12/11/2012 10:32 EST | Updated 02/10/2013 05:12 EST

Onion, bacon and cheddar bites great snacks for holiday entertaining

These delectable bites are perfect to serve at your next party.

Savoury Onion, Bacon and Cheddar Bites

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Baking Time: 15 minutes

425 ml (1 3/4 cups) all-purpose flour

10 ml (2 tsp) baking powder

2 ml (1/2 tsp) each salt and pepper

2 eggs

250 ml (1 cup) whole milk

4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

1 sweet red pepper, finely chopped

250 ml (1 cup) shredded cheddar cheese

125 ml (1/2 cup) minced red onion


50 ml (1/4 cup) sour cream

2 ml (1/2 tsp) hot sauce

Minced fresh parsley and chopped sweet red pepper (optional)

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and pepper. In a large bowl, whisk eggs until frothy; whisk in milk. Fold in flour mixture, stirring gently to combine. Fold in bacon, red pepper, cheese and onion.

Spoon a heaping 15 ml (1 tbsp) into well-greased mini-muffin cups. Bake in a 230 C (450 F) oven until golden and puffed, about 15 minutes. Let cool on rack.

To serve, cut each in half diagonally and arrange on lettuce-lined platter. Serve with small bowl of sweet red chili sauce for dipping.

Topping: In a small bowl, mix together sour cream and hot sauce. Spoon about 2 ml (1/2 tsp) topping onto each bite. Sprinkle with parsley and red pepper, if using.

Makes 24 pieces.

Nutrition information per serving (1 bite): 80 calories; 3 grams fat; 9 g carbohydrate; 3 g protein.

Source: Foodland Ontario.