This is one of the appetizers that my daughter made for her birthday party. She first had them at a museum conference, came home, and found the recipe.
While we were putting these together, we came up with an easier way to make them so the recipe here will reflect that.
The bacon will stick to the pretzel although you have to carefully put them on the rack in your baking sheet. If it starts to come off, just stick it back on. It’ll bake up fine. I did find that if I dipped both sides of the bacon in the sugar/chili powder mixture, it seemed to stick a little better.
Since we followed the recipe for this batch, you will probably need at least 1 1/2 packages of bacon if you plan on making a whole package of pretzel rods. If you use smaller pretzel twist rods, you won’t need as much and can probably cut the bacon in half.
Bacon Wrapped Pretzels
1 lb bacon ~ you may need up to 2 pkgs depending on what size pretzels you use.
1 pkg. pretzel rods
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tbsp chili powder
Preheat oven to 350º.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place a wire rack in the baking sheet and spray with Pam.
In a flat dish, mix the brown sugar and chili powder.
Take one slice of bacon and dip it into the sugar mixture. Wind it around a pretzel rod. Place the pretzel carefully onto the prepared rack.
Bake for 20 minutes or until the bacon is crispy.
Carefully remove from the racks and let cool. We each tried them warm and they are just as good warm!
This recipe is part of Pasta Bar Birthday Party.