Combine first 6 ingredients in a bowl; stir well. Add scallops, stirring gently to coat. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
Remove scallops from bowl, reserving marinade. Cut each slice of bacon into 4 pieces.Wrap 1 bacon piece around each scallop (bacon might only wrap halfway around scallops if they are very large). Thread scallops onto 4 (12-inch) skewers, leaving some space between scallops so bacon will cook.
Place skewers on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; broil 8 minutes or until bacon is crisp and scallops are done, basting occasionally with reserved marinade (cooking time will vary greatly with size of scallops).
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Sorry folks, wanted to like this one but was very disappointed. It smelled delicious in the oven but left a lot to be desired flavor wise. I used 4 slices of maple bacon cut into 3 pieces each for 2 servings of scallops and honey Dijon mustard. I baked for 20 minutes and broiled for 2 1/2 minutes each side. These were just flavorless. Next time I will stick to basic wrapped scallops with applewood smoked bacon and Wegmans basting oil...now that's a five star dinner!
Definitely worthy of a special occasion. I made these for my husband for New Year's Eve. They were the delicious. The marinade gives the scallops a great flavor and basting them while cooking keeps them moist. I didn't have any problem with my bacon and scallops both cooking.
This has been a family favorite since it came out in '97. Unfortunately, the stove that came with our house does not have a broiler, so I tried broiling this in a convection oven which didn't work very well. It does great on the grill, but what I do now is to chop the bacon into big chunks and cook it in a skillet for awhile, drain the fat and then add the scallops. I add the remaining ingredients about half way through the cooking process...or maybe towards the end. If you are having flavor issues, this seems to be a good way to really set in the flavor. I would also recommend using REAL syrup, not the corn syrup (like Mrs. Butterworth's or the like) because it has a much stronger flavor.