Are you looking for the perfect appetizer to bring a taste of the tropics to your next gathering? Look no further than these delicious Hawaiian Bacon Bites! Welcome to The Stoners Cookbook, where we’re all about whipping up delicious munchies that take your taste buds on a flavorful journey.
Today, we’re diving into the world of tropical delight with our Hawaiian Bacon Bites. This mouthwatering treat is easy to make and perfect for satisfying snack cravings. Plus, we’ve got a printable version of the recipe to make things even more convenient for you!
For this delectable Hawaiian Bacon Bites recipe, you’ll need:
- 1 pound of thick-cut bacon
- 1 can of pineapple chunks (20 oz), drained
- 1/2 cup of teriyaki sauce
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon of onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
- Wooden toothpicks
- Prepare the Bacon:
Begin by preheating your oven to 375°F (190°C). While it’s heating up, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy cleanup. Place a wire rack on top of the baking sheet. This will allow the bacon to cook evenly and get crispy.
- Cut the Bacon:
Take each strip of bacon and cut it into thirds. This will give you bite-sized pieces that are perfect for appetizers.
- Wrap the Bacon:
Take a piece of pineapple chunk and wrap it with a piece of bacon. Secure it with a wooden toothpick. Repeat this process until all the bacon and pineapple are used up.
- Prepare the Glaze:
In a small saucepan, combine the teriyaki sauce, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, and ground ginger. Heat over medium heat, stirring continuously until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture starts to simmer. Let it simmer for a few minutes until it thickens slightly. Remove it from heat.
- Glaze the Bacon Bites:
Using a pastry brush or a spoon, generously brush the teriyaki glaze over each bacon-wrapped pineapple bite. Make sure to coat all sides.
- Bake the Bites:
Place the baking sheet with the bacon bites into the preheated oven. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy and the pineapple is caramelized, turning them halfway through.
- Serve and Enjoy:
Once the Hawaiian Bacon Bites are out of the oven, let them cool slightly before serving. The sweet and savory combination will tantalize your taste buds. These bites are perfect for any occasion, from game-day parties to backyard BBQs.
For an extra touch of tropical flair, you can garnish your Hawaiian Bacon Bites with finely chopped fresh cilantro or a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds.
There you have it – an irresistible recipe for Hawaiian Bacon Bites that will transport your taste buds straight to the beaches of Hawaii. These delectable bites are the perfect appetizer for any occasion, and they’re sure to be a crowd-pleaser. So, go ahead and give this recipe a try, and watch as your guests devour these sweet and savory treats with delight.