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Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites

 Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites
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
32 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix butter and seasonings.
  • Add potatoes and toss to coat.
  • 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.
  • Bake 40-45 minutes or until bacon is crisp and sweet potato is
  • tender. Serve with maple syrup. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 appetizer (calculated without syrup) equals 64 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 140 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.