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.
Remove and set on a paper towel and allow to cool before cutting into very small pieces.
Next, you'll need to crush your Nature Valley® Honey and Oats Granola Bars into small pieces.
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).
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.
Spread it over the crust and top with remaining crumbs. Sprinkle the remaining bacon over top.
Wrap with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for at least 3 hours.
Remove and cut into 9 squares and serve.