Bacon makes it better! And these bacon wrapped asparagus bites are no exception. They are the perfect appetizer for your next party or "just because." Do we really need a good reason to eat bacon?
Preheat oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or use an oven-safe rack placed on a baking sheet.
Wash the asparagus, and trim the bottom third (this part is tough and woody). Cut the remainder of the asparagus into 2-inch pieces.
Cut the bacon slices into thirds, making 3-inch long pieces. Separate the bacon slices.
Wrap the bacon around the asparagus and secure with a toothpick. Place on baking sheet, making sure they are not touching each other.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until bacon is sizzling and crisp.
Remove from oven and let sit for 2 minutes before serving. Leave toothpicks in place to make them easier to serve and pick up.
The amount this recipe makes depends on the size of your asparagus. They can range from small and short, to jumbo-sized. Each stalk should typically yield 2-3 individual wraps, so multiply the number of asparagus stalks by 2 or 3 (depending on how long the asparagus are). Also, each slice of bacon will make 3 wraps.