These yummy bacon brie bites combine bacon, brie, and a little sweet maple syrup in one delicious bite. They’re the perfect appetizer when you want something a bit salty and sweet! Great for baby showers, bridal showers, Christmas parties, and more!
I love small bite sized snacks, especially to serve as appetizers. There’s just something about finger foods with all that flavor in one bite that is so special.
Like these spinach artichoke cups, these mini calzones, and even these buffalo chicken rollups. They’re all easy to make and great for giving a group of people a little taste of something yummy without too much.
These bacon brie bites are similar. You get a bit of creamy brie, a bite of salty bacon, and all of it combined with a delicious maple syrup glaze.
They’re perfect for the holidays when brie is popular or really any time of year! I like to serve them at baby showers and bridal showers since they just have that elegant feel to them, even though they’re a cinch to make!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Super easy – this recipe starts with a crescent roll base and for the cup portion then gets filled in with bite-size ingredients
- Sweet and salty – if you want something sweet and salty, these should be on your menu! The bacon + brie + maple syrup is a salty sweet showstopper.
- Serve at any temp – these taste great at all temperatures – warm, room temp, or even cold. So they’re great for leaving out for hours at a party.
- Bite-size – bite-size finger foods are great for parties and serving a crowd when you want to give them something to enjoy without serving a full meal
- Bacon – make sure this is diced into really small pieces, if it’s not diced, it won’t cook properly, and you want cooked bacon.
- Crescent rolls – you can either do a package of crescent rolls or a crescent roll sheet, just make sure you can cut it into 24 bites
- Chopped pecans – you want these to be roughly the same size as the diced bacon so if you buy store-bought chopped pecans, I recommend roughly chopping them until they’re a bit smaller
- Maple syrup – get the real maple syrup, not the fake stuff, since it’s such a huge flavor in these bacon brie bites!
Get started by preheating your oven to 350°F and greasing a mini muffin pan.
First, roll out the crescent roll dough into one large rectangle. Make sure you pinch the seams so they are closed, then cut the dough into 24 even pieces by cutting dough into three strips on the short side and five strips on the long side.
If you’re using a crescent roll sheet, you can just cut it straight – no need to press the seams together.
Now place the dough pieces into the muffin tin and press down gently. I like to use a measuring spoon with a flat back to lightly press down the center to really create that cup.
Next cut the brie into pieces to fit into each muffin tin and place a smal piece in each dough cup.
Then mix your bacon and chopped pecans together in a small bowl (this is why you want them roughly the same size). Once they’re mixed, add about 1 teaspoon of the mixture to each cup on top of the brie.
Top each with about 1 teaspoon of maple syrup, trying your best to keep it in the cups rather than all over the side of the muffin tin.
Pop the muffin tin in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the dough is golden brown and the bacon in nice and crispy.
You can see in the pictures how little my chopped pecans and bacon are – this is important for everything to cook properly! Plus, it means you’ll get a nice mouthful of all the flavors in one bite!
When done, remove each cup from the muffin pan. If the maple syrup caramelizes on the pan a bit, just use a small wooden spoon or spatula to release them without breaking them.
They are best when served warm so the brie in the middle is still gooey, but they still taste great at room temperature or even served cold.
Use a small wooden spoon or spatula to release the brie bites if the maple syrup runs off and caramelizes into the pan.
Make a vegetarian version of these brie bites by leaving out the bacon altogether. You can either have them as is, just without bacon, or add a sweet jam like raspberry or fig.
Double or triple the recipe easily – just cook one pan in the lower third of the oven and one pan in the top third of the oven. Switch halfway through baking time for even baking.
Reheat in the oven for 5-10 minutes at 350 degrees or until they are warm enough for your liking if you would prefer to not serve them cold. You can just reheat on a baking sheet, no need to put them back in the muffin tin – they will already have their cup shape.
These bacon brie bites can be made up to three days ahead. Keep stored in your refrigerator then just pop them in a 350 degree oven for 5-10 minutes or until they are warm enough to serve.
Yes, you can freeze these. Bake them and let them cool down completely. Freeze them first in individual layers then once they are frozen, you can combine them all into one bag together. Let brie bites thaw before reheating.
You do not need to take the brie off the rind, you can just cut it into pieces and put them into the brie bites to bake.
Store these in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to three days. Reheat as explained above.
If you like these brie bites, then you will love these other bite-size appetizers!
- Bacon wrapped dates – stuffed dates wrapped in bacon then baked until crispy, these are a sweet and salty piece of paradise
- Grape jelly meatballs – grape jelly meatballs taken to another level with a delicious flavor profile, so easy to make in the crockpot too!
- Hash brown cups – serve these with eggs for brunch, chili for Super Bowl, or really any toppings for one yummy bite
- BBQ pulled pork sliders – these may take more than one bite to enjoy, but they are still finger food friendly and delicious
- Buffalo chicken rollups – a quick and easy way to serve buffalo chicken dip that makes the popular buffalo chicken dip a finger food
Bacon Brie Bites
- 1 8 oz can crescent roll dough
- 8 ounces brie
- ½ cup diced bacon
- ⅓ cup chopped pecans
- ⅓ cup real maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Grease a mini muffin pan and set aside.
- Roll out dough into a large rectangle. Seal seams.
- Cut dough into 24 equal pieces.
- Place one piece of cut dough into each muffin tin. Press down gently.
- Cut brie into small pieces and place one piece of brie in each cup.
- Mix bacon and pecans and then add 1 teaspoon to each cup.
- Pour about 1 teaspoon maple syrup in each cup.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until dough is golden brown and bacon is crisp.
- Remove each cup from pan.
- Serve warm.