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Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites Recipe

Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

Reviews for Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites

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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..."

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015

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

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."

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!"

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2014

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

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

"these are amazing! and definitely no syrup needed"

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! ;)"

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."

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

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

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

"so good! no maple syrup needed!"

Reviewed Nov. 20, 2013

"I did a trial run of this recipe yesterday to take to a potluck this weekend. Being it is a thanksgiving pot luck, these will be a good side dish. I really liked them and a nice change from the normal sweet potato dishes. a keeper"

Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"I have made these a couple of times now and everyone asks for the recipe!! Really good... you don't need the syrup with them they are awesome just by themselves. Thanks for sharing!!!"

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