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 Skewers on party plate and a glass of champagne.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. :-)

Bacon skewers in gold and white party plate.

They pair well with champagne.

Man holding plate of Spiced Bacon Skewers at a New Year's party

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.

Bar Cart and Tray set up with glassware and spiced bacon skewers.

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.

Tray with New Year's Eve Party Finger Food - Spicy Bacon Skewers

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.

Bar Tray set up for a party

Our house has a small kitchen and no dining room. I had to get creative when setting up the living room for entertaining purposes.

New Years Eve Barware on tray with a bottle of champagne in the background.

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.

Bacon on counter with skewers
  1. Skewer each slice of bacon.
Spicy Bacon Skewers being made and placed in baggie to be coated.

2. Shake each skewered slice in sugar mixture.

Spiced Bacon on an foil lined oven rack

3. Lay on a foiled lined baking sheet and oiled rack.

Spicy Bacon Skewers on foil rack


4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes. 

Close up on tow Spicy Bacon Skewers on a festive paper plate

YUM!…Double YUM!

SPICED BACON SKEWERS

Everyone loves bacon.  Why not serve it to your guests at your next party.  After preparing the bacon, you skewer it which makes it easy to eat when guests have a drink in their hand. 
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon, Bacon Skewers
Calories: 3132kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 3132kcal | Carbohydrates: 325g | Protein: 58g | Fat: 181g | Saturated Fat: 61g | Cholesterol: 299mg | Sodium: 680mg | Potassium: 530mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 314g | Calcium: 220mg
Spiced Bacon Skewers piled up on festive serving plate.

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?

Sweet and spicy bacon on skewers on a white plate with gold dots. Text overlay says Sweet & Spicy Bacon Skewers

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13 Comments

  1. 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!

    1. 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. :-)

  2. 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?

    1. 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.

  3. 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 :)

    1. 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.

  4. Welcome to the great state of South Carolina! I live “just up the road a piece” in Spartanburg. In real life, about 1 1/2 hours northwest of you. If you need a shopping buddy, email me! I’ll be there quicker than a duck on a June bug! Yep, you’ve got to know these cute phrases to communicate with a Southerner, y’all. Just kidding, but we are a friendly bunch and I really would LOVE to be your shopping buddy! Welcome, again, to the Palmetto State!