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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    about 2-1/2 dozen


  • 2 tablespoons 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 pound bacon strips, halved
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • Maple syrup, warmed


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix butter and seasonings. Add sweet potatoes and toss to coat.
  • Wrap 1 piece bacon around each sweet potato cube; secure with a toothpick. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Place on a parchment-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  • Bake until bacon is crisp and sweet potato is tender, 40-45 minutes. Serve with maple syrup.

Test Kitchen tip
  • Enjoy these on a Sunday afternoon watching football or as tasty one-bite appetizers for a holiday party.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 appetizer: 60 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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    • Ashley
      Dec 20, 2020

      I used Cajun instead of Cayenne since we don't like a lot of heat, it was delicious! We had way more sweet potato than bacon so we did some with no bacon and those were almost better than the ones with bacon!

    • Ann-marie
      Aug 19, 2020

      This was super easy and super delicious. I added chili powder and added only a pinch of cayenne. 1/2 a slice of bacon per cube of sweet potato was perfect.

    • Anita
      Dec 8, 2019

      These are delicious! I did turn them a couple of times after the half-way point just to be sure the bacon cooked well. I did not use maple syrup, they don't really it. Also, had some coated potato chunks left over (ran out of bacon) so I baked them as well. Even without the bacon, they are so, so good! These might become my go-to for party appetizers.

    • rangermoed
      Dec 2, 2019

      These were a big hit this thanksgiving. Very easy to make and tasted great. No need for the maple syrup. I did add a little extra cayenne by mistake and it added an extra little kick at the end of the bite. We'll be making these again!

    • sharonsedlak
      Nov 27, 2019

      Easy to make, and delishous! No syrup needed, turn on there side last 10 minutes to brown more evenly

    • Deb
      Nov 22, 2019

      Decided to try my hand at these since I love "ooh-doovers" as a famous character called em. I was worried because bacon in the oven takes 25 minutes and the sweet potato usually more but it turned out great and delicious. I made one sweet potato as a test and I added more cinnamon s

    • Appy_Girl
      Oct 3, 2019

      Tasty and impressive. Very easy to prepare. I par baked my sweet potato. They baked perfectly. I did cut back on the brown sugar. A great little make ahead then just bake up and serve. Tasted good even at room temperature. VFE. A great choice for the Holidays.

    • randcbruns
      Jan 8, 2019

      We love candied bacon wrapped smokies, so this was my chance to make a “fancy” version. My kids don’t care for sweet potatoes but these were a hit!

    • Flyers78
      Feb 3, 2018

      No comment left

    • Mrsmac54
      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.