Peanut Butter-Bacon Sweet Potato Bites

Recipe Courtesy of: Lisa Golden Schroeder, cookbook author, editor and blogger at Foodesigns
Prep15 minutes
Cook20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Serves10
Course Appetizer
Variety Fav(s) Mini Sweet Potatoes
Cook Type Oven
Dish Type Party Food
Season Fall, Winter

Ingredients

  • 20 oz. Tasteful Selections® Mini Sweet potatoes, cut into ¼-inch-thick slices
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 5 slices thick-cut uncured bacon, sliced crosswise into ½-inch pieces
  • ½ c. creamy peanut or almond butter
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • Honey (optional)
  • Fresh thyme (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425-degrees. Line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment. Arrange potato slices on pans; brush with oil and lightly season with salt and pepper. Bake 20 minutes, or until tender; cool for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook bacon in a medium skillet until crisp. Drain well.
  • Top each potato slice with a dab of peanut butter, a bit of crumbled bacon, and a sprinkle of green onion and thyme, if you’d like. Drizzle with some honey, if desired.

Recipe Tips

Trim just the very tips of each potato, then begin slicing them into rounds—be sure to keep them thick enough so they can be easily picked up after baking and topping.
To keep the potatoes from being too messy, let them cool for a little while before spreading with the nut butter. And you can offer a small dish or jar of honey and allow everyone to spoon (or squeeze from a honey bottle) a little bit on each bite.