My daughter graduates from High School in 2 very short months…gulp! To celebrate her high school achievements and to send her off to college on a high note we are hosting a brunch party the day after her graduation. She is inviting all her close friends, as well as some of our family friends and our family. The total expected at our party is approximately 100. We want to make the party memorable, but it also has to be manageable. To that end, we’ve been putting together a list of brunch-type finger foods that we are excited to serve our guests and we thought it a prudent idea to try some recipe ideas out now so that we know what works and what doesn’t. We came up with these Bacon Twizzlers over the weekend. They definitely made the list of food we’ll be serving at the party.
Partially cooking the bacon before you make the twist helps get it fully cooked in the twist without overcooking the pastry. I’m a complete sucker for maple bacon and sugared bacon, so I was eager to generously coat the twists in brown sugar prior to sticking them in the oven. No doubt in my mind, the brown sugar makes them just that much better. My daughter, a little more of a purist, liked hers without the added sugar. You could go either way and even experiment with some of your own toppings.
If you like this recipe for bacon twizzlers, I bet you will also like this recipe for Maple Bacon Muffins with a Brown Sugar Bacon Streusel…yum!
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