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Bacon and Nutella Napoleons

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4-Ingredient Bacon and Nutella Napoleons. A decadent salty-sweet treat that can satisfy any craving!

Bacon Desserts; they’re trendy right now. Actually “trendy” isn’t quite strong enough to describe the impact of pork fat and sugar on food culture. It’s literally EVERYWHERE. Donuts served with bacon on top, chocolate covered b-strips,  candied bacon, pork fat ice cream, deep fried twinkies stuffed with you-know-what, maple bacon martinis, chocolate chip piggy cookies, porky bread pudding… I could go on.

The fact is, when Denny’s is advertising Maple Bacon Ice Cream Sundaes you know it’s become an over-the-top pop-culture phenomenon.

4-Ingredient Bacon and Nutella Napoleons

Usually, I rebel against this sort of thing. Not pork fat. Or sweets for that matter, I’m a fan of both. I simply rebel against trendy things. I can’t exactly tell you why, maybe it has to do with the old question mom and pop embedded deep in my psyche, “So if your friends decide to jump off a cliff, would you jump too?”

If all my friends are wearing platform shoes, I refuse. If everyone is watching a certain show on TV, I’m entirely disinterested. If all the bakers are making French macaroons, for some unknown reason I cross my arms in protest. Don’t I like French macaroons? Of course I do… it’s the principle of the matter. *wink*

But I have thoroughly and completely given into this bacon dessert craze. Dreams of salty pork fat dripping with chocolate flood my mind and suddenly, I could care less if everyone else is doing it.

If my friends jumped off a cliff into a boiling river of Nutella with shards of bacon drifting through, would I jump too? Yes. Yes I would. Emphatically, YES.

After all, bacon does make everything better, and so does Nutella. So how could this be wrong?

4-Ingredient Bacon and Nutella Napoleons - Salty Sweet Ecstasy!

This little creation, Bacon and Nutella Napoleons, is almost too easy to make. Dangerously easy. It involves three stand-alone ingredients that when put together have a dark power~Bacon, Nutella, and Pound Cake.

Make sure to prepare these with friends (AKA accountability partners) around or you WILL eat the entire tray!

To Prepare Bacon and Nutella Napoleons:

Sizzle up some strips and drain on a paper towel. Slice a pound cake into 1/4 inch slices. Then use a cookie cutter to cut small circles of cake.

Making 4-Ingredient Bacon and Nutella Napoleons - Salty Sweet Ecstasy!

Place some Nutella in a piping bag (or plastic bag with the corner snipped off) and layer the pound cake, Nutella and bacon strips.

How to Make 4-Ingredient Bacon and Nutella Napoleons - Salty Sweet Ecstasy!

Drizzle a little extra Nutella on top and sprinkle with a touch of sea salt.

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Bacon and Nutella Napoleons

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
4-Ingredient Bacon and Nutella Napoleons. A decadent salty-sweet treat that can satisfy any craving!
Servings: 20 Napoleons



  • Cut the strips of bacon into quarters. Sizzle in a skillet until reddish-brown and mostly crisp.
  • Cut a pound cake into 1/4-inch slices. Then use a 1- to 1 1/2-inch cookie cutter to cut small circles of cake. You end up with about 60-70 circles, depending on the size of your pound cake.
  • Place some Nutella in a piping bag (or plastic bag with the corner snipped off) and layer the pound cake, Nutella and bacon strips, three pound cake slices high.
  • Drizzle a little extra Nutella on top and sprinkle with a touch of sea salt.


Serving: 1Napoleon, Calories: 138kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 231mg, Potassium: 60mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 30IU, Calcium: 12mg, Iron: 0.5mg
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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72 comments on “Bacon and Nutella Napoleons”

  1. Yummy and easy!!

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  13. I am just sitting at work drooling over these… Can’t.. look… away! I <3 bacon and chocolate together. Thanks for the recipe! (I also <3 easy recipes.)

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  16. You had me at bacon!!

  17. The bacon dessert thing has my boys going nuts…being raised by a vegetarian mom has them bacon obsessed :) They look so fun!

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  19. you are right about trendy…..it hasn’t caught on with me…i am not great at sweet and savory but someday i will cave, I am sure!

  20. So creative, I love the idea.

  21. Nutella and bacon…..is that heaven before me? Why yes….I think it is. Wonderful treat.

  22. I love the idea of cutting the cake with cookie cuter..will appeal to my kids. Have missed out quite a few scrumptious posts here, Sommer..need to browse them all.

  23. You’re right, this is super easy. I don’t always indulge in food trends, but sometimes you just gotta :) I have a pretty good feeling that bacon desserts are not going away any time soon!

  24. I have to admit, the whole chocolatey bacon craze has always been very intriguing to me, but I’ve never actually tried it. I love how simple and easy this recipe is! Sounds like the perfect introduction to bacon desserts!

  25. That looks great Summer! Definitely a delicious way to combine salty and sweet into a finger food friendly treat.

  26. LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing what you’ll come up with next!! Killer photos.

  27. LOVE LOVE LOVE coming to your site and seeing what you’ll come up with next!! These are killer. XOXO

  28. I signed onto your website stuffed, and now I’m drooling and hungry!
    These look absolutely incredible and your photos are stunning.
    I’ll try this out ASAP…maybe with the brioche I just made! So yummy, cannnot wait!

  29. I think I’m tearing in pure joy reading your post. My two favorite things, nutella and bacon, served with pound cake. I must be in heaven right now. I will be serving this up for Mother’s Day next week!!

