These Baked Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites on a toothpick are simply delicious. They are soft and crisp all at the same time. Sweet, salty, and a hint of spiciness, these are perfect easy-finger foods for your holiday party.
The ultimate appetizer at any holiday party will be the bacon-wrapped something. Like these bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers, and a bacon wrapped scallops . Of course, if you are looking for something a little more hearty then check out this Grilled cheese with Jalapeno and Bacon
Sweet Potato Appetizer
I love just about any potato recipe as a side recipe. I have to admit that sweet potatoes are a constant in my weekly diet. Most weeks, I’ll bake a few and put them in the fridge to heat up as my breakfast or a quick, nutritious lunch. They are such a healthy potato and a great starch substitute if you are trying to watch your weight.
Of course, these sweet potato bites wrapped in bacon aren’t as healthy as eating a normal sweet potato, but when it’s game day or a holiday party, you have to splurge a little with some bacon recipes like these gouda and bacon stuffed mushrooms.
- Sweet Potato Appetizer
- What You’ll Love About this Appetizer
- How to Make Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites
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- What to serve with Sweet Potato Bacon Bites
- Storing and Reheating
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- Baked Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites Appetizers
What You’ll Love About this Appetizer
- These sweet potato bites are an easy sweet potato finger food.
- Bacon-wrapped sweet potato bites are always a huge hit. Even the kids will devour this delicious appetizer. Make sure you have plenty on hand because they will be gone fast.
- You can make this appetizer ahead of time.
- sweet potatoes – You’ll probably need 2 large or 3 medium sweet potatoes to make about 2 dozen sweet potato bites
- butter – you’ll want this to be unsalted. The bacon and a small amount of salt in this recipe will lend enough salt to this recipe, so you do not need salted butter
- salt – this will only be a small amount of salt. It is used to enhance the flavors of the spices and broth
- cayenne pepper – you don’t have to add this if you are worried about the spice, but it does not overpower the sweet potato bites. It is just a hint of spiciness that you will barely notice
- cinnamon – holiday foods and cinnamon go hand in hand, just like cinnamon and sweet potatoes. Cinnamon adds a little depth to the sweet potato flavor
- chicken broth – this will be used to mix with the seasonings and coat the chunks of sweet potato
- bacon – you’ll want to get center-cut bacon for this recipe. It will caramelize perfectly and provide plenty of bacon grease for these sweet potatoes to cook in. You’ll probably need about 2 lbs. of bacon for two dozen bites
- brown sugar – cinnamon, brown sugar, and sweet potatoes are a classic combination. With all of the salt in the bacon, broth, and seasonings, the brown sugar will lighten the flavors up and provide a balance
How to Make Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Throw 2 dozen toothpicks into a small bowl of water and let them soak as you prepare the sweet potato bites.
Peel sweet potatoes and slice them into 1-inch-sized slices
Cut the slice in half to get a bite-sized piece.
In a large bowl, mix the melted butter, salt, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon
Throw the sweet potato pieces into the broth mixture and Toss them to coat.
Cut the bacon into halves.
Wrap a piece of bacon around each coated sweet potato bite.
Insert a toothpick to hold it in place.
Pour the brown sugar into a small bowl, and dip the bacon-wrapped sweet potatoes into the brown sugar. You may need to press each side into the brown sugar.
Coat a large baking dish with parchment paper
Bake and serve.
Use parchment paper to line your baking sheet. This will allow you to lift the bites off out of the pan. easily
What to serve with Sweet Potato Bacon Bites
- Homemade ranch dressing is perfect for dipping.
- Sausage Bites are a great compliment for this appetizer.
- Dijon mustard
Yes. Although these appetizers are best on the day you make them, you can wrap and refrigerate cooled off bacon-wrapped sweet potato bites. To warm them up, bake them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for five minutes
Center-cut bacon is the best to use for this recipe
Storing and Reheating
Store leftovers wrapped in the refrigerator
Reheating: reheat these bites at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 5 minutes and let cool a little bit before serving
Freezing: This appetizer would be a great candidate for freezing. Let cool completely and store in freezer bags. Let thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Bake until warmed through
*Note – Reheating these bites will not give you the same crisp bacon that you had the day these were made. They will still taste delicious, but the bacon will be softer
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Baked Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites Appetizers
- ¼ cup butter melted unsalted
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp. cinnamon
- 3 Tbsp. chicken broth
- 2 large sweet potatoes peeled, and cut into bite-sized cubes – about an inch *you should end up with approximately 28 pieces of sweet potato bites
- 2 lb. bacon cut into halves – center cut bacon if you can find it
- ½ cup brown sugar loose not packed
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Faranheit
- Place about 2 dozen toothpicks into a small bowl of water
- Line a deep baking dish with parchment paper
- Using a large bowl, mix the melted butter, spices and broth together
- Toss the sweet potatoes into the mixture, tossing to coat them
- Get your toothpicks, bacon, and brown sugar ready
- Wrap each sweet potato cube with bacon, insert toothpick into bacon and potato to secure the bacon,
- roll into sugar, place in baking pan…repeat
- Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until bacon is cooked, and sweet potatoes are tender
~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com