Tuesday Treats and Titles: Bacon-Wrapped Cheese Bites

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.

Kitchen Tips
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?


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Tuesday Treats and Titles: Bacon-Wrapped Cheese Bites

  1. Oh, those do sound yummy. But yeah, 2 per serving? Who are they kidding? Eighteen bites makes like 3-4 servings for regular people and a half a serving for a Wolf. Can you imagine inviting 9 people over to watch the game and setting a plate of those out? “You can only have two.” I don’t think so. (Of course, I don’t know 9 people I could invite over, but you know what I mean.)

    As always, I LOVE this book. And you really give all your characters extra life with these Tuesday posts. And to answer your question, about the only sports I watch anymore are golf and baseball. Of course, with the Olympics starting on Friday, I’ll be wrapped up in those. Woohoo.

    • Silver James says:

      I’m betting the apricot jam takes some of the “bite” out of the jalepenos and makes for an intersting blend. And yeah, I’d have to invite some of the extended in-law family with significant others to get 9. LOL I know that many people but wanting them in my house to feed and watch a game? Nope! 😉

      I’m pretty much just baseball–softball when it’s on. I’ll be trying to catch the softball (since it’s finally back in the Olympics) and some of the equestrian events. I guess I should find a schedule on-line somewhere. 🙄

      And thanks. I’m always trying to “humanize” the folks who live in my head.

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