  30. I’ve been hearing about this pork and chocolate pairing craze via the internet (I live in a small Mexican pueblo) and I don’t doubt that it is good, but I am not a pork eater. On the other hand, I’ll take chocolate anytime. Congrats on making the Top 9 on Foodbuzz.

  31. I’m not even a meat eater, but I know this pairing is marvelous. Congrats on making the Top 9 today!

  32. I’m going to eat up my screen. Incredible!

  33. I avoid the “trends” but if bacon was jumping off a cliff – I might follow. And now I’m looking for an excuse to have people over so I can make these (too dangerous just to make for the family – oh what a lot of calories would be consumed). Pure non-trendy deliciousness.

  34. oh, MY!! and love this concept too…how beautiful simple. seems like there could be endless variations–all involving bacon! ;)

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  36. Im all over this trend if these are the types of desserts I get! Long live the bacon. These look beautiful.

  37. That is the most perfect poundcake I’ve ever seen, I recently fell in love with Paula Deen’s recipe, but could I have the recipe for the pound cake? That aside, I just admire your creativity, I really do, this is quite an adorable looking biscuit.

  38. This is great way to convert a simple pound cake to a gorgeous classy sweet treat .. I love bacon, but hubby likes only and only in breakfast !

  39. You know, I’m the same! if anything is “trendy” I will not be interested in it until it goes out of fashion lol! But I had the same thing with chocolate and bacon. As I’m not a big fan of chocolate, in fact, the combination with bacon has made it wonderful to me. Imagine with Nutella, which instead I already love by itself. I need to try a Nutella bacon dessert too!

  40. Wow! yes the lamest blog comment ever but you’ve left me speechless.



  42. MMM..bacon fatty goodness? What could be better!

  43. Gorgeous presentation! beautifully done delicious.

  44. That pound cake alone is already fantastic, and layered with nutella and bacon…that’s just a Queen Treat!

  45. That pound cake alone is already fantastic, and layered with nutella and bacon…that’s just heavenly!

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  47. I’m usually behind on trends so that when I actually start participating, the trend is over and I am no longer “trendy.” Good tactic, eh?? :) But bacon in desserts? Totally loving this one!! Love this recipe- so easy and SO impressive!!

  48. Amazing! I have never tried Nutella with bacon before, but I bet it is over the top wonderful :) These are too cute! When Titanic came out I was in seventh grade and in a “I won’t do it if everyone else does” phase. I still have yet to see the movie!

  49. I’ve never been a trendy girl. I like to go against the grain – it’s more fun (wink)… I love your creations and am quite sure I could devour several in one sitting!

  50. That is so cool. The combo is wonderful.

  51. Another one bites the dust. I am with ya, just fell in to the trend of bacon in dessert. Yours is aweseom!

  52. Oh man. That’s hot stuff. As one fellow Okie to another, know that I’m ‘fixin’ to’ make this puppy as my pre-Royal Wedding day holiday treat. Well done!

  53. I was smiling reading your post, as I feel so much like you.. outside the box ideas are what excites me haha. the first time i made nutella and bacon stuffed french toast my kids were like ewww but when they took a bite hmmm.. oh well it’s been a breakfast staple since haha
    but these Bacon & Nutella Napoleons are insanely delicious. I could finish a tray of this. oh yes definitely sure!

    I love your site. did it have a “facelift” it looks so fresh and clean out here.

  54. Sommer, this sounds too good to be true! Bacon AND Nutella, what a treat.
    Great pictures! Kirsten

  55. Haha there’s a reason bacon is trendy: it inspired people to awesome sweet-salty heights of deliciousness…like this. Yummm.

  56. Darling and delicious! I laughed reading your post – I’m so like you, I’ll always do the opposite of what “they” say or tell me to do! I’ve heard alot of this “bacon” combo but have not had the desire to try any….until now! It’s simple, it’s unique and it’s so pretty!

  57. Nutella and bacon! Sinfully fabulous!

  58. I completely agree with you on avoiding trends, but this dessert?!? My oh my you have created the impossible here! This is 100% something I am going to try! (And probably eat all of without sharing)

  59. This is FABULOUS!!! I already have modification ideas running through my mind!

  60. Wipe…drool…off…of…face…. Literally, these look delicious! I absolutely love bacon desserts (hence why they are so popular, as I’m not the only one lol) and Nutella! Bravo!

  61. It is ah-mah-zing how you take every day food and turn them into culinary couture!

    wowzah dahling :)

    chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  62. These look absolutely amazing and I would be in that vat right behind you!

  63. While it’s true that bacon is “trendy,” who doesn’t love bacon?!?! These look amazing!

  64. These look excellent! Wow.

  65. Yum, like a BLT sandwich, with nutella :) I love it!

  66. What a nice presentation and I love how easy and simple it is! This might just have to be dessert Friday night when the girls come over. =) Love it.

  67. I am the same way! I love to break tradition and I don’t like to follow the norms…however, the bacon in the desserts is something I am so glad you caved with. I think your play on this new fad is just perfect! First off, pound cake just reminds me of spring time and strawberries. My mom always use to serve pound cake with whipped cream and fresh summer strawberries when I was little. Secondly, Nutella is a new love for me, I just discovered how much I love it this year…and man was I missing out before!! YUM! Thirdly, who doesn’t love bacon?! I mean, really.

    This is just so creative! Thank you so much for sharing it!

  68. Thos are so adorable and I LOVE your presentation.

  69. These look awesome!~

  70. I say not a trend…a classic! What a gorgeous presentation – that poundcake…great way to raise the elegance level at any party.

  71. I am speechless. I want that for breakfast!