Horse Eyes (Olive Skewers)


Bacon-wrapped Spanish olive skewer appetizers. My Papa made this for almost every family gathering. It's not Christmas without them.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
30 olive skewers


  • 10 strips bacon

  • 30 garlic-stuffed green olives

  • 30 toothpicks


  1. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  2. Cut each bacon strip into 3 pieces. Wrap 1 piece of bacon around an olive and secure with a toothpick; place on a broiling pan. Continue with remaining bacon pieces and olives.

  3. Broil in the preheated oven until bacon is crisp, but not burned, 10 to 15 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Any Spanish olive works. Pitted or blue cheese-stuffed are just as tasty.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

27 Calories
2g Fat
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 27
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 202mg 9%
Protein 1g
Calcium 0mg 0%
Potassium 18mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.