Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.


about 2-1/2 dozen

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
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
Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix butter and seasonings. Add sweet potatoes and toss to coat.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until bacon is crisp and sweet potato is tender. 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.