Dress up fresh asparagus with brown sugar and bacon for a mouth-watering and beautiful snack or app. These can be prepared ahead of time and baked when needed.
- Preheat the oven to 400° F.
- Divide the asparagus spears into 12 bundles, about 3 to 4 sparser bundle. Carefully wrap 1 piece of bacon around each bundle, starting about ½ inch from the bottom of the tips. Secure the bacon-wrapped spears with a toothpick. Lay the bundles in a low-sided casserole dish.
- In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter, soy sauce, garlic salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Pour the hot sugar mixture over the asparagus bundles.
- Transfer the dish to the oven and roast until the spears have begun to wilt and the bacon looks fully cooked, about 25 minutes. Remove the toothpicks before serving.