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).
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.