Preheat oven to 375.
Cut bacon strips in half and place on rimmed baking sheet.
Cook bacon in oven about 7 minutes until slightly cooked.
Transfer drippings to a microwave safe bowl.
Trim and wash green beans.
Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil.
Place green beans in pot and cook 3 minutes.
Remove from heat, drain water and place beans in a bowl of ice water.
Add butter to bacon drippings and microwave for 20 seconds to melt.
Add garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
Use papaer towels to dry beans.
Gather into bundles or 6-7, wrap with bacon pieces and secure with a toothpick.
Place on baking sheet from earlier.
Drizzle bundles with bacon grease mixture.
Sprinkle the brown sugar over each bundle.
Cook in oven 20 minutes or until bacon is crisp.