Once Feb. 14 comes along, you may be anxiously awaiting that stunning flower arrangement your sweetie sent you. While your man may not have the same reaction to a brilliant bouquet of long-stem roses as like, you can still wow him with a bouquet of meaty bacon!
These blooming bites were so easy to make, and they can be gifted in a vase or presented as a centerpiece for your romantic dinner for two.
Materials needed for DIY bacon roses
- 24 strips of bacon (2 strips per rose)
- 1 head of crisp celery (with leaves)
- 1 mini muffin pan
- 12 baking cups or liners
How to make a blooming bacon bouquet
- To make the bacon roses, lay one strip of bacon on a plate and roll it onto itself. If your bacon has a lot of fat, be sure to keep the meaty red part at the top. Take a second strip of bacon and roll the rose into it to double the size. If your bacon roses appear extra meaty and look like they might fall apart, stick a toothpick in through the center to be sure it holds up.
- Take a cupcake wrapper and use your toothpick to poke several holes through the bottom. Place one unbaked bacon rose into the cupcake wrapper, and place this above the muffin pan. The holes at the bottom allow the grease to escape, and the mini muffin pan will catch the escaped cooking grease.
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Place your muffin pan in the oven and let it bake for 40 minutes or until slightly crispy.
- Remove from oven and let cool.
- Take your head of celery and break off several stalks so you can arrange them in different heights in your vase.
- Once the bacon roses cool, slowly sit your roses onto the celery until secure. As long as your celery stalks are fresh and crisp, you shouldn’t need any extra support.