Back in the late 90’s I went through a body building phase. Now, when I say that, I don’t mean that I competed or anything but I did enter a contest with my then boyfriend, now husband for EAS. I don’t remember what “EAS” stands for and I don’t even know if they’re around anymore. Anyway, it was a transformation contest and I can’t even remember why we did it, honestly. The thing I do remember is that I made these for the first time during that contest. We were on a low-carb diet and basically ate meat, veggies and sugar free pudding. These Bacon Wrapped Artichoke Hearts are the only holdover from that “contest”.

Btw, we didn’t win and twenty years and five kids later, you’d wonder how I ever was in a contest like that to begin with. ha! Anyway, on with the recipe.


1 7.5 oz. Jar Artichoke Hearts
1 Package Thick Cut Bacon

Preheat Broiler to 400 degrees and raise oven rack to the top level.  Cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.  Drain all marinade from the artichoke hearts and cut the bacon in half.  Wrap one pice of bacon around each of the artichoke hearts and secure with a toothpick.  Place in the oven and broil for 5 minutes.  Remove from oven and turn artichokes over.  Place back in the oven for 5-7 minutes or until bacon is crisp.  Serve immediately.