Irish Shillelagh Sticks
8 slices bacon, cut in half length wise
16 garlic flavored breadsticks (Stella Dora)
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Wind one piece of bacon around each breadstick, diagonally. .
Using 4 breadsticks at a time, place them on a double layer of paper towels in the microwave. Cook for 2-1/2 minutes on high (do not overcook as breadsticks will burn).
Combine the Parmesan cheese and parsley and turn out onto a flat surface. Immediately roll each breadstick in the cheese and Parmesan coating. Continue until you have 16 Shillelagh sticks.
If you prefer a softer breadstick, purchase 2 packages of Pillsbury refrigerated breadsticks. Wrap each one with the bacon, as above, place on a baking sheet and cook according to the package directions; then roll in the coating.