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Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

This bacon wrapped shrimp appetizer recipe is perfect for serving at parties this holiday season! You'll love the crispy bacon, sweet & tangy glaze, and plump, juicy shrimp.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon wrapped shrimp
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 44 minutes
Servings 20 shrimp


  • 10 strips bacon
  • 20 extra large shrimp (26/30 count size) see note
  • 1/4 cup Jennifer's Kitchen Confetti Pepper Jelly
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Prep your shrimp (thaw under cool running water if frozen and peel them, then pat them dry with paper towel) and preheat the oven to 400F. Move the oven rack to the middle position.
  • Line a large baking sheet with foil for easy clean-up and place a wire cooling rack (like you’d use for cookies) on top. 
  • Lay the bacon strips on the wire rack (don’t let them overlap).
  • Cook the bacon in the oven for 13 minutes or until you can see it's on its way to being cooked but not quite there yet (we still want it pliable so it can be wrapped easily). If your oven runs hot or cold, you may need to adjust timing.
  • Take the bacon out of the oven and let it cool enough to handle. Meanwhile, add the pepper jelly and butter to a small bowl and microwave until the butter is melted. Give it a good stir.
  • Cut the bacon slices in half and then wrap each shrimp with the bacon and secure it with a toothpick.
  • Brush the pepper jelly mixture over the shrimp (you can pick the shrimp up by the toothpick and do both sides), and place each shrimp on the wire rack.
  • Return the wire rack/baking sheet combo to the oven and cook the shrimp for 8 minutes (again, you may need to adjust timing a little bit if your oven runs hot/cold). Serve warm.


  • If you buy a 1 pound bag of frozen 26/30 count shrimp, you'll have a few left over, so that's what I would buy for this recipe if you can't find a 3/4 pound size bag (often sold here in Canada).
  • I used regular bacon (not thick cut).
  • You can remove the tails from the shrimp if you prefer. 
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