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Kraft Fresh Take Challenge {Recipe: Cheesy Bacon Bites}

Cheesy Bacon Crispy Bites

Everything is better with bacon, right?

I was recently challenged by Kraft to create a new appetizer using their Fresh Takes Cheddar Jack and Bacon cheese and breadcrumb mix. What could make a Cheddar Jack and Bacon better? More bacon, of course!

Kraft Fresh TakesPrep-2 Prep-1My daughter and I got busy in the kitchen, moving and a shaking and getting our juicy pieces of bacon nice and coated in the Fresh Take cheese and breadcrumb mix. I wanted an easy appetizer… but I also wanted one people would love. Bacon covered in a flavorful cheesy mixture was sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Bacon-Crispy-UncookedOnce the bacon was coated, we threw it in the oven for less than 20 minutes and voila… Cheesy Bacon Crispy Bites were born. Dunked into a ranch / bbq sauce combo, they were the perfect little dippers…unlike anything I’ve ever had before and so easy.

Several bloggers have taken the #KraftFreshTake challenge and we’ll have the opportunity for you to do so as well in the coming weeks. Make sure to follow along on Twitter with #KraftFreshTake and stay tuned for some exciting giveaways coming your way!

To make these Cheesy Bacon Bites for yourself, make sure to check out the recipe below and stay tuned for more challenges from Kraft Fresh Take!

Cheesy Bacon Crispie Bites

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4

Cheesy Bacon Crispie Bites

A simple and tasty appetizer featuring bacon and Kraft Fresh Take Cheddar Jack Bacon mix.



  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Place bacon pieces in the Kraft Fresh Take Cheddar Jack and Bacon bag, seal and shake.
  3. Remove bacon from bag and place on a foil lined baking sheet lightly sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Top bacon with remaining Fresh Take Cheddar Jack and Bacon mixture.
  4. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned and bacon is slightly crispy.
  5. Remove from the baking sheet. Serve plain or with a mixture of 1/2 barbecue sauce and 1/2 Ranch salad dressing.
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This is a sponsored partnership on behalf of Kraft Fresh Take. I have been compensated for my time but all opinions expressed are my own.




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  1. I love this, Kristen. SO creative! I’m drooling for a plate of these now!

  2. Oh my goodness are you kidding me already? slurp…drool. this looks so good, honestly..I’m all over anything bacon! I gave ken a sign for his office that said “I love you more than bacon” It was really hard for me to say. Love is a sacrifice ; D lol!

  3. I love the kraft bags, they make dinner easy when you are in need of a quick dinner or lunch. Love that yall did this with bacon.

  4. Ive use this on chicken but I am going to have to try this with bacon!!! I am in love with this idea.

  5. I love the Kraft Fresh kits – and this just sounds killer. I want some!

  6. OMG I am in love with this. How awesome on a burger????

  7. Woah- this sounds so rich and delicious! I would love this chopped up on a cobb salad!

  8. First I thought you had me at cheesy. Then you had me at bacon. Then I realized that you just have me. :) Love it!!

  9. Brilliant. Bet this gets pinned a gazillion times, starting with me! *shuffles off*

  10. Are you serious, bacon covered in Krafty cheesiness!! Where do I sign up???

  11. What the what?? I need these for dinner tonight.

  12. Whoa. This sounds like my kind of treat! Perfect to curl up to a fun movie on the couch with :)

  13. Wow, what a great way to eat bacon! I’d love to serve this the next time I host my book club…irresistible!

  14. This is amazing! I can’t wait to try these!!

  15. LOL! You are and I are on the same wave length of everything is better with bacon! I love these, totally going to make them for the kiddos.

  16. Oh yes! What a great idea to use bacon, the best ingredient ever!

  17. oh this sounds good! we buy the Kraft Fresh Takes all the time to use on chicken! I’ll have to try bacon next time!

  18. this looks awesome and such a great way to use bacon – i mean, i could just eat bacon by itself but i love the crispy chip idea!! these would be devoured almost instantaneously here :)

  19. What a great idea Kristen! I used Kraft Fresh Take last week, but with Italian Parmesan flavor. Delicious! Such a great way to make dinner quickly! :-)

  20. These look amazing! There isn’t a wide range of premade coatings like this in France, but I might have a go at my own take on it. Looks like fun!


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