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    Today, I am sharing with you a great Game Day recipe – one of my favorite finger foods to bring to a party. The Big Game is coming up soon, so if you are looking for a great homegating recipe to add to your table spread, this is it! These bacon wrapped apricots with jalapenos are sweet and very mildly spicy, delicious and everyone loves them, even my 2 year old niece. 🙂  I have made these several times for family gatherings, holidays, parties and they are a big hit every time.

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     These sweet and spicy bacon wrapped apricots are a big hit every time! Perfect appetizer for any party and family gathering.

    Did I mention how easy to make these bacon wrapped apricots are? Wrap, bake 10 minutes, flip and bake another 10 minutes,  Also the ingredients are really simple: bacon, apricots, Mezzetta’s jalapeno peppers and toothpicks. Easy peasy! This is a great appetizer to bring to a homegating party for the Big Game!

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     These sweet and spicy bacon wrapped apricots are a big hit every time! Perfect appetizer for any party and family gathering.

    What you need

    48 dried apricots

    48 jalapeño slices

    12 bacon slices, cut in four equal pieces – 48 pieces total (organic and pastured preferred)

    48 toothpicks

     Instructions

    Preheat oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack on top.

    Cut the apricot horizontally, almost but not all the way through, and place one slice of jalapeño inside the apricot.Wrap the apricot in a piece of cut bacon, secure with a toothpick, and place on the wire rack. Repeat for remaining apricots.

    Bake for 10 minutes. Flip the apricots and bake 10 more minutes, or until bacon is golden brown.

    Enjoy!

     These sweet and spicy bacon wrapped apricots are a big hit every time! Perfect appetizer for any party and family gathering.

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     These sweet and spicy bacon wrapped apricots are a big hit every time! Perfect appetizer for any party and family gathering.
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     These sweet and spicy bacon wrapped apricots are a big hit every time! Perfect appetizer for any party and family gathering.

    How To Make Bacon Wrapped Apricots

    5 from 8 votes
    Bacon Wrapped Apricots with Jalapenos-1
    Bacon Wrapped Apricots with Jalapenos
    Prep Time
    30 mins
    Cook Time
    20 mins
    Total Time
    50 mins
     

    These sweet and spicy bacon-wrapped apricots are a big hit every time! Perfect appetizer for any party and family gathering.

    Course: Appetizer
    Cuisine: American
    Servings: 48
    Calories: 47 kcal
    Author: Neli | Delicious Meets Healthy
    Ingredients
    • 48 dried apricots
    • 48 jalapeño slices
    • 12 bacon slices cut in four equal pieces (organic and pastured preferred)
    • 48 to othpicks
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack on top.
    2. Cut the apricot horizontally, almost but not all the way through, and place one slice of jalapeño inside the apricot.Wrap the apricot in a piece of cut bacon, secure with a toothpick, and place on the wire rack. Repeat for remaining apricots.
    3. Bake for 10 minutes. Flip the apricots and bake 10 more minutes, or until bacon is golden brown.
    4. Enjoy!
    Nutrition Facts
    Bacon Wrapped Apricots with Jalapenos
    Amount Per Serving (54 g)
    Calories 47 Calories from Fat 21
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 2.3g 4%
    Saturated Fat 0.7g 4%
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
    Cholesterol 5mg 2%
    Sodium 110mg 5%
    Total Carbohydrates 4.7g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
    Sugars 3.6g
    Protein 2.4g 5%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Bacon Wrapped Apricots - These sweet and spicy bacon wrapped apricots are a big hit every time! Perfect appetizer for any party and family gathering.

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    This looks great! I’ve tried this before with just bacon and dates, but dates are SO sweet. Almost too much. Next time I’ll try your idea!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Sarah! I think you will like this version with jalapenos! 🙂

    I’d definitely need company with this because I’d be too tempted to eat the whole lot – this looks too good!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      I know, they are very addictive! 🙂

    Wow! Fantastic confluence of flavors going on here and an especially good use of apricots; thanks so much for sharing!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thank you! Glad you like them!

    These would definitely be great with grilled chicken! Looks great!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      I agree! Thank you!

    I love bacon-wrapped asparagus, but never thought to pair with fruit and jalapeno. Will have to give this a try!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Hope you enjoy them, Kari! 🙂

    Wow, this is a great twist on a bacon-wrapped appetizer, pinning to my Entertaining board, thanks for sharing this recipe!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks for sharing Sara!

    Ooo, life itself is better for bacon 😉 I can well imagine how good these will taste. Sweet and salty, fruity and spicy. Definitely making these 😀

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Yes, definitely, bacon makes everything so good!

    I could snack on these pretty much everyday! I love all the ingredients you have used in this recipe, could easily become one of my favorite appetizer. Pinning to make them asap!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      I know, me too Oana! Thanks for stopping by!

    Sweet/Saltysmoky/Hot – what a combination! I love it! (And pretty easy, too… Fabulous idea

    This is going on my Super Bowl menu ! Just brilliant what you did here , way to rock it in the kitchen !

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Aww, thanks Florentina! 🙂

    I can’t stop my mouth from watering. Oh the sweet the spicy and the salty — that is perfect!! This appetizer would be perfect anytime. Thanks for sharing.

    Looks like a mouthwatering recipe. Thanks for sharing. I am saving this to my file now. 🙂

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Jessie!

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