Sweet Bacon Tator Tots

I am pretty sure you all know my love for bacon by now.  I make a lot of food with this amazing ingredient and Sweet Bacon Tator Tots was an amazing new recipe to try!  August 31st was National Bacon Day! Perfect!!!  Our friends had us over for a party that night, so of course I had to make something with bacon!  In all honesty, I would have anyway!  We get together with this group of friends a lot and you can guarantee that at least one of us makes something with bacon.  I also had a special request to make my Layered Ranch Dip and both appetizers were a huge hit!  The kids enjoyed the Sweet Bacon Tator Tots as well, so I am glad everyone could eat them!

recipe from The Cutting Edge of Ordinary

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Sweet Bacon Tator Tots
Sweet Bacon Tator Tots combine bacon, tator tots, brown sugar, and chili powder for a delicious and sweet appetizer that everyone will enjoy!
Recipe type: appetizer
  • Approximately 50 - 55 tater tots (thawed to room temperature)
  • 1-16-ounce package bacon (strips cut in 4 pieces)
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Line a cookie sheet with foil and place a cooling rack on top of the pan (This will allow the bacon to crisp on all sides)
  3. Cut each bacon strip into 4 pieces (Cut the bacon in half and then cut each half in half again)
  4. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and chili powder until well combined
  5. Wrap each thawed tater tot in bacon and then roll it in the brown sugar mixture Place on top of the cookie rack
  6. Bake about 10 to 15 minutes at 375, then increase the oven to 400 and let them cook another 5 minutes
  7. Check to see if they are crisping up, you may need to leave them in 5 minutes longer
  8. Check frequently at this point so they don't burn
  9. Serve warm




  1. John says

    Made these. I’m not much of a cook, but these came out AWESOME on the very first attempt. I’m making them again this weekend for our Cub Scout Pack’s Pinewood Derby Race.

  2. says

    Ack I didn’t have the bakers rack so these were quite labor intensive, and greasy. Still delicious, but required multiple oil drains then soaks on paper towels, and the fragile tots often fell apart. Don’t do without bakers rack to keep grease off the delicious wrapped tot!

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