Bacon Wrapped Pretzel Rods
These appetizers always fly off the plate when I make them! Nobody can resist the delicious sweet and spicy flavor Bacon Wrapped Pretzel Rods have. Even the kids love them. My niece who was about 8 yrs old the first time she tasted them , asked me for the recipe!
I have made these with thin and thick cut bacon. If using thin cut bacon, it’s just a matter of wrapping the bacon slice around the pretzel rod and rolling in it the sugar/chili powder mix. Using thin cut bacon is definitely the best way to make these but…
Today all I had was thick cut bacon. I took the thick cut bacon and cut it down the center in half and then in half across the middle. I wrapped 2 short pieces of bacon around the pretzel rod so it was covered. If I hadn’t done this, the rods would have baked twice as long because the bacon was thick.
This is a fantastic appetizer for football season, what red blooded football fan wouldn’t love these! They’re also a travel friendly appetizer, great to bring along to tailgating parties. Bacon Wrapped Pretzel Rods, you’re going to love them. ENJOY!
- One 12 oz bag Pretzel Rods
- 1 pound Thin Sliced Bacon, you can also use thick cut
- 1 Cup of Brown Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pan used - cookie sheet
- Wrap the bacon around the pretzel Rods. In a shallow dish mix the sugar and chili powder together. Roll the bacon wrapped pretzels in the sugar /chili mixture.
- Place the bacon wrapped rods on a cookie sheet, bake 20 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Turning once during baking will insure that the sugar will caramelize on both sides of the bacon. Watch carefully so the sugar doesn't burn. You can also put these on a baking rack on top of a cookie sheet to bake. I preferred just the baking sheet so the bacon would get nice and caramelized . Also, you'll notice when you turn the rods that they will get flimsy, don't worry, they firm up when they cool down. When you take them from the oven lay them in a single row on a cooling rack to cool, not touching each other while they are cooling so they don't stick together.
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