Bacon-Wrapped Cheese Sticks

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I’ve been on a bacon kick lately, and today for a late lunch, I made bacon-wrapped cheese sticks. I hadn’t eaten all day, so by 2pm, I was “hangry” (hungry + angry). Actually, I don’t get angry, but I do get a little grumpy. But if you try to do hungry + grumpy, you get humpy, and that’s not appropriate just silly.

As you can see from the picture above, my attempts at making sure the cheese didn’t ooze out were futile. And I ask myself, how do I make them prettier? In Japan, the food looks like a work of art. Mine, in comparison, looks like a drawing from a kindergartner. Whatever, they tasted amazing! Perhaps I’ll try them with thick cut bacon? Or pan fry them next time instead of baking in the oven? If you have any tips, please leave a comment below!

These are fairly easy to make. All you need are 4 (or more) string cheese sticks (part skim mozzarella was on sale at the grocery store, so that’s what I used), and bacon.

INGREDIENTS:
4 (or more) string cheese sticks
8 slices of bacon (2 per cheese stick)
8 toothpicks
Parchment paper or aluminum foil

METHOD:
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet.

2. Place two slices of bacon down with one wider side touching a thinner side. Make sense? I hope so. Place cheese stick in the middle.

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3. Wrap bacon around the cheese stick and secure both ends with a toothpick. Theoretically, this was supposed to help the melted cheese from coming out, but as you see from my above picture, it didn’t work for me.

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4. Bake in oven for 20 minutes.

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My mom always loved my kindergarten artwork.

Let me know if you try this recipe and if you’ve found a way to make them so the cheese stays nicely inside the bacon.

XOXO,
Heather

Bacon-Wrapped Cheese Sticks

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