These glazed bacon and puff pastry twists are the perfect appetizers for game day! Bacon wrapped with parmesan and brown sugar – you won’t believe how tasty these are. They’re quick too. They need just 15 minutes in the oven!
Have you ever been responsible for coming up with a delicious appetizer? I’m hosting some family and friends at my house for game day this coming February.
I’ve come up with a tasty (and easy!) appetizer idea you’re going to love: Glazed Bacon and Cheese Puff Pastry Twists! They’re made with my absolute favorite glazed bacon. It adds a delicious flavor that is a little bit sweet to the salty.
My brothers and I have a joke that any appetizer is automatically amazing if you add bacon.
We’re always coming up with unique bacon appetizers to “impress” each other, and I think these puff pastry twists are going to knock it out of the park.
The Wright Brand Bacon is thick (and hand cut!), making it perfect for this appetizer. I can’t wait to debut these bad boys at the big game celebration! Here’s how to make them.
- Bacon – Hickory Smoked, 18 pieces
- Puff pastry dough – 2 sheets (1 sheet makes about 9 twists)
- Brown sugar – 1/4 cup
- Grated parmesan cheese – 4 tablespoons
- Kitchen scissors
- Parchment paper or cooking spray
- Cookie sheets – 2
You’ll purchase your puff pastry dough in the frozen section of your local grocery (typically). Let it thaw out for about 30 minutes before using.
Preheat your oven to 400ºF.
Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or spray them with cooking spray.
Spread out one puff pastry sheet at a time (two come in a box). You’ll want to place it on a work surface like a cutting board, which is what I used.
Sprinkle about 1/8th cup of brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese on your pastry sheet. Cut the sheet into 9 even strips using a knife.
They don’t have to be exactly even – just get as close as you can. Puff pastry sheets are typically 10″ on the short end, so each piece will be slightly over 1″ wide.
Use the kitchen scissors to cut the bacon in half lengthwise.
Place one strip of bacon on each puff pastry piece and twist. Place the twisted pieces on the cookie sheets and bake for 15 minutes or until crispy.
So how do they taste? The brown sugar glazes the hickory smoked bacon quite nicely for a bit of a sweet taste – and the parmesan cheese is just a bonus.
The softness of the dough compliments the crispiness of the bacon well. It’s hard not to eat an entire cookie sheet of these. Trust me on this one!
What I really love about this recipe is that it’s really quick to put together, but it looks like you put a lot of effort into cooking.
If your family and friends love homemade cooking, this is going to be a recipe that will make their mouth water for game day!
You definitely don’t want to skimp on the bacon, either. Make sure you get something nice and thick with good flavor. I’m telling you – it’s worth it!
- 18 pieces bacon
- 2 sheets puff pastry dough
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 4 T grated parmesan
- Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
- Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or spray them with cooking spray.
- Sprinkle about 1/8th cup of brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese on your pastry sheet.
- Cut the sheet into nine even strips using a knife. Repeat with the other sheet.
- Use kitchen scissors to cut the bacon in half lengthwise.
- Place one strip of bacon on each puff pastry piece and twist. Place the twisted pieces on the cookie sheets and bake for 15 minutes or until crispy.
Serving Size:1 twist
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 142Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 274mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g
Want to make these tasty puff pastry twists? Let me know in the comments if you try them!
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