Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites Recipe
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Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites Recipe

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After making little bacon-wrapped sausages for years, I needed a change! I had an extra sweet potato and half a package of bacon on hand, so I put on my thinking cap and came up with this treat. —Kelly Williams, Forked River, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large sweet potatoes (about 1-3/4 pounds), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 pound bacon strips, halved
  • Maple syrup, warmed

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer (calculated without syrup): 64 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 140mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix butter and seasonings. Add potatoes and toss to coat.
  2. Place brown sugar in a shallow bowl. Wrap one piece bacon around each sweet potato cube; secure with a toothpick. Dip each side in brown sugar. Place on a parchment paper-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  3. Bake 40-45 minutes or until bacon is crisp and sweet potato is tender. Serve with maple syrup. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites in Taste of Home December 2013

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Mrsmac54 User ID: 8868146 248611
Reviewed May. 25, 2016

"This recipe is a lot of pre. l highly recommend putting sweet potatoes on a rack before baking, too much brown sugar. I was afraid my oven was going to catch on fire. Won't make this again."

nicolastone User ID: 8676221 240293
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2015

"These are so yummy...but very time consuming...the only you have to hand wrap each one...but worth it lol...I took these for a Thanksgiving potluck and was requested I make them for Christmas...made a double batch...took a few hours but lol...the only prob I had was if you use the parchment paper the bottoms tend to burn...but I was told by some that the little burned pieces on the bottom gave it a little extra taste...My brother in law threatened to run off with them when I made them for a third time for Xmas day...and just eat those lol...but they taste better when you eat them fresh versus making them ahead of time and putting them if the fridge...definitely will have to make them again..."

MY REVIEW User ID: 7040418 223366
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015

"I drizzled the tiniest bit of the maple syrup to make less mess at the buffet table - these went fast"

Paigeautumn User ID: 8242425 219558
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2015

"I made these last night for a Super Bowl party. Everyone loved them!! They were gone quickly. No maple syrup needed ,sweet enough. They are delicious and I might add a little bit more of the cayenne pepper just because I like a little more kick. I will be making these again."

ruthannbranham User ID: 585434 139894
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2014

"These are amazing! I made them the other night for a group get-together, making no changes at all to the recipe. They were so good that I'm making them again this Sunday for a Super Bowl party. Try them -- you'll love them!"

eldlandes User ID: 560829 196637
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2014

"loved this recipe and did not need syrup -sweet enough with brown sugar"

mommaclea User ID: 5358705 199191
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

"these are amazing! and definitely no syrup needed"

havingfunwithmyfamily User ID: 7043692 139864
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

"Delicious! I also agree, no need for syrup. I did however use a Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing packet to make a Ranch Dipping Sauce, and the combination of Ranch dressing with the sweet, and salty sweet potato bites was really good! ;)"

Noellian User ID: 5683416 126543
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2013

"Everyone loved these! I agree, no need for the syrup. I did cut the bacon in thirds to accomodate the amount of potatoes. I must have gotten thicker cut bacon or something."

Janadele User ID: 7087902 200317
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"My husband loves bacon but usually not sweet potatoes, however he liked this combination."

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