Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs

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Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs are an easy appetizer of tater tots and sharp cheddar cheese wrapped in thick cut bacon, rolled in brown sugar and baked.

Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs are an easy appetizer of tater tots and sharp cheddar cheese wrapped in thick cut bacon, rolled in brown sugar and baked.Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs are dangerous. Dangerous in the same way the Chicken Fire Poppers a couple of weeks ago were dangerous. They’re so delicious you’ll immediately want to crowd the pan to eat them as quickly as possible only to realize 20 minutes later that eating 12 of these may be a bit overdoing it.

But hey, thats why the Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs are labeled as appetizers. Sharing is caring, about your fellow friend and your stomach! Here’s a video to show you how easy it is!

Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs are an easy appetizer of tater tots and sharp cheddar cheese wrapped in thick cut bacon, rolled in brown sugar and baked.I used to cater a lot of parties for clients and when I’d show up with my plan I’d created for the event I’d hear things like “Do you do little pigs in a blankets?” and “ooh let’s do those mini grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup shots again!”  I learned quickly to keep the appetizers craveable, fun, playful and indulgent.

These Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs are no exception to that rule. I use quality ingredients and they turn out great without feeling like you’ve gone too far over to the processed side. Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs are an easy appetizer of tater tots and sharp cheddar cheese wrapped in thick cut bacon, rolled in brown sugar and baked. A good sharp cheddar, thick cut bacon, organic brown sugar and organic tater tots (I used Cascadian Farms) are the only ingredients you’re going to need to make these delicious little Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs.

Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs are an easy appetizer of tater tots and sharp cheddar cheese wrapped in thick cut bacon, rolled in brown sugar and baked.With just a few ingredients and only a couple of minutes of prep time these little bites will be ready in no time. Here’s a good visual on the amount of brown sugar coverage you’re looking for
Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs are an easy appetizer of tater tots and sharp cheddar cheese wrapped in thick cut bacon, rolled in brown sugar and baked.  I don’t know about you, but brown sugar caramelized little bacon bombs are basically heaven coated in bacon (which is also heavenly around here) and the crunch of the potatoes inside with the rich melted cheese is (yep I’m going to go there) a party in your mouth.  Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs are an easy appetizer of tater tots and sharp cheddar cheese wrapped in thick cut bacon, rolled in brown sugar and baked.The outsides of the Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs are crispy and sticky with an amazing coating of the melted brown sugar mixed with the bacon fat (so wrong and yet so right) and the insides have a delicious melted cheese and crispy tater tot filling. Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs are an easy appetizer of tater tots and sharp cheddar cheese wrapped in thick cut bacon, rolled in brown sugar and baked.As easy as these Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs are, you just want to be sure you don’t roll it too tight as it will tighten up even more during baking and break the tater tot inside, but just tight enough to not leave extra slack.

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As easy as theseBacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs are, you just want to be sure you don't roll it too tight as it will tighten up even more during baking and break the tater tot inside, but just tight enough to not leave extra slack. These Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs are actually pretty versatile too, they’d work at a number of occasions:

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  • Brunch: You could serve these along with some mini egg frittata bites made in a muffin tin/mini muffin tin for the perfect little bites to accompany this recipe.
  • Game Day: Can you imagine how fast these would disappear at a football game viewing party? I’d would probably at least double the recipe.
  • Holidays: It’s a well known fact that between October 30th and December 31st calories don’t exist. These would be perfect at any holiday party you’re hosting (though maybe not great for taking to an office party since they would cool completely and while still delicious, they are 500% better warm.

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Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs

  • Yield: 24 servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Course: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: American
Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs are an easy appetizer of tater tots and sharp cheddar cheese wrapped in thick cut bacon, rolled in brown sugar and baked.

