Do not proceed if you are looking for a low fat or low calorie dish - but if you want a real treat - keep going!
1 package of bacon - hickory, maple, etc. - Just not thick cut1 or 2 cups Brown Sugar - depends on your tasteSeveral shakes (3 Tbs) Red Chili PowderDash or two or three Cayenne Pepper1 Package Pretzel Rods
Directions: Break the pretzels in half for appetizer bites, but whole rods are good too. If you halve the pretzel, I would recommend to halve the bacon too. Unless you are having a bacon craving and you want the entire piece.
Mix sugar, chili powder & cayenne together in a dishCoat each strip of bacon on both sidesWrap the bacon around the pretzel
Place the delicious treat on a wire rack placed on top of a baking sheet or roasting pan.
Purpose: by placing the bacon on top of a rack, the renderings (ie: fat/grease) will drop into the baking sheet, leaving the bacon to crisp and your oven clean.
Bake at 375 for about 10 minutes or until bacon cooks and appears crisp.
Easy clean up: Your baking sheet will come out of the oven looking like a candy coated mess. Don't worry--- just place the pan in hot water and the caramel bacon yucky stuff will melt away. (Not true about the fat on our thighs after eating the entire batch of bacon pretzels).
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Yum, this is like the bacon wrapped bread sticks, but better. Thanks! I can't wait to try these.
Gee thanks Jolene. Bad enough I ate half that bacon brittle by myself, now you give me candied bacon and pretzels lol!
WOW Jolene,these sound so good I will be making these.Thank You.~Betty
Great Idea. Thanks! I do the appy's for Thanksgiving so I think I'll give these a try. Any idea how far in advance I could make them?
Sounds good. Thanks
Sorry I didn't get back to you all yesterday, it was date day and I get the evil eye if I get near the computer :) I had a hard time getting this one to paste correctly from the webpage, and I forgot to note that I haven't tried it yet. I do have bacon that I got this week to make a Kraft Food & Family sloppy joe recipe, so will have to see if I can run out and find some pretzel rods :)
Sorry Footsie, I think we'll both be in Bacon Lover's Anon before long!
How cute ~ Thanks Jolene ~ Think I'd line the sheet with parchament paper first. That certainly will save one big old mess~ Janie
Date Day sounds sooooooo cute~ Love it~
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So, ladies, take it from the source...these are just sooooo good. My friend Stacy first brought them to a girls nite out event I annually host and they disappeared. We love our share of gourmet foods, but whenever we're getting a group together with Stacy, she knows what will be requested.
I did read the one mention that someone might try parchment paper to catch the mess; I would be a bit concerned because of the heat of the grease collecting. Seriously...the mess looks terrible, but a soak in hot, soapy water and it melts off.
The sweet, the heat and the crunch...altogether divine.
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