Sep 19, 2017

Air Fryer Honey Chipotle Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs

These Air Fryer Honey Chipotle Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs are both savory and sweet. Just imagine taking a slice of bacon, brushing it with honey, sprinkling it with chipotle chile, and wrapping it around a tater tot. Sounds pretty good, right?

Air Fryer Honey Chipotle Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs

I love the sweet and savory spiciness of these bacon wrapped Tater Tot bombs. They are such an easy appetizer, and I'm pretty sure they would be a crave-worthy hit for game day parties.

I'm a big proponent of homemade over packaged food if you can manage it, but I'm not a food snob. Sometimes, store bought is just fine.

On my "always better when homemade" list: Bread, rolls, cookies (with some exceptions... Milanos!!!), cakes, pies, macaroni and cheese, margarita mix, General Tso's chicken, chili, muffins, fried rice, dips, salad dressings, potato salad, tomato sauce, pizza, and soup, to name a few.

On my "I'm not sure it's worth the trouble because the store bought version is delicious" list: Mayonnaise and Tater Tots. Just so you know, I'll probably never make my own mayonnaise.

Making my own Tater Tots is still on the table, just because, but in the meantime, the store bought ones are such a guilty pleasure! I usually buy Ore-Ida (love their Justice for Potatoes League ads), but you can find organic tots if you prefer.

Air Fryer Honey Chipotle Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs

I made these honey chipotle bacon wrapped Tater Tot bombs totally on a whim. I wanted to play around with my air fryer and pulled out the little recipe book that came with it, and found a recipe for bacon wrapped tater tots. I decided to dress the recipe up with honey and chipotle chile to add some sweet and spicy flavors to this delicious and easy appetizer.

These things were sinfully good.

Note: If you don't have an air fryer, you can make these in an oven on a wire rack set in a baking sheet in a 400 degree oven for 15 to 18 minutes.

This month, the Fantastical Food Fight is all about Honey. Did you know that September is National Honey Month? To celebrate, we are posting recipes that include honey! If you want to see what the rest of the group made, be sure to check out the links after the recipe.



Air Fryer Honey Chipotle Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs

Air Fryer Honey Chipotle Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs

Ingredients

  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon chipotle chile powder
  • 16 frozen Tater Tots

Instructions

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut the slices of bacon in half, widthwise. Lay the the bacon slices out on a plate next to each other.
  3. Warm the honey in the microwave for about 15 seconds. Brush it over the bacon slices.
  4. Sprinkle the honey brushed bacon evenly with the chipotle powder.
  5. Wrap each Tater Tot with the seasoned bacon and place each seam side down on the plate. Don't wrap too tightly. Secure the bottom of each with a toothpick.
  6. Place 8 of the wrapped tots in the air fryer basket and cook for 8 to 14 minutes, checking after 8 minutes for doneness. Repeat with the second half of the wrapped tots. Remove toothpicks and serve immediately. Leftovers can be reheated in the oven or toaster oven.
Yield: 8 servings


Air Fryer Honey Chipotle Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs



31 comments:

  1. I would like to hear more about your air fryer Karen. Are you pleased with it? Do you use it very often? Does the food really taste fried or is it more like "frying" in the oven? Regardless, I am drooling over these tater tots!!

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    1. I love it Wendy. I don't think I ever would have bought it but Air n Water offered to give me one to participate in their campaign and I'm really happy I got it. I have used it more than I expected. It's like a really strong convection oven. Sally of Bewitching Kitchen has posted some healthy recipes on her blog you should check out.

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  2. Whoa! These look super! I am intrigued by the air fryer as well.

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    1. It's a lot of fun Amy! You don't "need" one to make these, but it's pretty cool.

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  3. Love this! Too bad the "kids" are not around anymore, I would not be making them for Phil and I only... oh, well - maybe I should

    glad to see you having air-fryer fun! I am still enjoying mine quite a bit!

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    1. I am definitely having fun with it!

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  4. Yum! I keep hearing good things about an air fryer but I really don't need another kitchen gadget.

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    1. I know what you mean. I don't think it's necessary, but it sure is a lot of fun.

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  5. WHOA! these look great. i bet they taste even better!

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  6. I really need to get an air fryer - I keep finding delicious-looking recipes like this!!

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    1. It is a lot of fun to cook with. I know it's a bit of a novelty, but the results are very tasty!

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  7. The perfect combination of fried, salty, sweet goodness! I've been toying with the idea of getting an air fryer, however, I feel like I would probably pack on a million pounds from eating foods I usually feel too guilty to eat! Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck - Colleen

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  8. woow that looks really yum... better than fried ones

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  9. Karen, I totally agree with you on mayonnaise! :-D Always wanted to get an air fryer as we tend to deep fry a lot but never heard good review until now. May be I should give it a thought... I love chipotle and honey and that potato puffs or tarter tot can never go wrong..

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    1. I've had a lot of fun with it! It's not exactly like deep fried. I made some chicken wings in it and they turned out great.

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  10. These look so good- I need an air fryer! These would be a big hit for football Sundays!

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  11. Oh my WORD!! These looks INSANELY GOOD!

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  12. Oh my! I'm salivating.... If you have a mo it would be great if you shared this with Food on friday under the pot luck theme. Cheers from carole's chatter

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    1. Thanks Carole! I stopped by and left a couple of links!

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  13. GREAT LOOKING BACON WRAPPINGS
    CHEERS
    SILVIO

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  14. I love honey paired with spicy foods. They are such a good match together :) Adding bacon and tots?! Heck yes! I also love that these are air-fried. Just a winning combination of all the right elements, if you ask me :)

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  15. I too have an air fryer and the only thing I do is making my french fries in it and occasionally frying chicken! :D An underutilized impulse purchase... hehe... these look like a nice starter with a slight tinge of honey...

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  16. Those tots look so delicious! I would love to snack on them right now!

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