Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Pat the scallops using a paper towel to remove the excess moisture.
Place the bacon strips on a baking sheet with foil and bake them for 5 minutes, just so they start losing a bit of the grease and they are easier to handle. Let them cool until you can handle them.
Wrap each scallop with one bacon strip and close it with a toothpick.
Season the scallops with salt and pepper and place them on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake them for around 10 minutes or until they are tender and opaque and the bacon is cooked through. This will depend on the size of your scallops and thickness of bacon.
Chop the garlic cloves. Add the chopped garlic to the butter and mix well.
Place the scallops on a serving dish. Add the garlic butter to the center and additional salt and pepper if needed. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley.
Serve & enjoy!
If the bacon strips are too long, cut them to desired length.