Bacon Wrapped Cheese Sticks


Bacon wrapped cheese sticks. You can imagine the rest right? Gooey, stretchy, melted cheese, just covered in bacon!

With the Super Bowl coming up, my mind has turned to fun appetizers to make for game day. Of course, one of them has to involve bacon. Over the years, I’ve made bacon wrapped avocado fries, sriracha bacon wrapped onion rings, and bacon wrapped eggplant fries.

These smelled so good coming out of the oven. Because the cheese melts, the bacon wrapping will also loosen when these are finished. It’s not quite as sturdy as my previous bacon wrapped recipes, but it’s still delicious. And you can break them, stretch them, dip them in bbq sauce, etc.

To get these to work without making a huge cheese puddle mess, I used packaged precooked bacon. You can’t get as tight of a wrapping as when the bacon is raw, but the packaged precooked bacon usually is flexible enough that you can still wrap it around the cheese. I used 2-3 strips of bacon for each string cheese stick. Then you bake until the bacon is crispy, about 6-10 minutes. By this point the cheese should be melted, but still somewhat hold its stick form.

While making these, I was thinking of other way to accomplish this. Next time, I might try freezing my cheese sticks first and then see if I can wrap it in raw bacon and cook it. I’m worried that the cook time baking would still be too long because it does take a while for bacon to crisp up in the oven. As I was writing up this post, I did find another recipe out there that does freeze the cheese and then deep fries the bacon. That seems like a solution though I’m not a big fan of frying bacon because of all that splattering. I’ll have to experiment some more when I restock on bacon and cheese.

For other fun bacon wrapped creations, check out:

Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries

Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings

Bacon Wrapped Eggplant Fries

Fried Bacon Wrapped Eggs

Bacon Wrapped Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Ingredients:

  • 12 string cheese or mozzarella cheese sticks
  • about 36 strips of precooked packaged bacon

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 425F. Line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Starting at one end of a cheesestick, carefully wrap one strip of bacon around it, overlapping bacon halfway each time to help secure the bacon in place. Because the bacon is precooked it will be a little harder to wrap, but the light pink and fat portions should still be pretty flexible. When you reach the end of your bacon, tuck the end into one of the folds to keep it from unwrapping. Repeat with 1-2 more strips of bacon until your cheese is completely covered, including ends of cheese.

2. Place finished wrapped cheese stick on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining cheese and bacon. Bake in oven for about 6-10 minutes, or until bacon is crisp and before cheese completely loses its form.

 

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4 comments on “Bacon Wrapped Cheese Sticks”

  1. Those look crazy!!! I wonder if you froze the cheese, AND slightly precooked the bacon so it has a head start, maybe that would work? I am going to try these. Might have to practice a few times before game day, darn!!

    • I think that actually is a great idea and is actually what I was thinking of doing next. I think if the cheese is frozen and you cook raw bacon just to the point where it’s light pink but still bendable, it should work, though it’ll be a little messy for your hands!

  2. ne a baking sheet with foil; place a cooling rack on top and then lay your bacon strips on top of the cg rack and precook for a short period of time.
    When to your desired doneness lay bacon on paper towels and let cool for a bit and then wrap your cheese sticks and bake bacon wrapped cheese sticks as usual; watching them closely so they don’ burn

  3. lay down a bacon strip. Lay a stick of cheese down the center of the strip and folding over each end of bacon to cover ends of cheese stick. Take another slice of bacon and wrap going around; securing with toothpicks and deep fry

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