Salty & Sweet Bacon Wrapped Appetizers.

This Bacon Wrap recipe includes bacon and cheese. If you need to know more than that we probably shouldn’t be friends. It’s a salty bacon appetizer. With cheese. What crazy person wouldn’t love that??

Crispy bacon wraps mounded on an ironstone plate set on barnboard.

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I try not to let a year go by where I don’t remind about this disgusting recipe.  If you were to tell someone the ingredients to the famed bacon wraps I serve my family at Christmas every year, you probably wouldn’t be met exclamations of delight.

Instead, after explaining to your guests that these tasty little treats are made with bacon, sweetened condensed milk, Worcestershire sauce and dijon mustard, the best you could expect is for one out of 10 people to just pretend vomit, as opposed to actually vomit.

Of course this means you can never tell anyone what these are made of until after they’ve tried them.  Kind of like beef marrow.  Just spread it on toast and feed it to someone.  Then after they’ve scarfed it down and licked their fingers clean, declare “HAH!  YOU FOOL!  THAT WAS THE MARROW OUT OF THE MIDDLE OF A BEEF BONE!  GROSS, GROSS MARROW!  HAH!  But it’s good isn’t it? Omg.  Why would you throw up like that? That’s very rude.

So that’s fact #1 about Bacon Wraps.  The ingredients sound horrifying.

Fact #2 about bacon wraps is once anyone tries them, they will ask for the recipe.  

These are not for the food snob.  These are not for those who only eat healthy.  These are for people who are FUN!

Bacon Wrap Appetizers

Bacon wrap ingredients on marble counter; bacon, worcestershire sauce, dijon, cheese, sweetened condensed milk, bread.

Just look at those ingredients. I mean, they makes no sense at all.


Sweetened condensed milk being poured out of blue and white can into a glass bowl with dijon and Worcestershire sauce.

Condensed milk, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard???


A stack of soft white bread with the crusts being cut off with a wood handled serrated knife.

The bread make sense. Everyone likes bread.


Marble rolling pin being used to flatten white bread, on a marble countertop.

You roll the bread out as flat as you can.  If you have a heavy marble rolling pin, now’s the time to take it out.

How to assemble Bacon Wraps

Step by step photos of the assembly of bacon wrap appetizers.


You lay 3 strips of bacon side by side (each piece has previously been cut in half), lay the flattened bread on top, cover with a heaping tablespoon of condensed milk mixture and a sprinkling of cheese. Roll ‘er up and your bacon wraps are ready to cook.  

TIP: It’s fastest if you do these bacon wraps in an assembly line style.  Lay out all your bacon, then bread, sauce, cheese, then roll.

Before baking them, you have to secure them with toothpicks because they puff up and toast and get GLORIOUSLY greasy and gooey. Which makes them kind of want to explode if you don’t have them secured with a toothpick.


Rows of uncooked bacon wraps on cookie racks set on well used baking sheet.


Place them on a rack over a cookie sheet & bake until irresistible.


Cooked bacon wraps, oozing with cheese just out of the oven.

You can cut these into pieces if you want but they just break apart very easily. Or, I mean, why cut them into pieces at all. Basically they’re bite sized even if you don’t cut them into 3. Basically.


Cooked bacon wraps with toothpicks on an ironstone plate with a cookie cooling rack in the background.

These are my families favourite Christmas appetizers. Salty, crispy, gooey and slightly sweet. 


Crispy, salty bacon appetizers fresh out of the oven displayed on ironstone platter.


Bacon Wraps

You'd never think this mix of ingredients would make SUCH a delicious appetizer but it does.  I've never met anyone who doesn't love a bacon wrap.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Yummy
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 20 people
Calories: 319kcal
Author: Karen


  • pounds bacon each piece sliced in half
  • 20 slices white bread crusts cut off
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese old, shredded
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce.


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Mix together condensed milk, Worcestershire sauce, and dijon mustard.
  • Flatten bread with rolling pin.
  • Lay 3 strips of bacon side by side.
  • Lay single piece of bread on top.
  • Smear with a large tablespoon of condensed milk mixture.
  • Top with a fingerful of shredded cheese.
  • Roll up tightly.
  • Secure each bacon piece with a toothpick.
  • Lay bacon wraps on a rack over a tin foil lined cookie sheet to catch drips.  Also line the bottom rack of your oven.
  • Bake until bacon is cooked to your liking (approximately 45 minutes - 1 hour)



Serving: 3pieces | Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 481mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 179IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 206mg | Iron: 1mg


  • Can these be frozen?  You bet!  If you have any left over.
  • Can you cook these ahead of time?  Yes indeed.  Just reheat them in a blazing hot (500) oven for a couple of minutes.  Don’t use the microwave to heat them up. They’ll go weird and chewy.
  • What if I don’t like bacon? Can I use something else? What??!!  NO.  Who ARE you??!
  • Where are the jalapeños in these bacon wraps?  That’s a different kind of bacon wrapped delight. You can see my recipe for Jalapeño poppers here.

