Candied Bacon Sticks with Garlic Butter Drizzle

Rating: 4 out of 5.
Candied Bacon Sticks with Garlic Butter Drizzle
Credit: Caitlin Bensel Styling: Mindi Shapiro

Recipe Summary

Active: 20 mins

Total: 1 hr 15 mins

Yield: Serves 50 (serving size: 1 stick)


Ingredient Checklist

  • 1 ½ cups light brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cups turbinado sugar
  • 2 (12-oz.) pkg. center cut bacon
  • 1 (3-oz.) pkg. thin breadsticks
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves


Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare 2 foil-lined baking sheets and 1 parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  • Step 2: Combine sugars in a medium bowl; spread evenly on one foil-lined baking sheet.
  • Step 3: Wrap 1 slice of bacon around 1 breadstick, starting at one end and barely overlapping, to surround entire breadstick. Roll bacon breadstick in sugar mixture and place on other foil-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining bacon and breadsticks.
  • Step 4: Bake in preheated oven until bacon is crisp, about 30 minutes.
  • Step 5: Remove from oven and immediately transfer to parchment-lined baking sheet to prevent sticking.
  • Step 6: Using a meat mallet, smash garlic cloves to a paste. Combine butter and smashed garlic in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH to melt butter, about 1 minute, removing from microwave often to stir and prevent popping.
  • Step 7: Using a pastry brush, brush butter mixture over cooked bacon sticks.
  • Step 8: Bake in oven an additional 5-7 minutes to slightly cook garlic. Remove from oven and cool completely on baking sheets.

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