|Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Breadsticks|
The word came up in a discussion I was having about appetizers. I was planning the appetizer course for a small dinner party and a friend recommended bacon wrapped grissini. Well, that was the first I had heard of this delectable little treat and of course I wanted to try making some.
Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Breadsticks
- 1/3 cup brown sugar, light or dark will work
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 pound bacon, slices cut in half
- 1 package grissini (thin breadsticks), broken in half
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with foil and inserting a baking rack on top of the foil. You will definitely want your baking sheet lined to help with the cleanup. Wrap each breadstick half with 1/2 slice of bacon starting at the top and leaving about an inch unwrapped at the bottom. You may want to roll some of your breadsticks in the unseasoned brown sugar for guests who may prefer less spice in their life. If so, pour the brown sugar into a rectangular dish breaking it up with a fork. If you choose to make only the spiced version add the chili powder, cumin and salt. Mix well to distribute the seasonings. Roll each breadstick in the brown sugar mixture covering well.
|Roll in the Sugar Mixture|
Lay the sugar coated breadsticks on the baking rack and place on the center rack of your preheated oven.
|Use a Baking Rack|
Bake for 20-30 minutes until browned. Remove from the oven and cool on the rack for 10 to 15 minutes. The breadsticks soften in the baking process and you'll need to let them cool to firm up again.
|Line the baking Pan with Foil|
Serve to your guests and watch these babies disappear. Yummy!
|Yummy, Bacon Wrapped Grissini|