This Bacon Wrapped Avocados appetizer recipe is sure to win over everyone you know.Crispy brown sugar bacon wrapped around a creamy avocado, and it’s easy!
I pretty much love pork. It’s wonderful. I love it in all shapes and forms. I love bacon, especially when it is baked in the oven, not fried in a skillet and even more so when it’s wrapped around a creamy avocado and baked to perfection. These bacon wrapped avocados are about to rock your world.
I am embarrassed to admit that I used to be a bacon hater. Yup, it’s true. I used to think that bacon was fatty, chewy, nastiness. In fact, I hated it so much that I would take the time to pick it out of sandwiches, off of chicken dishes, and I certainly would never touch the stuff at breakfast. Thankfully I grew up and realized that bacon is life.
It’s crunchy and flavorful. You just want to wrap yourself in it. Bacon, is the new cashmere. Or at least these bacon wrapped avocados are.
A few weeks ago I was trying to think up a way to use the last of my avocado. It was lunch time, and while this Wrap with a honey Avocado dressing is pretty much the best thing in all the world, as is a little BBQ pork and guacamole grilled cheese, but I really needed something else.
I had just come home from the grocery store with a delightful little bag of avocados and I decided to forgo the bread and make something a bit broken down, bacon wrapped avocados and boy was it awesome.
Best Bacon at the Grocery Store
The key to any recipe with bacon, especially an appetizer like this one where the bacon is the star of the dish, is to buy the right bacon. We’ve really fallen in love with Wright’s Bacon, but if you have a brand you recommend we would love to hear about it.
How to Make Bacon Wrapped Avocados
Just wrap your avocados in the bacon and then dredge in a brown sugar and chili powder mixture. Bake until the bacon is crisp and beautiful.
Sweet deliciousness this was good. Probably the best lunch ever! And because I’m trying to be good about balance, I figured I should add a little calcium and fruit in too. So, I went ahead and added apples and laughing cow cheese. I know I don’t get nearly enough calcium in my diet, and I wonder how many of you are the same?
What ways do you incorporate dairy into your diet? And have you joined the bacon bandwagon? I’m sure you will with these bacon wrapped avocados.
How to Pick a Ripe Avocado
I have a secret pet peeve when I’m at the grocery store. You see, when I’m standing there picking out produce and someone is picking up avocados in the palm of their hand and squeezing it with fingers wrapped around the entire body, or grabbing fruit after fruit and squeezing with their thumb and fingers it takes everything in me to not ask them to stop.
Testing the avocado fruit like that only bruises it, even if it isn’t ripe yet, so it’s ruining the avocado for others.
Instead, to pick a ripe avocado, place your thumb on the bottom and your pointer finger on the top and if it yields to gentle pressure it should be eaten within a day or two.
Unripe, firm or green fruit can take four to five days to ripen at room temperature.
How to Store Avocados
Avocados should be stored at room temperature in one layer and not by any citrus fruits unless you’re looking to ripen them quickly.
Once the avocado begins to yield to gentle pressure, place it in the refrigerator to slow the ripening process as this will prolong its life.
Also, storing avocados in wire framed bowls can lead to bruising as it ripens and settles into the wires.
How Long are Avocados Good For?
Avocados on the counter that started out green could take 5 days to ripen and then will need to be eaten.
Refrigerated avocados that are ripe will only last for 2-4 days.
Bacon Wrapped Avocados
Bacon Wrapped Avocados
Bacon Wrapped Avocados
- 4-6 Strips of Bacon
- 1 Avocado
- 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2-1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
- Heat the oven to 425
- In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and chili powder.
- Set aside
- Line a baking sheet with tin foil.
- Cut open the avocado and remove the pit.
- Slice about 3/4" slices lengthwise through the avocado, and then cut through the middle to cut all of the slices in half so that you have thick chunks of avocado.
- Cut each slice of bacon in 3-5 pieces and wrap each piece around the avocado.
- Roll in the brown sugar mixture and place on the baking sheet.
- Bake at 425 for 10-15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven to a platter and stick a tooth pick in each for serving.
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*this was a sponsored post, but my opinions remain my own.
Hi Pal, I was looking for the Bacon Wrapped Avocados recipe on the internet but didn’t satisfy with any. I asked for my sister and she shared this post and am really glad to tell you that you are such an amazing chef (and family). Also, the images are super! Thanks
Awwww…thank you so much! That means the world to us! So glad you enjoyed them!
Love that analogy…but then I’ve always loved bacon. Have you ever cured your own? If you love it now, well, you must try it; there is no going back! So yummy
That is what I’ve heard about curing your own bacon! We totally need to do that some day soon!
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It’s looking amazing dude, i can’t wait to try this BACON WRAPPED AVOCADOS recipe . thank you soo much for sharing this recipe.!
pictures shows it has a really good taste ,, i will surly try your bacon wrapped avocado appetizer recipe
Do it!! And let us know how they go!
These look so good. Two of my favorite things, avocados and bacon!!
They are heavenly Sophia! Dangerously addicting!
I love avocado, I love bacon
Now this is my favorite snack)))
Thank you very much
They are so irresistible!
Hi Sweet Basil,
I was looking for this bacon wrapped avocados. I find this article today. This is really helpful to me.
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I do not have access to pre-cooked bacon so I did it myself. I ran the bacon under cold water then baked it until it was partly cooked but still flexible. Before wrapping the avocado, I sprinkled it with salt, pepper and lime. Turned out great and works well with my keto lifestyle.
Yay! Great tips! Thank you!
Suggestion: poach egg, fry bacon, slice avocado (separately!). Put on plate.
