Spiced Bacon Skewers
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Everyone loves bacon. Why not serve these Spiced Bacon Skewers to your guests this New Year’s Eve. They are a perfect cocktail food as guests can easily hold and eat them using one hand, while holding their drink in the other.
I enjoy entertaining family and friends all through the year and this Spiced Bacon Skewer recipe is a crowd pleaser. One of those recipes that you should have printed out so when you get asked for the recipe, you will have it at the ready.
Crowd pleasing recipes for entertaining like this Fast Fire Flank Steak and Savoy Cabbage Salad will make any party, large or small a festive and more importantly, a delicious event. For drinks, you can never go wrong by making a punch bowl filled with Bourbon Slush to please your family and friends.
Spiced Bacon Skewer Recipe
But for New Year’s Eve, I am going with Bacon. Who doesn’t love Bacon? Don’t these skewers look delish? They are. :-)
They pair well with champagne.
Instead of serving a big meal for New Year’s, I like to serve finger food since it keeps things easy. I am all about casual entertaining style and picked up some festive gold and white paper goods for our NYE-at-home celebration that are perfect for serving finger food all evening and all day while watching bowl games on TV.
I used gold glass markers to write guests names to add a personal touch. To find festive glassware for your party, thrift stores always have a lot of festive vintage glasses for about 25 cents a piece.
Ed enjoyed the fact that he got to preview them for this post. He is always happy to help out when bacon and champagne are involved.
Our house has a small kitchen and no dining room. I had to get creative when setting up the living room for entertaining purposes.
With the addition of a festive rectangular tray, glass ice bucket and the dresser that I transformed into a temporary bar when needed. Time to party!
How to Make Spiced Bacon Skewers
These are very easy to make. Printable recipe is below.
- Skewer each slice of bacon.
2. Shake each skewered slice in sugar mixture.
3. Lay on a foiled lined baking sheet and oiled rack.
4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.
SPICED BACON SKEWERS
- 15 – 20 wooden skewers If using wooden, soak in water 30 minutes
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp cayenne
- 3/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1 pound applewood-smoked thick-cut bacon Excess fat trimmed from short ends
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Line baking sheet with foil. Coat a wire rack with cooking spray and place on top of baking sheet.
- Put brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, cayenne, nutmeg and cloves in a resealable plastic bag. Shake bag well to mix ingredients.
- Thread 1 slice of bacon onto each skewer like ribbon candy. Don’t push bacon together too closely or bacon won’t cook evenly.
- Dip each bacon skewer into plastic bag with sugar mixture, making sure to coat both sides well.
- Lay each skewer on rack.
- Sprinkle skewers with any remaining sugar mixture.
- Bake 25-30 minutes until bacon is brown and crisp, turning skewers after 12-15 minutes.
- Serve hot.
- Makes 6-8 servings.
How do you like to ring in the new year? Are you a cozy-at-home party lover or do you like to go all out on the town? Do you think your guests will enjoy these Spiced Bacon Skewers?
Are they 3132kcal per serving, or the whole recipe?
Hi Vickie – Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Sorry for not clarifying one serving better. It is for the whole recipe. I use an app that figures the servings, calories, etc. I will have to run it again to see if I can get it for one piece of bacon with the ingredients.
Bacon and Prosecco pair well together!! Thanks for the recipe ?
Have a joyful 2020 ?
Everyone I know would love them – except for my grown daughter who, if you can imagine, doesn’t like bacon. Yes, she was my picky eater as a child. My son says that’s okay – more for him.
Here’s to a wonderful 2020 for all!
Still looking for a bacon skewed snack with apricot jam
Hi Dree – Have you done a Google search? I just did and found many recipes for what you are looking for. They all looked good. :-)
How are they served cold?
Hi Sally –
When you serve the Bacon Skewers they can be hot or room temp. They get eaten too fast by everyone that I have never found out how they would taste cold. I am sure they would still be good. :-)
How do you think the bacon skewers would taste if they weren’t served hot? I am co-hosting a party and will be making these off site and bringing them with me. It will be a few hours between cooking and serving. Would they be okay if refrigerated and then served cool/at room temperature?
Hi Edie – The bacon skewers taste really delicious hot, but are still good when they become room temp. I have never put them in the fridge, so I am not sure after refrigeration if they will change in texture. It could make the tough, not sure though…they may be just fine.
You have such great ideas, and I love the wine glass markers! Can you get those at Michael’s or any craft store?
And thanks again for having us over yesterday :)
Hi Kathryn – We loved having you over. Looking forward to many more get-togethers. I bought the markers at Pier 1, but I am sure that crafts store sell their own version of glass markers.
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Just made this for our Christmas brunch. So delicious! Everyone loved it!
These look yummy and easy!