5 Bacon Wrapped Foods That will Change Your Life for the Better

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Bacon is undeniably one of the best foods on the planet. Its salty, smoky flavor keeps us coming back for more and, I’m just going to say it, everything is better with bacon on it — everything.

5 Bacon Wrapped Foods That will Change Your Life for the Better:

1. Bacon Wrapped Mushrooms with Blue Cheese

Ingredients:

  • 12 large baby portobello mushrooms
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 oz. blue cheese, crumbled
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 6 dashes hot sauce
  • 6 slices bacon

Directions:

  1. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  2. Clean tops of mushrooms and cut off stems.
  3. In a bowl, mix cream cheese, blue cheese, salt, pepper and hot sauce together.
  4. Divide cheese mixture evenly into mushroom caps.
  5. Cut each slice of bacon in half.
  6. Wrap around the outside of each mushroom and place a toothpick into the mushroom where the bacon ends overlap.
  7. Grill mushrooms 5-7 minutes per side or until bacon has grill marks, is crispy and the filling has melted.

2. Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen tater tots, at room temperature
  • 1 ounce sharp cheddar cheese, cut into 1/4-inch squares
  • 4 slices bacon, quartered
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Wrap each tater tot along with one cheese square in a piece of bacon.
  4. Repeat with remaining tater tot.
  5. Cover each tater tot in the brown sugar until completely coated.
  6. Place tater tots onto the baking sheet.
  7. Place into oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. Turn over once half way through.
  8. Garnished with parsley, if desired.

3. Bacon and Brussel Sprout Skewers

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound bacon
  • 2 pounds brussels sprouts
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • small wooden skewers

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut each strip of bacon in half lengthwise.
  3. Cook the bacon until it’s partially cooked but still soft.
  4. Remove the bacon from the pan, and set it aside.
  5. Remove most of the bacon grease from the pan, but just enough to coat it.
  6. Cut the brussels sprouts in half lengthwise.
  7. Add the sprouts, garlic powder, and sea salt to the frying pan.
  8. Sauté on medium heat until the sprouts are tender and browned.
  9. Assemble the skewers. Layer brussel sprouts and bacon, alternating.
  10. Bake the skewers on a baking pan for 5-10 minutes, or until the bacon is fully cooked.

4. Bacon Wrapped Parmesan Crackers

Ingredients:

  • Ritz crackers
  • thin sliced bacon
  • parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Lay crackers out on a baking rack that has slits in it (i.e. broiler pan).
  3. Pour a teaspoon of parmesan cheese over each cracker.
  4. Slice bacon in half, right down the middle of the package.
  5. Peel off a slice of bacon and lay the bacon across the top of the cheese.
  6. Wrap each end around the backside of the cracker so the ends of the bacon should meet.
  7. Press the ends together and then lay back down on the baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 2 hours.
  9. Serve.

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5. Bacon Wrapped Pretzels

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Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Break the pretzels in half.
  3. Cut the bacon slices in half.
  4. Spread sugar it out on a large flat dish.
  5. Coat each strip of bacon on both sides with the brown sugar.
  6. Make sure a lot of it adheres to the bacon.
  7. Wrap the bacon around the pretzel.
  8. Place pretzels on a wire rack and place it on top of a baking sheet or roasting pan.
  9. Bake at 375 for about 10-15 minutes or until bacon cooks.

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