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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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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    • 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!

    • 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.

    • nicolastone
      Dec 26, 2015

      These are so yummy...but very time consuming...the only problem..as 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...

    • chevstriss
      Mar 22, 2015

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

    • Paigeautumn
      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.