Celebrating Father’s Day by Cooking Bacon Hearts with Wright® Brand Bacon from HEB!

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Melanie is now at that really cool age where she is aware of upcoming holidays and wants to help make them special. So when I told her that Father's Day was coming up and we could plan a special breakfast to cook for Daddy, she immediately jumped up and down, clapping her hands, and yelling “Bacon and wapples! Bacon and wapples!” It's like she's mind-melding with her father or something because that's exactly what he wants for his special day. Since both things are pretty easy to make, I decided to up my game and use my favorite thick sliced bacon to make fun hearts to serve with the waffles. Cute, right? Melanie was so excited about making the bacon shapes and helping me mix the waffles. Read on for the recipes we used and enjoy celebrating Father's Day by cooking bacon hearts with Wright® Brand Bacon from HEB!

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You Will Need:
For the Bacon Hearts:

1 Package of Wright Brand Bacon from HEB
Rimmed Baking Sheet
Parchment Paper

For the Waffles:

Boxed Pancake Mix
An Egg
Waffle Maker
Baking Spray
Sliced Fruit or Berries

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Directions:
For the Bacon Hearts:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Cut the slices of Wright Brand Bacon in half.
  4. Using 2 pieces of the bacon you just cut in half to create a heart shape on the rimmed baking sheet.
  5. Bake the bacon hearts for 18-25 minutes or until done.
  6. Transfer the bacon hearts to a paper towel lined plate to cool slightly.

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For the Waffles:

  1. Preheat waffle maker.
  2. Mix the pancake mix as directed then fold in the egg.
  3. Use the baking spray to lightly coat the waffle maker.
  4. Use the waffle maker's measuring cup to measure out and pour the appropriate amount of mix on to the waffle maker.
  5. Close the waffle maker and bake the waffles until the light indicates they are done.

Serve the bacon hearts along side the freshly baked waffles and some sliced fruit for a Father's Day breakfast that's sure to make Dad grin from ear to ear. In my house, Melanie was absolutely delighted to be making “wapples for Daddy” and literally squealed with delight over the cute bacon hearts. She was so proud to make a plate for her dad and serve him his special breakfast at the dining table. And, as you can see, she wasn't the only one excited about the bacon hearts! Just look at Finn!

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Interested in making your own bacon hearts using Wright Brand Bacon? Then be sure to grab some at HEB the next time you're there! You can also check out some other bacon-inspired recipes plus an offer for a free product here. After all, it's not Father's Day in Texas without some thick sliced bacon on the menu. Just ask my born and bred Texan husband!

On a more personal note, I hope that all my readers have a Happy Father's Day. It was always one my favorite days to hang out with my Dad while he was still alive and was always filled with food, stories, and laughter. My Dad loved just being surrounded by his family and eating his favorite foods. In his memory, my husband and I strive to share those same happy times with our kids so that they too, will understand that Father's Day isn't about gifts – it's about family… and BACON. Because, BACON. Have a great day, y'all!

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