Boil the baby potatoes until soft enough to easily poke with a fork, about 10 minutes. Drain well and place into a large bowl. Sprinkle with one packet of ranch dressing mix, and toss the potatoes to evenly coat.
Preheat grill for medium-low heat, or preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Wrap each half slice of bacon around each potato, and place three on each skewer. Repeat with the remaining potatoes, then sprinkle with the second packet of ranch dressing mix.
Cook on the grill or in the oven. On the grill flip every 4 or 5 minutes to ensure even cooking. Cook until the bacon reaches your desired degree of doneness, 20 to 25 minutes.
I prefer using baby purple potatoes as they are softer and look amazing, but any baby potato will do.