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Your Party Guests Will go Crazy for Bacon Twists Dipped in BBQ Ranch Sauce

You won't have to twist my arm to get me to eat one of these delicious appetizers! Bacon Twists make a tasty and easy-to-make side dish for your next party, potluck or family gathering. Don't forget to serve them with some BBQ Ranch dipping sauce - the flavor combo is out-of-this-world delish!

People say that bacon makes everything better, and I tend to agree with that, but in this case the bacon is made even better by the buttery puff pastry dough. The two flavors and textures pair perfectly with one another and are especially yummy straight out of the oven. Whip them up at your next party and watch them get gobbled up in a flash!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pound thick-cut bacon
  • 1 sheet Puff Pastry, thawed
  • lots of toothpicks

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • dash hot sauce to taste (any hot sauce will do)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Layer the bacon on a metal cooling rack set on top of a large cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until about halfway cooked. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Keep oven on.

Roll out the sheet of puff pastry onto a floured surface a couple times with a rolling pin to smooth it out.

       

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Use a pizza cutter to slice the dough into as many strips as you have strips of bacon.

       

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When the bacon is cool enough to handle, take one strip and fold it in half lengthwise. Fold a strip of dough in half lengthwise. Wrap the dough in a spiral around the folded bacon. Then twist the bacon and secure with toothpicks.

       

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Place the twists on a new baking sheet that has been lightly coated with nonstick spray. Bake the twists at 400 for about 12-15 minutes, or until the puff pastry is golden and the bacon is cooked. Remove and let cool.

To make the sauce, in a small bowl combine ranch, barbecue, and hot sauce. Adjust to taste.

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Stir it together and serve it with the bacon twists.

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