I bought the bacon last week when it was on sale, I have the sauce, the mustard, sweetened condensed milk and bread.  All I need now is to psych myself up to make them but NOT eat them.  They need to go straight into the freezer until Christmas.

Or a very persistent craving.



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Salty & Sweet Bacon Wrapped Appetizers.


  1. Heather says:

    How could these not be excellent? They have my two favourite food groups Bacon and Sweetened Condensed Milk. Thanks Karen, I will make these tomorrow.

  2. Sharon says:

    You forgot to mention how goopy they are to make – but that is half the fun – your pictures make the creation look very neat – maybe it is just me – have had the recipe for years from you sister – love it !

  3. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    My heart Dr. is not going to like this..But I’m pretty sure a few of them will not kill me..maybe..but I’m willing to take my chances..My son is a bacon & a cheese addict so I don’t have to worry about the rest of them..also he likes Canadian Bacon which just seems to be little slices of ham to me..Is it OK to cut this in half to make less?

  4. NikiDee says:

    Just when I thought you couldn’t out do the Antojitos recipe ~ you bring us Bacon Wraps! Oh. My. Gawd. I would make these this second if I weren’t the only one home. Otherwise, all I could do is tell my family how good they were…after I wake from my bacon wrap coma.

  5. BGrigg says:

    I’ve had these. They are simply decadent. If you want stupidly over the top deliciousness, add maple syrup to the condensed milk. A spicier variant replaces cheddar with jalapeno Monterey jack cheese. Breaking them into smaller pieces sounds like something someone willing to share would do. I don’t. They’re MINE!

  6. PoMoMom says:

    American cheese Carol? What is that anyway? Cheddar? Cheese wiz? Those plastic squares? I’m never sure when I see it in a recipe. -however I love Canadian bacon! De Dutch serves it and it’s fabulous!

  7. Thera says:

    It looks good, but I am kinda scared of trying it LOL!

  8. Cathy says:

    Well I’m torn between wanting to try these or not. Given my addictive gene goes into overdrive when it comes to certain foods, I hesitate.
    Then again, I could make some and feed some of the the walking Xrays I work with….

  9. Ev says:

    Well, I’m guessing they are better than “goat shit and scabs”! Did you offer these to the Canadian Living people? I will have to try these on my unsuspecting family. “Crispy bacon” and all. Thanks Karen!

  10. Mary Werner says:

    Reminds me of a song we used to sing as kids:
    Great, green gobs of greasy grimy, gopher guts, mutilated, monkey meat, petrified, porpoise pus, AND me without my spoon!

  11. Debbie Neal says:

    I am making these this afternoon for my girlfriends present /wine party! They sound amazing. I also make one that uses Pepperidge Farm breadsticks (if you can find them) and you wrap a slice of the better thin sliced bacon around like a barber pole and bake them until the bacon is cooked and then roll in Parmesan cheese! Delish!

  12. Amber says:

    I can’t believe you rejected the Bacon and Bourbon Hot Chocolate in favour of this. I’m terribly disappointed. I’ll have to eat lots of bacon to feel better.

  13. Suanne says:

    Sounds very interesting. Will definately be trying these at our Christmas gathering. Thanks Karen!

  14. Tisha says:

    I’m intrigued *and* grossed out so I think I need to try these

  15. jainegayer says:

    OMG!!! I must make these for my son, the bacon freak!
    And he married a vegetarian last August. Where did I go wrong?

  16. Kyle says:

    Sounds disgusting. Let’s get started.

  17. Su says:

    Happy appy season! love it…. now I need to make these thingys….

  18. Feral Turtle says:

    You totally need a goat! It will babysit your chickens while you are on holidays, and aid you in the making of goat shit and scab wraps! This recipe looks so good!! Pinning.

  19. Carol says:

    Looks absolutely incredibly delicious. I may try instead of my bacon wraps:

    Bake potato puffs (don’t know the exact name but they are about the size of a small roll of thread?) according to package directions but for only about 2/3 of the require time.
    Wrap each with 1/3 piece of American cheese and 1/2 slice of bacon

    Bake until bacon is done to taste.

    For dipping, mix 2/3 cup of mustard and 1/3 cup of brown sugar.


  20. magali says:

    I am in awe at this recipe right now!
    I think it’s a rule that all the best recipes for Christmas have bacon and other gross ingredients in them. My favourite hot dip has cream cheese, mayo, cheese, bacon and Ritz cracker crumbs in it. I ate so much one New Years Eve I got stomach cramps. Then I went out to see the fireworks at midnight and came back to the party and ate some more.

    • Karen says:

      Hah! On my birthday I ate spaghetti and meatballs until I could stand straight because I had such bad stomach pains. Good for you! ~karen

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