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How to make a bacon rose bouquet

Skip the traditional roses and chocolate and cliches and make a bacon rose bouquet for someone you love on Mother's Day.
/ Source: TODAY

Whether it's Valentine's Day or Mother's Day, give the gift that truly shows how much you love someone: bacon.

I mean, Valentine's Day is the one day of the year when no one in a relationship can possibly live up to expectations. There are not enough flowers or chocolate or clichés in the world to satisfy your partner's romantic appetite. As for Mother's Day, you're probably already planning on having brunch with your mom, so up your game this time.

Which is why, this year, you must turn to bacon.

No, not just strips of those perfect pork ribbons on a platter — a bouquet of bacon roses, of course!

Roses are nice,

Bacon is awesome,

Put them together,

And watch your love blossom.

How to make a bacon rose bouquet

Here's what you'll need:

  • Thick-cut bacon
  • A muffin tin
  • Toothpicks
  • A bouquet of plastic roses
  • An oven

Step 1: Roll up slices of bacon individually and skewer with toothpicks.

Skewering bacon with toothpicks

Step 2: Place each "rose" in a muffin tin.

This will catch the grease as the bacon cooks.

Bacon roses in muffin tin

Step 3: Bake for 35-45 minutes at 375°F.

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Step 4: Let cool.

Let bacon roses cool

Step 5: Remove the plastic roses from their stems.

Removing plastic flowers from stems

Step 6: Once the bacon is cooled, remove the toothpicks and pop the "roses" onto the plastic stems.

Bacon rose on plastic stem

Et voilà!

Make bacon roses for Valentine's Day
Make bacon roses for Valentine's Day.TODAY

You've given a whole new meaning to bringing home the bacon and a lot more meaning to your relationship. Happy Bacontine's Day!


This article was originally published on February 12, 2017.