How to Make a Bacon Rose

The perfect bacon rose is just a few glorious smells and minutes away.

Do you need to step up your Valentine’s Day game? Or maybe you’ve got a friend that just needs to be thanked for being your “person.” This Valentine’s Day, share the love with a bouquet done the right way. A flower with some real power. We’re talking about a bacon rose.

So now you’ve decided that it’s the perfect gift — but how do you get one… or 12? Making a bacon rose is pretty simple if you follow our guide:

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400° F.

Step 2

Line rimmed baking sheet with foil and place wire rack on top of baking sheet, leaving enough room to collect bacon drippings.

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Step 3

To assemble rose buds, roll each slice of bacon tightly, starting with the widest end and the fat edge down.

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Step 4

Insert two toothpicks as close as possible to the bottom of the roll, pinning the end of the bacon slice against the bud and forming an “X” with the toothpicks. This will hold your bacon rose bud together and keep it upright during the baking process.

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Step 5

Place each bacon rose bud on the wire rack, toothpick side down.

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Step 6

Bake in preheated oven for 25-35 minutes or until the bacon is golden brown and cooked thoroughly. Let cool for 5 minutes then remove toothpicks.

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Step 7

Remove all petals from fake flower stems and insert a toothpick into stem base for added support. Secure the bacon rose bud to the flower stem.

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Step 8

Assemble the full bacon rose bouquet and share with someone special.

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