Ingredients

  • 24 tater tots (I used Cascadian Organic, but any cylinder shaped tot will work)
  • 24 slices sharp cheddar cheese , the size of the tater tot, but thinly sliced
  • 12 slices thick cut bacon , cut in half
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Preheat over to 400 degrees.
  2. When you are cutting your sharp cheddar cheese you can cut them the same height and width as the face of your tot, but just make sure that the squares are thin since your bacon should still wrap around the tots without creating a bulge for the cheese.
  3. Roll each tater tot with a piece of cheese on it in the piece of bacon.
  4. You don't want to roll it too tight as it will tighten up even more during baking and break the tater tot inside, but just tight enough to not leave extra slack.
  5. Add the brown sugar to a small bowl and dip each bacon tater tot bomb in the brown sugar.
  6. You can pat down on it lightly to add a layer of brown sugar to it (see photo)
  7. Put each one in the baking pan bacon seam side down.
  8. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until you bacon is browned.
  9. Careful when removing from the pan, your brown sugar is now basically molten sugar and can cause a sugar burn if you handle them immediately.

Recipe Notes

Adapted slightly from This Grandma is Fun. I love their page for fun ideas and recipes and the major edits I made here were just in cooking time, and the method, but the recipe stayed primarily the same.
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Nutrition Information

Yield: 24 servings, Amount per serving: calories

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Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs are an easy appetizer of tater tots and sharp cheddar cheese wrapped in thick cut bacon, rolled in brown sugar and baked.

Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs are an easy appetizer of tater tots and sharp cheddar cheese wrapped in thick cut bacon, rolled in brown sugar and baked. dinnerthendessert.com
Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs are an easy appetizer of tater tots and sharp cheddar cheese wrapped in thick cut bacon, rolled in brown sugar and baked. dinnerthendessert.com
Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs are an easy appetizer of tater tots and sharp cheddar cheese wrapped in thick cut bacon, rolled in brown sugar and baked. dinnerthendessert.com
Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs are an easy appetizer of tater tots and sharp cheddar cheese wrapped in thick cut bacon, rolled in brown sugar and baked. dinnerthendessert.com

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  1. I agree! These would be super dangerous to have in my house. I’d eat them up in no time!

  2. I made these today and they are great! They are greasy so I would suggest sitting them on a paper towel to soak up the grease before serving. The tots I bought were small so I cut the bacon in thirds to make a little bit more.

  3. I just made a small sample to try before making for a party. I put mine in for 15 minutes and noticed the bacon still had a while before it was completely cooked so I went the whole 18 min. The bacon was still under cooked but now the cheese was over cooked. When I pulled them out they were swimming in grease so I thought I’d put them on paper towels only to have to scrape them off the pan, which shredded them. Obviously this didn’t work out the way they are intended to, but I want to make these cause they look amazing. Any idea what I can do different?

    1. Hey Cybil, good thinking testing them out first! I find sometimes the cheese will ooze if the pieces are a bit bigger than I normally use. How big were you cutting the pieces? A second idea if you find the bacon is releasing too much grease would be to put them on a rack like this: http://amzn.to/2hwnLkx so that the grease doesn’t overwhelm the tots during bacon (which can also cause them to cook longer and possibly ooze more). The best advice I can give you is make sure the bacon pieces are on the meatier side than fatty (which I know can be hard because bacon can be deceivingly packed sometimes). Then make sure you’re keeping the cheese completely inside the bacon wrapping and to a manageable size. If you still have an issue with the grease definitely use the baking rack, but I think once you find a more conducive cut of bacon you may not face the same issues. Also, I am always here to troubleshoot so you can email me if you’d like to discuss more 🙂 contact @ dinnerthendessert.com

  4. i think that if you par cooked the bacon before putting everything together it would really help these not be greasy and help the bacon be crispier.

    1. I’ve tried the par cooking, but the problem then is the meat tenses up so you won’t get a good wrap around the tater tot. When raw the bacon can stretch a bit more, then sort of shrink wrap around the tot.

    1. The crock pot wouldn’t get the tater tots crispy and the bacon may not get crispy either, so it is probably better to stick to the oven. Slow cooker bacon wrapped smokies work because with the bbq sauce they usually sit in, they don’t need to get crispy.

  5. These are soooo good and easy to make. Mine cooked longer than 15 mins but I like my bacon well done. Will DEFINATELY make again!!

    1. No, unfortunately turkey bacon just doesn’t have the fat content you want with this recipe. You can use it but it won’t create the same sort of crispy layer for the outside. Sorry.