I grew up in the Southwest. Sweet and spicey is a standard combination in food. I also like jalepenos, cheese, and bacon. I mean, seriously, what’s not to find yummy there? I’d never thought about adding a little sweet to this particular favorite appetizer.
Total Time: 30 Min.
Prep Time: 10 Min.
Cook Time: 20 Min.
9 servings (2 bites to a serving) Really?!?! I’m thinking this recipe needs to be doubled or tripled!)
Take ordinary cheese bites to a new level with these Bacon-Wrapped Cheese Bites. Made with apricot preserves, jalapeño slices, bacon and cheese, these Bacon-Wrapped Cheese Bites will fly off the plate.
What You Need
6 Tbsp. apricot preserves
18 slices OSCAR MAYER Fully Cooked Bacon
18 drained pickled jalapeño slices
6 sticks KRAFT or POLLY-O 2% Milk Mozzarella String Cheese, cut into thirds
Let’s Make It
1 – Heat oven to 375ºF.
2 – Cover rimmed baking sheet with foil; spray with cooking spray.
3 – Spread 1 tsp. preserves onto each bacon slice.
4 – Top each jalapeño slice with 1 cheese piece; wrap with bacon slice, preserves side facing in. Secure with wooden toothpicks.
5 – Stand wrapped cheese pieces on prepared baking sheet.
6 – Bake 10 min. or until cheese is melted; cool slightly.
7 – Transfer wrapped cheese pieces to platter. Drizzle with any glaze remaining on baking sheet.
Tip 1 – Make Ahead: These cheese-topped pickled jalapeño slices can be wrapped with the preserves-topped bacon slices ahead of time. Refrigerate up to 24 hours before baking as directed.
Tip 2 – Note: You will need to purchase 2 packages (2.52 oz. each) OSCAR MAYER Fully Cooked Bacon to get the 18 bacon slices needed to prepare this recipe.
I do ❤ My Food and Family. Be sure to check out all the nutritional info for this recipe. I also happen to love Hawk Greenwood, the Choctaw hero of RESCUE MOON, likes his snacks sweet and spicy, just like his mate, anthropoligist Dana Peterson. The Special Operations soldier goes south of the border to rescue the woman destined to be his. If you haven’t indulged in this stand-alone (even though there are cameos by other Wolves), just click on the cover or the title. It’s free to read with Kindle Unlimited. Dana’s gotten quite adept at whipping up a big batch of these whenever Hawk’s favorite team is playing on TV. 😉 Question of the day: Your favorite sport and favorite team?