On a lazy saturday morning when you have nothing in particular to do, when you have a fresh pot of coffee, the newspaper and the living room all to yourself, you need to treat yourself to these. Yes, they’re slightly evil. Yes, they will go straight to your hips. But on that rare morning when the house is quiet and there’s not a thing to do, there is nothing better.
To make this ultimate sweet/savory combo you need only two ingredients: one can of cinnamon rolls and bacon. Of course make the cinnamon rolls from scratch if you’re feeling ambitious. But if not, a tube of store-bought “Grands” work just fine (beware the smaller sized versions, which often don’t “roll” at all—they’re just little discs of dough).
Fry the bacon until it just begins to crisp but is still flexible. Drain on paper towels.
Unroll the dough, place two strips of bacon into each, and roll back up.
Place in a greased pan. Doesn’t the bacon look like it just belongs there? It does. Believe me, it does.
Bake according to package directions…
…and enjoy. And if you go back for seconds, I won’t tell. The combination of the salty bacon and the sticky-sweet cinnamon roll is just too hard to resist.
Bacon Cinnamon Rolls
Makes 5 rolls
- 1 package “Grands” cinnamon rolls
- 10 strips bacon
Fry bacon for a few minutes on each side, until slightly crisp but still flexible. Drain on paper towels.
Unroll cinnamon rolls, place two strips of bacon into each, and roll back up. Place in a greased pan and bake according to package directions.