This Is How to Make Bacon-Wrapped Oreos

We found a treat with the perfect balance of sweet and savory, all wrapped up in one bite-sized package: bacon-wrapped Oreos.

You might think that milk and Oreos are the ultimate snack. But this treat is next level. It’s time to learn how to make bacon-wrapped Oreos!

Psst: Our Test Kitchen found the best bacon for this Oreo experiment.

What You’ll Need

Lucky for us, this recipe is fairly simple and doesn’t require too many ingredients. You’ll only need Oreos and thinly sliced bacon. But be sure to grab the following kitchen tools:

  • a rimmed baking sheet (the rimmed edge helps to prevent bacon grease from spilling over)
  • neutral oil
  • toothpicks
  • a Dutch oven or cast-iron skillet (with deep sides)

How to Make Bacon-Wrapped Oreos

There are two ways to make bacon-wrapped Oreos: you smoke ’em or deep-fry ’em.

How to Smoke the Oreos

If you’re going the smoking route, preheat your smoker (or oven) to 275° F. Take one piece of bacon and careful wrap it around one Oreo, then set on the baking sheet (seam side down). Repeat with the remaining cookies and Oreos.

Make sure that no area of the Oreo is uncovered, or else the cream will seep out the sides, potentially robbing you of the best part of this special treat! If your strips of bacon are extra long, cut them in half so that the bacon wraps completely around the Oreo, without doubling up. If the bacon layer is too thick, it could make the cookie a bit soggy.

Pop the Oreos in the smoker and allow them to slow smoke for about 45 minutes.

Deep-Frying the Oreos

If you decide to go the deep-frying route, secure the bacon seams by inserting a toothpick to ensure that the bacon and Oreo package stays together. Next, preheat about an inch of neutral oil (like canola oil) to about 350-375° F in a Dutch oven or cast-iron skillet. Using a fork or slotted spoon, gently drop the cookie in the hot oil, and let fry until the bacon is golden and crispy. Remove the cookie using the fork and quickly transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.

Let cool and dive in!

Our Thoughts

This is a fantastic spin on a traditional treat. It’s just the right amount of sweet, salty, smoky and decadent. Perfect for a special day or a random Saturday, these treats are a delightful indulgence all wrapped up in one bite-sized package. No matter when you serve them, your guests will love this unlikely pairing!

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Laura Denby
Laura is a New York-based freelance food writer with a degree in Culinary Arts from the Institute of Culinary Education and a degree in Journalism from Penn State. Her work has appeared in Taste of Home, Chowhound, the Culture Trip and Patch.