RITZ and COCA-COLA combine flavors with bacon for this amazing appetizer - pure bliss!
What You Need
1 lb. center-cut bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 large sweet onions, cut each into 4 wedges, then cut each wedge into thin slices
3/4 cup COCA-COLA
5 tsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
1/8 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley, divided
48 RITZ Crackers
Cook and stir bacon in medium skillet until crisp. Use slotted spoon to remove bacon from skillet; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 1 Tbsp. drippings from skillet.
Add onions to drippings in skillet; cook 10 to 12 min. or until golden brown, stirring frequently. (If onions are getting too dark or start to stick to bottom of skillet, add up to 2 Tbsp. water to skillet, stirring while cooking to scrape onions from bottom of skillet.)
Add all remaining ingredients except parsley and crackers; mix well. Cook 15 min. or until thickened to jam-like consistency, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in 5 tsp. parsley. Spoon into bowl. Cool.
Spread bacon mixture onto crackers; sprinkle with remaining parsley.