Crack Keto Bites – Plain Chicken

Crack Keto Bites Recipe – this EASY keto bacon recipe makes an irresistible low-carb appetizer, breakfast, or snack. Only 7 ingredients and a 10-minute baking time! Crispy bacon, almond flour, egg, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, ranch seasoning, and baking powder. I could have eaten the whole batch myself! You might want to double the recipe. These low-carb puffs never last long at our house.

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Keto Bacon Bites with Cheddar and Ranch

These Crack Keto Bites have been on repeat at our house. Crispy bacon, cheddar, cream cheese, ranch dressing mix, egg, almond flour, and baking powder. SO good! I made these during the holidays and they flew off the plate. I could have eaten the whole batch myself! They taste AH-MAZ-ING!

Even if you aren’t doing a low-carb or keto diet, you are going to love these bacon puffs! They are effortless to make and ready to eat in under 20 minutes! You can’t beat that! These are great for breakfast, parties, or a delicious low-carb snack. You must give this recipe a try ASAP!

What does CRACK mean?

If a recipe has “crack” in the title it means that the recipe has cheddar, bacon, and ranch in the ingredients. It all started with me Crack Dip way back in 2007. I made the dip for a Titans football game. Everyone went crazy over it. We couldn’t stop eating it and said it was like crack. The name stuck.

According to the dictionary, the definition of crack is “of superior excellence or ability”. We think the flavor combination of cheddar, bacon, and ranch fits this definition! This recipe is most definitely of superior excellence!

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How to Make Crack Keto Bites

These puffs are super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Start with cooking bacon in a the divide until crispy over medium-high heat. Remove from skillet and drain bacon grease on paper towels. Chop bacon slices into small pieces. In a microwave-safe large bowl, melt sharp cheddar cheese and cream cheese in the microwave for 30 to 45 seconds. Stir until smooth. Mix in almond flour, an egg, ranch seasoning, and baking powder. Stir in the cooked bacon and more cheddar cheese. Use a small cookie scoop and scoop the mixture into balls. Place on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I sat down Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour. You can find it at Walmart, your grocery store, etc Amazon.
  • You can also substitute turkey bacon for a lower-calorie option.
    • Can use regular or uncured bacon.
  • To cut down on prep time, use precooked bacon.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix made with buttermilk powder, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, chives, dill, sea salt, and black pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
  • I like to line my baking sheets with parchment paper or use a silicone baking mat. This is optional.
  • Can Crack Keto Balls be made in advance? Yes! Bake the balls as directed, allow them to cool, then store them in an airtight container. They will last in the fridge for 3 to 5 days.
    • When you are ready to serve, you can take them out and allow them to get to room temperature, heat them in the microwave or eat them cold.
  • Can Keto-Friendly Bacon Bites be frozen? Yes! Bake the balls as directed, allow them to cool, then store them in a plastic freezer bag. Thaw and reheat in the microwave or wrapped in aluminum foil in the oven.
  • You can serve the bacon bites hot out of the oven or ccooled to room temperature. Leftovers are even delicious cold!
  • Are Crack Keto Bites gluten-free? Yes! All of the ingredients in the recipe are gluten-free.
  • I garnish the cooked balls with some dried parsleyjust for color.
  • Large leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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What to Serve with Keto Bacon Puffs

These bacon puffs are dangerously delicious. We love them for breakfast with eggs and muffins. Try them dipped in some sugar-free maple syrup – YUM! They are equally delicious at lunch or dinner as a side dish to a bowl of soup or a salad.

We eat the balls plain. If you like to serve them with a dipping sauce, I suggest some Homemade Ranch Dressing, sugar-free BBQ sauce, or Raising Cane’s Sauce.

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Crack Keto Bites (Cheddar, Bacon & Ranch)

Yield: 3 the dozen

Prep Time 10 my s

Cook Time 15 my s

Total Time 25 my s

Crack Keto Bites Recipe – this EASY keto bacon recipe makes an irresistible low-carb appetizer, breakfast, or snack. Only 7 ingredients and a 15 minute baking time! Crispy bacon, almond flour, egg, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, ranch seasoning, and baking powder. I could have eaten the whole batch myself! You might want to double the recipe. These low-carb puffs never last long at our house.

  • 1 lb bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup cheddar, divided
  • 2 – oz cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp ranch dressing mix
  • 1 large eggs
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.

  • In a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crispy. Drain on paper towels. Chop into small pieces.

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine ¼ cup cheddar cheese and cream cheese. Cook in the microwave for 30 to 45 seconds, until melted. Stir until smooth.

  • Stir in egg, almond flour, baking powder, and ranch dressing mix. Mix in cooked bacon pieces and the remaining ¾ cup shredded cheese.

  • Use a small cookie scoop to scoop the dough and roll it into balls. Place on prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown.

  • I used Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour. You can find it at Walmart, your grocery store, etc Amazon.
  • You can also substitute turkey bacon for a lower-calorie option.
    • Can use regular or uncured bacon.
  • To cut down on prep time, use precooked bacon.
  • I like to line my baking sheets with parchment paper or use a silicone baking mat. This is optional.
  • Can Crack Keto Balls be made in advance? Yes! Bake the balls as directed, allow them to cool, then store them in an airtight container. They will last in the fridge for 3 to 5 days.
    • When you are ready to serve, you can take them out and allow them to get to room temperature, heat them in the microwave or eat them cold.
  • Can Keto-Friendly Bacon Bites be frozen? Yes! Bake the balls as directed, allow them to cool, then store them in a plastic freezer bag. Thaw and reheat in the microwave or wrapped in aluminum foil in the oven.
  • You can serve the bacon balls hot out of the oven or cooled to room temperature. Leftovers are even delicious cold!
  • Are Crack Keto Bites gluten-free? Yes! All of the ingredients in the recipe are gluten-free.
  • I garnish the cooked balls with some dried parsley, just for color.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Steph

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