Bacon Wrapped Avocados

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!

A dark purple plate with a few forks on the left, and a pile of avocado pieces with brown sugar bacon wrapped around them which have been baked and are crispy!

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.

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 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.

Brown sugar bacon wrapped around a piece of avocado and baked until crispy is sitting on a pile of the bacon wrapped avocados

Avocado Recipes

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.

Bacon Wrapped Avocados with a brown sugar coating that have been baked until crispy

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.

Bacon wrapped around pieces of green avocados with brown sugar and baked until crispy, all piled up on a plate as an easy appetizer recipe

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.

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!

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?

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!

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

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!

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 Strips of Bacon
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2-1 Teaspoon Chili Powder

Directions:

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.

I pit my avocados by smacking my blade into the pit and giving it a quarter turn. The pit pops right out leaving the perfect flesh behind.

Depending on the size of your avocado pieces and length of your bacon you may get a different number of chunks of bacon. I wrap an end around the first piece of avocado just to measure and then cut all of the bacon together accordingly.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 servings, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 139 Calories
  • Total Fat: 10.9g
  • Cholesterol: 12mg
  • Carbohydrates: 8.4g
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Sugar: 6.2g
  • Protein: 2.8g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.