whipped topping, almond extract and rum.
  • 8 Stir in 2/3 of the chopped bacon. Spread over the crust.
  • 9 Sprinkle reserved crumbs and remaining bacon over top.
  • 10 Cover and freeze for at least 3 hours before serving.
  • 11 Cut into 9 squares and serve.
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A frozen treat with a crunchy granola bar crust and creamy cheesecake-style center, speckled with brown sugar bourbon bacon.

As prepared by Hungry Happenings,

Frozen crunch cakes are decadent desserts that are really easy to make. We have other crunch cake recipes including S'mores, Peanut Butter, Strawberry, Caramel Apple, and Candy Cane, but this Bourbon Bacon Crunch Cake is a great introduction.

I mean, come on, there's brown sugar bourbon bacon speckled throughout the creamy frozen cheesecake filling and sprinkled on top of the granola bar crust. It's a party in your mouth!

My family could not get enough of this dessert. I brought it to a family function during the holidays (along with other desserts) and this is the one that everyone talked about all night. It's that good.

To make it, start by making your brown sugar bourbon bacon. It's so easy to do. Just line a baking pan with non-stick tin foil or parchment paper. Brush the bacon with bourbon. You'll have enough to brush over both sides, so go ahead and lather it on. Then sprinkle brown sugar over top of each slice and pop it in a 350ºF oven for 25-30 minutes until the bacon is crisp.

 

bourbon bacon crunch cake

Remove and set on a paper towel and allow to cool before cutting into very small pieces.

 

bourbon bacon crunch cake

Next, you'll need to crush your Nature Valley® Honey and Oats Granola Bars into small pieces.

 

bourbon bacon crunch cake

Then toss the crumbs together with the melted butter and sugar. Press half of the crumbs into the bottom of an 8x8-inch baking pan. For easy removal, line the pan with nonstick tin foil. You can also simply grease the pan with butter. If you want a really crispy crust, bake it for 8-10 minutes (it's not necessary, though).

 

bourbon bacon crunch cake

Then whip up your filling. Beat together the cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, whipped topping, almond extract and rum. Then toss in 2/3 of the chopped bacon.

 

bourbon bacon crunch cake

Spread it over the crust and top with remaining crumbs. Sprinkle the remaining bacon over top.

 

bourbon bacon crunch cake

Wrap with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for at least 3 hours.

 

bourbon bacon crunch cake

Remove and cut into 9 squares and serve.

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Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440.3
Daily Value
Total Fat
27.7g
43%
(
Saturated Fat
14.3g
71%
)
Cholesterol
71.5mg
24%
Sodium
240.3mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
38.5g
13%
(
Dietary Fiber
0.1g
0%
,
Sugars
36.2g
)
Protein
7.8g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
1.90%
2%
Calcium
15.60%
16%
Iron
1.50%
2%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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