Photo: Caitlin Bensel Styling: Mindi Shapiro
Active Time
20 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 15 Mins
Yield
Serves 50 (serving size: 1 stick)

Sweet and salty bacon wrapped around crunchy breadsticks makes for heaven on a stick. Crunchy, salty, and with just the right amount of garlic to give bacon the upper hand (not that it needs it) these crispy appetizers are the perfect way to get the party started. Thin breadsticks can be found in the cracker aisle at the grocery store, and be sure to use thin-sliced bacon to easily wrap around these breadsticks. Feeling even more daring? Uses these flavorful sticks to stir up a savory-sweet cocktail. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare 2 foil-lined baking sheets and 1 parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

Step 2

Combine sugars in a medium bowl; spread evenly on one foil-lined baking sheet.

Step 3

Wrap 1 slice of bacon around 1 breadstick, starting at one end and barely overlapping, to surround entire breadstick. Roll bacon breadstick in sugar mixture and place on other foil-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining bacon and breadsticks.

Step 4

Bake in preheated oven until bacon is crisp, about 30 minutes.

Step 5

Remove from oven and immediately transfer to parchment-lined baking sheet to prevent sticking.

Step 6

Using a meat mallet, smash garlic cloves to a paste. Combine butter and smashed garlic in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH to melt butter, about 1 minute, removing from microwave often to stir and prevent popping.

Step 7

Using a pastry brush, brush butter mixture over cooked bacon sticks.

Step 8

Bake in oven an additional 5-7 minutes to slightly cook garlic. Remove from oven and cool completely on baking sheets.

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