Sometimes the best things in life are the simplest. Take these bacon bites, courtesy of What Can I Bring? by Elizabeth Heiskell, for example.
There are only three ingredients and they’re so easy a monkey could make them. Yet, they’re the ultimate party snack, and they will keep for up to two days in an airtight container.
Just a couple quick tips before you get started:
Watch the bacon bites, and, if they are cooking too fast on the bottom, roll them over so they can caramelize evenly. As soon as they are done take them off the pan, otherwise, they will superglue themselves to the foil.
Other than that, they’re pretty much impossible to mess up – just make sure to prepare a lot, because they’ll go faster than you think.
- 2 cups light brown sugar, packed
- 22 slices bacon
- 22 very thin breadsticks breadsticks (thin)
- 1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spread the brown sugar in a large pan or baking sheet. Wrap 1 bacon slice around each breadstick, starting at one end of the breadstick and barely overlapping the bacon. Roll the bacon-wrapped breadsticks in the brown sugar, pressing to adhere. (At this point, you can cover and refrigerate overnight, if desired).
- 2 Place breadsticks on an aluminum foil-lined 12- x 7-inch baking sheet.
- 3 Bake in the preheated oven until bacon is cooked through and almost crisp, 35 to 40 minutes. Immediately remove the warm sticks from baking sheet, and place on wax paper. (They will stick like glue if not moved immediately).
- 4 Cool to room temperature, then serve.