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Bacon-Wrapped Apricot Bites

 Bacon-Wrapped Apricot Bites
These sweet and slightly smoky snacks are easy to eat, so be prepared with an extra batch. For a change, sprinkle them with a bit of Blue cheese or toasted almonds. —Tammie Floyd, Plano, Texas
24 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.


  • 8 maple-flavored bacon strips
  • 1 package (6 ounces) dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup honey barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard


  • Cut bacon strips widthwise into thirds. In a large skillet, cook
  • bacon over medium heat until partially cooked but not crisp. Remove
  • to paper towels to drain.
  • Wrap a bacon piece around each apricot; secure with a toothpick.
  • Place in an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until bacon is crisp.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, honey and
  • mustard. Serve with warm apricot bites. Yield: about 2 dozen (2/3
  • cup sauce).
Nutritional Facts: 1 appetizer with about 1 teaspoon sauce equals 47 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 105 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 starch.