Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites

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As if you needed another reason to love bacon. This naturally sweet, savory, and spicy appetizer is deliciously satisfying. Bite-size sweet potatoes wrapped in savory bacon are a simple and delectable finger food that will keep you coming back for more.

4-6
2 medium organic sweet potatoes, any variety (about 1 1/2 pounds)
2 tablespoons Primal Kitchen Mayo, any flavor
4 tablespoons hot sauce of your choice
3 tablespoons Natural Grocers Brand Organic Maple Syrup
2 (8-ounce) packages uncured bacon
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into bite-size pieces (1-1 ½ inches).
  3. In a medium bowl combine the mayo, 3 tablespoons hot sauce, and 2 tablespoons maple syrup. Mix well. Add the sweet potato bites to the mayo mixture and toss to coat all pieces.
  4. Cut the bacon slices in half crosswise. Wrap each sweet potato bite with a half slice of bacon. Use a toothpick to hold the bacon in place if desired.
  5. Place in a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  6. Use a spoon to drizzle the remaining maple syrup and hot sauce over each piece. If you have leftover sweet potato pieces, place them in between the bacon-wrapped sweet potatoes to bake.
  7. Place in the oven and bake for 50 minutes to one hour, or until the bacon is crispy and the sweet potatoes are fork-tender. Check after baking for 35 minutes; if the bottoms are starting to brown, turn the pieces over for even cooking. If you prefer the bacon crispy, turn on the broiler for the last 2-4 minutes of cook time. Check every minute and watch closely to avoid burning.
  8. Remove from the heat and let cool. Add extra hot sauce if desired and serve.

Source: Karen Falbo

Tips for What to Do with Excess Ingredients: Hot sauce can be used for a condiment. Maple syrup can be used on pancakes or French toast or as a sweetener for baking.