Cheesy Bacon Rotel Cups! A delicious appetizer for any occasion

Fall, spring, winter or summer - these crunchy, savory appetizers will be nothing short of a disappearing act on your table. They remind me of being in grade 4 and coming home to the smell of my mother in the kitchen preparing a small after school snack to hold us over before dinner time came around. This recipe from one of our most loved blogs, Life in the Lofthouse, are a combination of just a couple easy ingredients that can very realistically be modified for your other favorites...but really, who doesn't love bacon and cheese together? I like so spice up this recipe with a little chopped jalepeno or hot sauce, but this is personal preference.

The reason why these go so easily is partly due to the crispy and light phyllo pastry shells that are the base of these bite sized bits of heaven.

If you plan to make your own bacon bits, then why not try the oven method for making bacon? Simply preheat your oven to 400 degrees F, and line a pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Place your bacon strips onto the pan and bake. Like me, you are probably wondering about the mess factor, right? Well, you will be happy to know that the bacon simply bubbles in the pan and does not splatter like it does on a frying pan. Be sure to keep the bacon in a single layer, meaning that it does not overlap. You do not even need to flip them, simply bake for 15-20 minutes depending on your desired finished product. To cool, place it on a paper towel to absorb some grease. For extra crispy bacon, lay the raw bacon onto a cooling rack over the lined pan so the grease can drip down. The only downside of this is that you will have to scrub the cooling rack quite well after use.

However you plan it this recipe, bacon bits or made in your oven, the rest of the recipe is found at the 'Life in the Lofthouse' just below this article. Enjoy!

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