bacon wrapped sweet potato bites

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in Appetizers, potluck, Snacks | 9 comments

bacon wrapped sweet potato bites

Earlier this month, I had the honor of catering the Food For Humans book release party. The event started late morning, so a brunch menu was in order. I was going to need a lot of bacon. Enter US Wellness Meats, who was beyond generous and donated enough of their fabulous beef and pork bacon to feed 200 hungry Nom Nom Paleo fans.

My prediction for Sunday’s big game? These will get snatched up faster than you can put them on platters and stab them with toothpicks.

bacon wrapped sweet potato bites with avocado mousse

Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites with Guacamole

makes 50-65 bites

2 sweet potatoes, about 1 1/2 pounds total
2 pounds bacon (beef and/or pork)
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)
dash chipotle (optional)

Guacamole, for serving

(I served these bites with avocado mousse, guacamole’s sexy cousin. To make, simply puree your avocados until smooth. I use a simpler selection of ingredients for the mousse than I do for guacamole; some ground coriander and fresh lime juice is perfect, if you ask me)

  1. preheat your oven to 375.
  2. peel the sweet potatoes and dice them into bite sized pieces. The ideal shape and size, baking time wise, is a rectangle 1/2 inch thick by about 3/4 inch long. Try to get them as uniform as you can, so they all take the same amount of time to bake.
  3. wrap one half of a slice of bacon around each piece of sweet potato
  4. arrange snugly on a baking sheet and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are soft and the bacon is cooked.
  5. Make ahead: Steps 1-3 can be done up to 3 days ahead of time.
  6. Drain excess bacon fat and Turn the oven up to 450.
  7. Sprinkle with paprika / chipotle mixture, if desired.
  8. Bake an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy.
  9. Remove to a platter, stab with toothpicks, and serve dolloped with guacamole or avocado mousse.

bacon wrapped sweet potato bites with avocado mousse

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9 Comments

  1. These were sooooo delicious at the party! and the chocolate cake! Thank you so much for the wonderful food. :)

    • Glad you loved them, Estelle! It’s my pleasure. :)

  2. So excited to know a cook book is only 6 months and 15 days away! Thank you for doing the work, and for sharing your passion with the world!

    • Thanks so much for your support, Wendy! Hard to believe the cookbook will be there that soon! Wow. :)

  3. about how many avocados would you use to make the mousse for this recipe? these look delicious and will be on my menu to bring to the superbowl party tomorrow!

  4. Wait what? Now you’ve got a book coming out? You guys… my budget can’t take any more Amazon purchases!

    These look SO GOOD. And super easy, too… added to the list!

  5. Yay!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. I am so making these Saturday for a party. :)

  7. Aside from lemon drizzle cake, this bacon wrapped sweet potato bites with guacamole would be a great addition for my appetizing menus this coming weekend as I host a family gathering.

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