Bacon Wrapped Breadsticks

Recipe by evelynathens
READY IN: 35mins


  • 1
    cup packed dark brown sugar (spread out on a tray and allowed to dry for 1-2 hours before using)
  • 1
    tablespoon chili seasoning mix
  • 2
    lbs bacon (very thinly sliced)
  • 40 -50
    breadsticks (grissini)


  • After the brown sugar has air-dried a bit, add the chili seasoning and mix with fingers to blend well.
  • Take a bacon rasher and dip it into the sugar, pressing sugar in lightly on both sides.
  • Wrap, barber-pole style around a breadstick and place on a greased (I use olive oil) baking pan or cookie sheet.
  • Repeat with as many bacon rashers as you have left.
  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Roast until bacon is cooked and you can see sugar has caramelized- make sure it's cooked and not burnt- about 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and CAREFULLY pick up breadstick and place on a large platter to harden (the breadsticks will be soft at this point but will harden as they cool).
  • This must be done immediately, otherwise the caramelized sugar will set and it will be impossible to get your breadsticks out of the pan.