Bacon-Wrapped Cheese Bites

Take ordinary cheese bites to a new level with these Bacon-Wrapped Cheese Bites. Made with apricot preserves, jalapeño slices, bacon and cheese, these appetizers will fly off the plate.

Bacon-Wrapped Cheese Bites recipe

Prep: 10 min | Cook: 20 min | Yield: 18 cheese bites


  • 6 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 18 slices Oscar Mayer Fully Cooked Bacon*
  • 18 drained pickled jalapeño slices
  • 6 sticks Kraft or Polly-O 2% Milk Mozzarella String Cheese, cut into thirds


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cover rimmed baking sheet with foil; spray with cooking spray.
  3. Spread 1 teaspoon preserves onto each bacon slice.
  4. Top each jalapeño slice with 1 cheese piece; wrap with bacon slice, preserves side facing in. Secure with wooden picks.
  5. Stand wrapped cheese pieces on prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted; cool slightly.
  7. Transfer wrapped cheese pieces to platter. Drizzle with any glaze remaining on baking sheet.


* You will need to purchase 2 (2.52 ounce) packages OSCAR MAYER Fully Cooked Bacon to get the 18 bacon slices needed to prepare this recipe.

These cheese-topped pickled jalapeño slices can be wrapped with the preserves-topped bacon slices ahead of time. Refrigerate up to 24 hours before baking as directed.