Name us a food that can’t be wrapped in bacon, sprinkled with brown sugar, and baked to a sweet and crispy perfection? Can’t do it, can you. We’re not big meat eaters but there’s something about crispy bacon hors d’oeuvres that brings out the carnivore in even the toughest holdouts.
Mrs. Weekndr whipped up this easy recipe for two holiday parties last month. She picked it up during a catering gig a few years ago where, according to lore, party guests inhaled them at record speeds. They were equally devoured by our party guests, including one diet-conscious, animal-loving friend who finally broke down for a bite after much protest.
For these pictured we used crispy bread sticks, but we also made them with “homemade” wheat breadsticks prepared by cutting slices of wheatbread into sticks and then toasting until crispy. Once wrapped with one-half of a bacon strip and placed on a baking sheet, sprinkle with brown sugar and bake for about 30 min. at 350 degrees.
I have to say I preferred the wheat bread version over the crispy sticks. The spongy toast soaked up the bacon fat and sugar better than the hard, white-flour sticks, adding more depth to each bite. I apologize but we ate the entire batch before anyone could snap a photo of the finished product so you’ll have to use your imagination or make them for yourself.
P.S. If you’re obsessed with bacon, here’s a list of blogs and articles you might enjoy: 1. The Bacon Explosion, via NYTimes.com; 2. The Bacon Unwrapped blog. 3. Bacon is Dead! Long Live Bacon! from Salon.com; 4. Reactions to bacon-haters on the Bacon Today blog.