In a small bowl, heat butter in the microwave until melted. Let better cool for 5 minutes.
Add salt and pepper (to taste) to melted butter.
Toss scallops in butter.
Cut bacon in half and wrap around buttered scallops.
Position a wood skewer over an area of the bacon where the two end pieces overlap. Thread the outer loose end of bacon through the tip of the wood skewer, then thread the inner end of the bacon (so both ends of the bacon are threaded). Finish by pushing the wood skewer through the scallop all the way to the other side and through the outer wrap of bacon (see above pictures for example). Plan to thread up to 5 scallops per skewer.
Using a 9x13 baking dish, lay loaded wood skewers across so that the ends of the skewers are resting on the edge of the dish and the scallops are over the center of the dish (but not touching the bottom.)
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Turn skewers, then bake for another 15 minutes.
Sprinkle with chopped chives and smoked paprika. Serve immediately.
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