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Bacon Wrapped Butternut Bites

Ingredients

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  • 1 small butternut squash
  • 1 12 ounce package of bacon
  • 3 Tablespoons male syrup (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon chili or cayenne powder (also optional)
  • Toothpicks

Instructions

  1. Using a large chef’s knife, Slice butternut neck into 3/4-1 inch thick rounds
  2. Peel rounds, and break them down further into 3/4-1 inch square cubes
  3. Open bacon, place on a cutting board
  4. Cut strips into halves or thirds (I like the ratio of half a bacon strip to each cube of butternut – even though you end up double wrapping part of the butternut)how to make bacon-wrapped butternut bites
  5. Place a cube of butternut on top of a bacon strip
  6. Wrap cube, stretching the bacon a bit
  7. Secure with a toothpick
  8. Arrange cubes on a lightly greased cookie sheet (jelly roll pan)bacon-wrapped butternut
  9. Refrigerate until ready to cook and serve
  10. Preheat oven to 425º
  11. Place butternut-filled cookie sheet in center of oven, and bake for 30 minutes, until bacon is crispy, and butternut is soft inside
  12. Remove from oven, and transfer butternut bites to a serving tray

Optional glaze:

glazed bacon wrapped butternut bites

  1. Combine Maple syrup with chili powder, and brush onto each bite.
  2. This glaze is optional, but adds a tiny bit of sweetness, with a nice bite at the end.
  3. Serve as finger food or appetizers.
  4. Enjoy!
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