Soak your toothpicks in water for up to an hour, but a minimum of 15 minutes. You want them good and soaked before going under the broiler for a long period of time.
Prep the bacon. Heat your oven to 400 degrees and arrange in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. bake for about 12 minutes, or until bacon is starting to cook, but not fully crispy. Remove, drain and let cool slightly just so it is easier to handle.
Make sure your scallops are rinsed and the muscle has been removed. Pat dry using a paper towel.
Wrap each scallop with a strip of bacon, securing with a toothpick. Place on a rimmed baking sheet.
Preheat broiler to high heat.
Place under broiler (about 4 inches from heating mechanism) for 2-4 minutes. Remove, flip and return for another 2-4 minutes. Remove and baste with BBQ sauce. Return to oven for 2 minutes with the broiler off. *Cooking times will vary greatly depending on the size of scallop. See note.
Remove, garnish with chives and serve immediately.
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*Scallop size can vary greatly and therefore so can cooking times. These scallops were colossal size, about 2 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches thick. They took a total of 10 minutes to cook. Make adjustments based on your scallop size. This will also impact your bacon size.*Longer toothpicks are better especially if you got the jumbo scallops.