Add a little bacon, a little spice, and some sweet to your game day snacks!

Tassel Ridge Spicy Bacon Wrapped Breadsticks combine bacon with a bit (or more to taste) of spice and a bit of sweet. Tassel Ridge Sweet Roxie Red®, with a bit of sweetness, is a perfect wine pairing to for the sweet and spice.

Tassel Ridge® Spicy Bacon Wrapped Breadsticks


  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper more or less to taste
  • 25 strips bacon
  • 25 thin crisp breadsticks (grissini-style)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine brown sugar and cayenne pepper in small bowl. Put mixture on large plate. Set aside. Wrap a strip of bacon around length of each breadstick. Roll breadsticks in brown sugar mixture. Place in single layer on baking sheet. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, or until bacon is crisp. Serve warm or at room temperature. Makes 25 breadsticks.

Recipe Notes

Wine Recommendation—Tassel Ridge Sweet Roxie Red®

Sweet Roxie Red is a refreshing, sweet, fruity red wine with cherry and citrus on the nose and sweet cherry and candied fruits on the palate. Made from a blend of Marquette grapes grown in our Iowa vineyards and Muscat grapes, Sweet Roxie Red is a great sipping wine or pair it with spicy dishes like Asian and Mexican foods. Serve chilled.