Sweet Bacon Tater Tots

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If you want to knock the socks off your party guests, then you must make this easy party appetizer.  They are incredible!

Sweet Bacon Tater Tots Recipe - These bacon tater tot bombs disappear as fast you can make them


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A few weeks ago, I shared a recipe on my Facebook page from a blogger friend of mine.  It was for these Sweet Bacon Tater Tots.

As soon as my husband saw the post, he begged me to make them.  And, I did.

Now, before we continue, let me warn you.  These are not…I repeat NOT…for the health conscious person.  There is absolutely no way you can make this recipe “skinny”.  It would be a sacrilege.

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Basically, it’s just like the a title says, a tater tot.  Wrapped in bacon.  Rolled in brown sugar and baked to crispy perfection.

Sweet Bacon Tater Tots Recipe - These bacon tater tot bombs disappear as fast you can make them

These little suckers are incredible! I’m not even sure how to describe how over-the-top good they are.  I mean, really.  How can you go wrong with bacon wrapped anything?!  You can’t.  It’s impossible.

If you are, however, watching your waistline but willing to take a step over to the dark side (i.e. bacon), then you should try these easy party appetizers.  Even if it’s just one.  (Although you will have to have some serious will power to only eat one.)

I made them recently for a little get-together at our house.  There were people eating them right out of the oven.  They were so hot that the bacon was still sputtering and spitting.  But that didn’t stop them.  Even my 95 year old grandmother was knocking them back!

These were a huge hit and I think I can even use them to bribe certain people in my family (insert wicked laugh here).  But I’ll just keep that to myself for now.

Seriously, though, make a batch of these for your next soiree.  You WILL be the talk of the party!

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Sweet Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

Easy Party Appetizers Sweet Bacon Tater Tots from It's a Keeper
5 from 5 votes

Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

Yield: 10 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
These Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots are the perfect party appetizer or side dish for dinner. They’re delicious, crispy, and easy to make.
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  • Approximately 50 – 55 frozen tater tots, thawed
  • 1-16- ounce package bacon
  • cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon chili powder


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and place a cooling rack on top of the foil
  • Cut each bacon strip into 3 pieces
  • In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and chili powder
  • Rub one side of each bacon piece with brown sugar mixture
  • Wrap each tater tot with a bacon piece and place it, seam side down, on top of the cooling rack
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees
  • Increase the oven to 400 degrees and bake them for 5 more minutes, or until the bacon is crispy

Expert Tips

  • Add Jalapeno: A little jalapeno would be great if you like the heat.
  • Sweet Potato: You can also make this recipe with sweet potato tater tots.
  • Oven Rack: Bake the tater tots on an oven rack to keep them crisp.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Appetizers and Dips
Cuisine: American

22 thoughts on “Sweet Bacon Tater Tots”

  1. 5 stars
    I just brought this to a Christmas party and it was a great hit! To get it good and crispy did cook it at 400 for 40 minutes! This was a great find! Thanks

  2. 5 stars
    Made them years ago for a Mardi Gras dinner party. Have just spent too long trying to find the recipe again they were SO good. Simple but effective, very tasty – thank you for the recipe!

  3. I hate to necro an old post, but this was linked to from another post, and I’m curious as I think it’d make a significant difference-You put the brown sugar mixture on the bacon-Does that get folded towards the tater tot or away from the tater tot? It’d caramelize/candy very differently depending which way it goes.

  4. Yummy! These look delicious and I must try them soon! Visting from the Lamb Around link party. Have a great week!

  5. Thank you for linking up to Tasty Tuesdays last week. As one of the co-hosts, I will be featuring your recipe on Tasty Tuesdays tomorrow on my site, Detours in Life. Congrats!

  6. These look absolutely amazing! My boys would go gagagagagaga over these…especially my bacon loving child! I will definitely try these out. Thanks for sharing.
    Hello from Super saturday linky
    leelee @ paperbagstyling

  7. Oh my…these look incredibly delicious! And I don’t even care that they are not ‘skinny food’! Bet my husband would love these too…bacon…yum.
    Debbie 🙂

  8. Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can’t wait to see what you link up next week!
    Have a terrific weekend!


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