For the love of bacon! What better way to show your people just how much you love them than with heart-shaped bacon? Learn the simple trick of shaping bacon strips into heart shapes and baking them to crispy deliciousness. It’s is love served at its best!

How to Make Heart-Shaped Bacon

Bacon Lovers

We bake some bacon for breakfast and brinner several times each week, so the simple step of shaping it into hearts makes our regular bacon enjoyment extra special. We all went crazy over the plate of heart-shaped bacon the first time I made it and now heart-shaped bacon is all the kids want. Haha!

If ever bacon could be cute, this is the way! It’s so simple and makes eating bacon all the more amazing.

How to Make Heart-Shaped Bacon

Watch Me Make Heart-Shaped Bacon!

Watch this video to see how easy it is!

How to Make Heart-Shaped Bacon

Start by preheating your oven to 400°F. Line a large rimmed baking baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and set a baking rack into the pan. Spray the baking rack generously with non-stick cooking spray.

Using long strips of bacon (I use the uncured dry rubbed bacon from Trader Joe’s), form each slice into the shape of a heart by folding it in half and then folding the ends in so they curve to look like a heart.

Pinch the two ends together within the heart and also pinch the bottom of the heart shape together so it stays pointed.

How to Make Heart-Shaped Bacon

Place the bacon in the oven for just 2-3 minutes to soften it a bit. Using an oven mit, remove the pan of bacon from the oven and reinforce the heart shape on any bacon hearts that need reinforcing so they keep the heart shape as the continue to bake. The bacon shouldn’t be too hot at this point so you should be able to easily reinforce the shape with your fingers.

Return the bacon to the oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until of desired crispness. Rotate the pan halfway through the baking time so the bacon hearts bake evenly.

How to Make Heart-Shaped Bacon

And that’s all there is to it! Serve it immediately or keep in a warming oven until ready to serve. The bacon should be crisp enough to hold its shape very well when transferred and picked up to eat.

How to Make Heart-Shaped Bacon

What to Serve with Heart-Shaped Bacon

  • Pull-Apart Cinnamon Roll Heart: Such an adorable and delicious way to serve breakfast on Valentine’s Day to show your loved ones just how much you adore them!
  • Cupid’s Pancake Kabobs: Perfect for a special breakfast on Valentine’s morning or to take to the school Valentine’s party. The kids are sure to love them!
  • Heart Shaped Cinnamon Rolls: Super simple to make, they’re the perfect sweet treat for Valentine’s Day or any day you’re wanting to serve some love!

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Bacon at its best, y’all! So easy, so fun, and yummy. If you make this Heart-Shaped Bacon, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me or tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see. ???? I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes I share. Enjoy!

xoxo,

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How to Make Heart-Shaped Bacon

How to Make Heart-Shaped Bacon

  • Author: Maegan – The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 17 mins
  • Total Time: 27 mins
  • Yield: 12 bacon hearts 1x
  • Category: Breakfast

Description

For the love of bacon! What better way to show your people just how much you love them than with heart-shaped bacon?! The simple trick of shaping bacon strips into heart shapes and baking them to crispy deliciousness is love served at its best!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 (12 ounce) package thin sliced bacon (about 12 slices)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Line a large rimmed baking pan with foil and set a baking rack into the pan. Spray the baking rack generously with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Form each slice of bacon into the shape of a heart by folding it in half and then folding the ends in so they curve to look like a heart. Pinch the two ends together within the heart and also pinch the bottom of the heart shape together so it stays pointed.
  4. Place the bacon in the oven for just 2-3 minutes to soften it a bit. Using an oven mit, remove the pan of bacon from the oven and reinforce the heart shape on any bacon hearts that need reinforcing so they keep the heart shape as they continue to bake. The bacon shouldn’t be too hot at this point so you should be able to easily reinforce the shape with your fingers.
  5. Return the bacon to the oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until of desired crispness. Rotate the pan halfway through the baking time so the bacon hearts bake evenly.
  6. Remove bacon from the oven and let set for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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  1. I think you have enough Valentine’s ideas to publish a book on them. Perhaps you can write 4 more books-one for each season and include the holidays for that season-and fill each book with all of these cool ideas.

    1. Haha! Thanks, Carol! I couldn’t contain myself this Valentine’s season. So many fun and yummy ideas! And to think, I didn’t even get around to sharing them all. There’s always next year, right? Continue to enjoy!

    1. Hi Betsy! I have a quite a collection of heart dishes from over the years that I have gotten from Target, Sur La Table, World Market, Crate & Barrel, Central Market and Williams Sonoma. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

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