Bacon Caramel Glaze


by 365daysofbacon


I dunno about you, but I’m a caramel lover. Especially salted caramel.

But I have a few complaints about traditional caramel…

  • It’s too easy to burn if you make it at home.
  • It’s comprised of sugar, corn syrup, or other over-processed, artificial, and insulin-greedy ingredients I choose to avoid.
  • Sometimes it’s break-your-teeth hard (I very particularly prefer it soft, warm, drizzly…mmm)
  • It lacks bacon. 

So, I did a little experiment.

You know where this is going, right?

Bacon Caramel Glaze. It’s not your grandma’s caramel.

(But maybe like your great-great-great-great-great-great-great-paleo grandma’s)  😉

What will you use it on, you ask? I’d say it would enhance any (healthy) dessert … think baked goods, chocolates, cinnamon rolls (recipe coming soon!), nuts, fruit, etc.

You could also drizzle it on your bacon. Or just dunk a spoon in it.

TIP: If you let it sit in the fridge, it will thicken and become more like frosting.

Bacon Caramel Glaze


  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) real butter
  • 1/2 cup (full fat) coconut milk 
  • 1-2 heaping tbsps bacon grease, preferably the kind with black “bacon gold” bits
  • sweetener (I used 1/3 cup Swerve but others may work) 
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • (optional) 1-2 tbsp almond butter, to thicken
  • (optional) pinch of celtic sea salt
  • (optional) pecans, walnuts, and/or almonds for garnish


  1. Melt butter sweetener in a saucepan on high heat until barely boiling.
  2. Add in coconut milk and sweetener, vigorously whisking till smooth.
  3. Remove from heat, stir in bacon grease, vanilla, sea salt, and almond butter.
  4. Taste test to see if it needs more sweetener/salt/almond butter/etc. (careful, don’t burn your tongue!)
  5. Let cool. Put in fridge to thicken even more.

9 thoughts on “Bacon Caramel Glaze

  1. I bought bacon caramels for my son on Valentine’s Day from a specialty shop and was wondering (after paying 8$ for three pieces of candy!) if they could be made at home. Most excellent!

  2. bentodays says:

    Think this might be good too if drizzled on top of pancakes for a change.

  3. Ally says:

    Have you tried honey or maple syrup instead of swerve? Looking to not have to go shopping…

    • Sorry Ally,

      I haven’t tried either. :\ I would think they would make a runnier glaze (but it might thicken in the fridge)

      Good luck and let me know how it goes if you try it!

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