It will take a LOT less time and look more appetizing than the mess that I ended up with, after valiantly trying to hold it all together with forks and toothpicks as it started to fall apart in the pan, only to collapse completely when I transferred it to the plate. LOL
Oh man! I’m so sorry Heloise! Did you watch the video that goes with this recipe? It is down at the bottom of the post. They hold together great in the oven.
I discovered this post only yesterday. I see you’ve thought about Bacon Wrapped Avocados earlier than us. But I don’t expect you to end your discussion on the specific matter so soon. Can’t you please share more of your insights into it. Really, our neighbor groups who visit our website- Spottingpro oftentimes would be happy. Thanks a lot, Carrian!
That’s a good idea with advocado wrapping. I often fry bacon with okras, they are really delicious together. Especially, you should try with green salt pepper sauce.
Next time, I’m gonna try with advocado! It looks interesting 😋
Do you know if this would work with turkey bacon?
We’ve made it with turkey bacon and it worked great!
Do you cook the avocado still in the skin or do you peel it first?
We peel it first.
This looks so delicious! I am going to try them tonight. I think I’ll grill them though, I will use a grill pan that has the holes in it to keep them from incinerating! But I just love to grill BACON! haha! Just seems to make it even more smokey and crisp! First time I’ve seen your website and want to investigate further! =)
So glad to hear that and we can’t wait to hear about the grilled bacon! yum!!!
Oh my goodness, these look absolutely scrumptious! I bet the flavor is all throughout the center of the avocado! I have an avocado in the fridge that HAS to go, so this will be an excellent snack tomorrow! Thank you so much for sharing <3
Oh yay! Enjoy!
Hi, can I make these in advance without the avocado going brown? Can I cook them then reheat slightly?!?
Unfortunately they don’t work well made ahead 🙁
Wow, my 2 favorite foods come together in a simple recipe. I am going to try this recipe but I am wondering how long these last before the avocado turns. I want to consume a few after a workout but not a whole avocado 🙂
Just wrap the avocado that’s leftover with the pit still in it in saran wrap and place in a bag for a few days in the fridge. 🙂
Ohhh, two of my favorites – bacon and avocado! What a great combination! This is definitely going on the menu this week!
They are so good! Hope you enjoy!
OH.MY.GOODNESS. This sounds absolutely fantastic! Do you think that I could leave out the sugar (whole30)?
The brown sugar is kind of the main thing about the recipe, but you could always just do bacon and it would just be different which isn’t bad!
I know this is kind of old, but I bet you could replace the brown sugar with coconut sugar! (:
Wow! Looks superdelicious!
Is there a substitute for sugar that we can use? Thanks!
Unfortunately there isn’t. I’m sorry. 🙁
You could try coconut sugar. It can replace white or brown sugar with a 1:1 ratio, equal.
Do you think you can use “Just Like Brown Sugar” sugar substitute? Sounds like a great recipe! Thanks!
I’ve never even heard of that!! I’ll have to google it!
Wow this was so good! Such yummy flavors, mmmm…. I left a couple for my husband but now I’m wondering if I should just eat them
Thanks Olga! We love these!
Can you leave out the chilli powder or substitute it with something else that is not hot or spicy? (For those with allergies or cannot have hot or spicy foods 🙂
Hi Donna, You could use a little paprika or cumin. There isn’t enough of the powder to be spicy though. I don’t do spicy. I’m a wimp 😉
Your recipe sounds delicious, however I do have a question concerning whether on not the bacon is crispy before the avocado turns bitter as I have heard that avocados can get bitter if heated too long. Have you ever tried your recipe using pre-cooked bacon?
I haven’t ever had them turn bitter, but you could absolutely use precooked and it would be great. 🙂
Those look delicious! Can attest that they taste delicious too! My wife made them for me using your recipe. Want to see?
So glad you enjoyed, thanks!
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
I landed here seeking ideas to use up 2 avocados I have.. and I found perfection! This is a keeper, thank you!
What a cool idea! One of my favorite ways to have avcaodo is with shrimp cocktail. The creamy avcaodo flavor is delicious with the shrimp and the cocktail sauce. I love the idea of using it as a sauce on pasta. So clever.If you’d like, I wanted to invite you to share your best recipes over at my new party, Recipe Sharing Monday at . I’m going to be featuring my favorite submissions during the week and I’d love it if you’d join in the fun. :O)
What chili powder do you recommend using since I don’t even have any in stock? 🙂
Hi Emily! I usually buy mine at Costco or McCormick.
I’ve GOT to try this! Now, thanks to you I have the reipce’ in a good place.Looks yummy (less messy too) And the extra time . hmmm I think I can find something to do.
What this is brilliant two of my favorite foods bacon and avocado.
Barbara | Creative Culinary
Love that analogy…but then I’ve always loved bacon. Have you ever cured your own? If you love it now, well, you must try it; there is no going back!
I wish we had places like Harmon’s around Louisville! Sounds like a great concept. And this appetizer is definitely unique and, I’m sure, tasty!
OH man—totally craving these now!
Okay, I’ve got to try this!! Yum!!
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yum! bacon is the new cashmere 🙂 every night, my husband says the only way the recipe can get better is with bacon!
Cassie | Bake Your Day
Swoon! These are incredible!
I love the cheese counter at Harmon’s…no lie. Seriously the best cheeses ever.
Holy cow, I love this so much. I adore bacon, and avocados, so pairing them is perfect!! And I love Harmons as well – wish there was one closer to me!
Melissa @ Bless This Mess
Mmm. Bacon IS the new cashmere. And I’m with you on the bacon-haters-turned-lovers-boat. Isn’t it a great and tasty side to be on?