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15 Delicious Bacon Appetizers for Your Next Party

You could start with a cheese ball, deviled eggs, or some other classic American party food. But where's the fun in that?

If you're honest with yourself, don't you want delicious, crispy bacon most of the time? Don't lie. Give in to the craving, and make everyone happy with these super easy bacon appetizers for your next party. (Bonus: there's barely any prep time involved!)

1. Bacon Cream Cheese Roll-Ups

My Life as a Mrs
My Life as a Mrs

Combine the crispy crunch of bacon with some smooth cream cheese, and you'll be in heaven. This is a super quick and easy recipe that everyone will love, perfect for Super Bowl game day, Christmas or any special occasion. It requires three ingredients: bacon, cream cheese, and bread. Roll it all up together, and you're ready to impress.  Get the recipe here

2. Chocolate Covered Bacon

Raining Hot Coupons
Raining Hot Coupons

It sounds weird, right? A piece of bacon dipped in chocolate is not always your first thought for a snack at get-togethers. Well, you're about to find your new vice. This is a super-easy appetizer to impress a whole gang of people and make everyone happy. Get the recipe here

 3. Tater Bombs

Damn Delicious
Damn Delicious

Tater tots are the best. They're one of those comfort foods that always hits the spot. But when you wrap them in bacon? Let's just say, give it a try. You won't be disappointed and neither will your guests. Also, don't forget to add the cheese. They're like loaded baked potato bites.

Get the recipe here

4. Bacon-Wrapped Cheesy Jalapeños

Sally's Baking Addiction
Sally's Baking Addiction

For those of you who like a little zap, give these Jalapeno poppers a try. Remember, the seeds are the spiciest part. To tone down the heat, hollow out the pepper and remove all the seeds. This is great for a Cinco de Mayo party or any kind of fiesta you're throwing.

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5. Bacon, Cheddar and jalapeño Wheels

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Yellow Bliss Road

Need something a little more filling? Roll up your sleeves and get to baking these cheesy, bacon wheels. If you're feeling adventurous, make your own dough. Otherwise, use your favorite pre-made kind. Not feeling the spice? Just leave the peppers out of it, and you're all set.

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6. Sweet and Spicy Chicken Bacon Wraps

101 Cooking for Two
101 Cooking for Two

Some of the yummiest recipes offer the best of both worlds: sweet and savory. This delicious app taps into that flavor fest. Throw in some toothpicks, and this makes for the perfect finger food starter. The key to this recipe is brown sugar and perfectly cooked bacon. Get the recipe here

7. Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries

Kirbie's Cravings
Kirbie's Cravings

Avocados are filled with good fats. Plus, they're amazing. If you're not someone who usually likes avocados, don't judge this recipe too quickly. The crisp bacon adds the perfect texture to the creamy avocado. If you do these on the grill, you'll taste a nice smokiness as well. Yum!

Get the recipe here

8. Cheesy Warm Bacon Dip

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Kitchen Meets Girl

 

Do you and your guests a favor and make two of these for the party. Once you get a bite, you won't be able to stop until you see the bottom of the dish. You can get creative with the bread you use to dip. Keep it simple with crackers or get fancy with focaccia bread.

Get the recipe here

9. Bacon Fritters

Julia's Album
Julia's Album

Southerners love their fritters. Why not make them into a creative appetizer? Imagine a savory pancake but even better. The key ingredients to these cakes are spaghetti squash and parmesan cheese. Top them off with a garnish of sour cream, and people will be begging you for the recipe.

Get the recipe here

10. Stuffed Cucumber Cups

Black and White Obsession
Black and White Obsession

It's always a good idea to have a nice light option. While still keeping the bacon theme, these stuffed cucumbers are a great idea. The main ingredients consist of sour cream, cream cheese, and dill.

Get the recipe here

11. Spicy Caramel Bacon Popcorn

A Cozy Kitchen
A Cozy Kitchen

Once again, bacon is the best savory addition to those sweet treats. What's more shareable than popcorn? However, no one is going to want to share any once they try this app.

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12. Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Selections by Sisters
Selections by Sisters

This is a great app that will satisfy a small group or a huge gathering of people. It's also effortless and tastes amazing. Grab some bacon, green onions, mayonnaise, and cherry tomatoes. Make sure you refrigerate the bites a few hours before serving. Plus, the tomatoes make this app that much healthier.

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13. Bacon, Spinach and Feta Stuffed Mushroom

I Breathe I'm Hungry
I Breathe I'm Hungry

Now that you've discovered that bacon is good with everything, mix it up. These stuffed mushrooms are hearty and delicious. Best of all, they are so easy to share. Get the recipe here

14. Bacon Cheeseburger Crockpot Dip

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Recipes That Crock

Are you craving some sliders but don't want to put in the hours? Well, this may not be comparable to bacon burgers, but you'll love it just the same. Get some type of scoop tortilla chip that can handle the weight. You can even throw in a little cilantro or parsley to add some greens.

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15. Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Gal on a Mission
Gal on a Mission

This one will not only be popular with your friends but also a new family favorite. If you're doing this on the grill, be sure not to overcook the asparagus. You want it to maintain a little bit of crunch. If you're feeling really crazy, you can try bacon wrapped dates as well for a sweet option.

Get the recipe here.

This post was originally published in 2016.

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