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Twice Baked Potato Bites with Coconut Bacon

Loaded with coconut bacon, sour cream and fresh chives, these twice baked potato bites are the perfect game-day or anytime appetizer.

Twice Baked Potato Bites with Coconut BaconFrom tailgating to football parties, food makes all the difference! Twice baked potato bites with coconut bacon are a delicious solution to heavy game day fare that can leave you feeling like a slug. Crispy, creamy and baked to perfection, this all star recipe is a lighter take on traditional potato skins.

Twice Baked Potato BitesShort on time? You can whip up this crowd-pleasing appetizer in advance. Keep the potato bites ready to go in your fridge until just before your guests arrive. Simply place them on a baking sheet and bake until the potato bites are warmed through.

Coconut Bacon
*WARNING* The coconut bacon in this recipe is savory, mouthwatering and HIGHLY addictive. If you’ve never tried coconut bacon before, you’re in for a real treat. It’s crispy, smoky and amazingly flavorful. Good thing this recipe makes more bacon than you’ll actually need. Otherwise we’d all be in trouble!

I also should mention that these twice baked potato bites did not last long at my house. You may want to consider doubling the recipe if you’re hosting a large bunch!

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Twice Baked Potato Bites w: Coconut BaconIf you try out this recipe, I’d love to know! Be sure to tag your Instagram #homegrownprovisions or Tweet me @homegrownprov so I can see all the game-day goodness you’re whipping up!


Twice Baked Potato Bites with Coconut Bacon

  • Author: Homegrown Provisions
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 25 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer



Twice Baked Potato Bites

  • 1214 small, yukon gold potatoes (cleaned and scrubbed)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil + a bit more for drizzling
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut bacon + more to top
  • 1/4 cup chives, chopped + more to top
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (I used Better than Sour Cream by Toffuti)
  • 1 tbsp butter melted (I used EarthBalance Buttery Sticks)
  • 1 tbsp almond milk

Coconut Bacon

  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke
  • 4 tsp tamari
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 cups, large unsweetened coconut flakes (I used Edward & Sons Trading Co Coconut Flakes)


Coconut Bacon

  1. Prepare the coconut bacon first.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees F.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk the tomato paste, liquid smoke, tamari and maple syrup together until well combined.
  5. Fold in the coconut flakes and gently mix until the flakes are well coated.
  6. Spread the flakes in a thin layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes and then stir/flip the coconut bacon around on the baking sheet.
  8. Bake for another 10 minutes or so and then remove from oven and let cool completely.
  9. Marinade should be dry and flakes should be slightly crisp.
  10. Store in a cool, dark place. Coconut bacon will last up to two weeks and can be made in advance.

Twice Baked Potato Bites

  1. Change oven temperature to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place whole potatoes on a baking sheet and toss with a few pinches of salt and olive oil.
  3. Bake for 1 hour.
  4. Once potatoes are still warm, but cool enough to handle, cut off the top 1/3 of the potato.
  5. Using a teaspoon, scoop out the inside of the potato, leaving a “potato border.”
  6. Remove skins from the tops of the cut potatoes and place in a medium size bowl, along with the scooped out potato insides.
  7. Make the potato filling. Add sour cream and butter. Using a potato masher, mash mixture until well combined. Fold in chives and coconut bacon.
  8. Using a teaspoon, pack potato filling back into each scooped out potato. You’ll want to overfill each potato slightly.
  9. Place stuffed potatoes back on baking sheet. Top each with a sprinkle of chives and coconut bacon. Drizzle olive oil over all of the potatoes and bake for 10 minutes.
  10. Serve warm and enjoy!


Coconut bacon recipe adapted from ‘Coconut Bacony Bits’ found in Salad Samurai by Terry Hope Romero.