Hungry VX Celebrity Chef Jason Smith joins Gayle Guyardo the host of the nationally syndicated health and wellness show Bloom with a guilty pleasure dessert recipe for Chocolate Bacon Carmel Pie. Try a healthy swap – or remember portion control!

Chocolate Bacon Caramel Pie Recipe

By Chef Jason Smith

Serves 8


1 pound bacon, chopped

1 chocolate cracker pie crust

1 small box chocolate instant pudding

1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream

2 tsp vanilla

2 cups fresh whipped cream

½ cup favorite caramel sauce

½ cup toasted pecans, chopped


  • Place bacon in a skillet and cook until crispy, remove and let drain.
  • In a mixing bowl place, the pudding mix, cream, and vanilla and whisk together.
  • Once thick place in pie crust, and smooth out.
  • Sprinkle half the pecans over filling, spread whipped cream over top evenly.
  • Drizzle with caramel sauce.
  • Garnish with rest of pecans.
  • Place In fridge and let set for 2 hours before serving.

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