Bacon Bites


This favorite snack is perfect for any crowd, with its crispy bacon and glazed brown sugar flair.

Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs

This recipe comes from the pages of What Can I Bring?, our go-to source for Southern food fitting for any and every occasion. From the author, Elizabeth Heiskell: So here it is in all its glory…our most talked about, sought after, and begged for recipe. We love these served in mint julep cups or silver goblets.

Although this recipe calls for just three simple ingredients, there are a few tips that will make you a pro: Always line your rimmed baking sheet with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Watch the bacon bites, and, if they are cooking too fast on the bottom, roll them over so they can caramelize evenly.

Bacon Bites

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As soon as they are done, take them off the pan, otherwise they will superglue themselves to the foil.

You'll never have to ask "What can I bring?" again after whipping up a batch of these savory crunchy bites for your next holiday party! The requests will just keep rolling in.


  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar

  • 22 bacon slices

  • 22 very thin breadsticks (from a 3.5-ounce package)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spread the brown sugar in a large pan or baking sheet.

    brown sugar spread in a baking sheet

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    Wrap 1 bacon slice around each breadstick, starting at 1 end of the breadstick and barely overlapping the bacon. Roll the breadsticks in the brown sugar, pressing to adhere. (At this point, you can cover and refrigerate overnight, if desired.)

    bacon-wrapped breadsticks in brown sugar-filled pan

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    Place breadsticks on an aluminum foil-lined 12- x 7-inch baking sheet.

    bacon-wrapped breadsticks on an aluminum foil-lined baking pan

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  2. Bake in the preheated oven until bacon is cooked through and almost crisp, 35 to 40 minutes. Immediately remove the warm sticks from baking sheet, and place on wax paper. (They will stick like glue if not moved immediately.) Cool to room temperature.

    bacon-wrapped breadsticks on a cooling rack

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