In honor of National Pretzel Day we present these Bacon Wrapped Pretzel Rods!
Bacon. Pretzel. Brown Sugar. Cayenne Pepper. Really…what’s not to love right? A crunchy, sweet, hot and bacony appetizer of nothing but goodness!
1 Package Pretzel Rods
1 pound of regular bacon - regular cut, NOT thick cut
2 cups Brown Sugar
3-4 Tbsp Red Chili Powder (or most to taste if you want them real spicy)
Dash or two (or three!) Cayenne Pepper
Break the pretzels in half; I actually have the best luck if I cut them with a very sharp knife.
Cut the bacon slices into half.
Mix the sugar, chili powder and cayenne in a medium size bowl and then spread it out on a large flat dish.
Coat each strip of bacon on both sides with the brown sugar mixture.Press firmly to make sure a lot of it adheres to the bacon.
Wrap the bacon around the pretzel.
Place the delicious treat on a wire rack placed on top of a baking sheet or roasting pan; I try to make sure that the tail end of the bacon I just wrapped is on the bottom to try and avoid having it 'unwrap' during cooking.
Bake at 375 for about 10 minutes or until bacon cooks and appears crisp.
IMPORTANT: Let cool on wire rack and rearrange occasionally while cooling so they don't stick to rack. Do not put these on paper towels; they are sticky!
Photo and recipe courtesy of: http://www.creative-culinary.com/bacon-wrapped-pretzels