Bacon Bites

So here it is in all its glory... our most talked about, sought after, and begged for recipe. We love these served in mint julep cups or silver goblets.

Serves 22
Hands-on: 15 minutes
Total: 1 hour

2 cups packed light brown sugar
22 bacon slices
22 very thin breadsticks (from a 3.5-ounce package)

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spread the brown sugar in a large pan or baking sheet. Wrap 1 bacon slice around each breadstick, starting at 1 end of the breadstick and barely overlapping  the bacon. Roll the breadsticks in the brown sugar, pressing to adhere. (At this point, you can cover and refrigerate overnight, if desired.) Place breadsticks on an aluminum foil-lined 12- x 7-inch baking sheet.
2. Bake in the preheated oven until bacon is cooked through and almost crisp, 35 to 40 minutes. Immediately remove the warm sticks from baking sheet, and place on wax paper. (They will stick  like glue if not moved immediately.) Cool to room temperature.

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Recipe excerpted from What Can I Bring? by Elizabeth Heiskell. Copyright © 2017 Oxmoor House. Reprinted with permission from Time Inc. Books, a division of Meredith Corporation. New York, NY. All rights reserved.