Preheat the air fryer to 375°F. Line the basket with parchment paper.
Wash & trim Brussels sprouts. If they are large, cut them in half.
Cut each slice of bacon into thirds and wrap around a sprout.
Place seam side down in the basket and sprinkle brown sugar on top. Repeat with remaining brussels & bacon.
Bake 15 minutes or until bacon is crisp and brussels sprouts are tender.
No Air Fryer? No Problem! These can be baked in the oven at 425°F for about 22-27 minutes or until bacon is crisp and Brussels sprouts are tender.
Thick-cut bacon should need to be partially cooked before wrapping. Air fry thick cut bacon for 3-4 minutes or just until softened and cool slightly before wrapping. Regular cut bacon doesn’t need to be partially cooked.
If the Brussels are large, cut them in half.
If using frozen Brussels, they do not need to be thawed but the cooking time will need to be increased.
Cook them seam side down so the bacon does not unravel.
Brussels can be prepared 48 hours in advance and cooked before serving.
Don’t crowd the basket. The more airflow, the crispier the Brussels will be. Cook in batches if needed.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. They can also be frozen and will last in the freezer for 3 months.
Reheat in the air fryer at 350°F for 10 minutes or until heated through.