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Bacon Wrapped Smokies

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These bacon-wrapped smokies are blanketed in salty slices of bacon and covered in a sweet brown sugar glaze for this delicious appetizer.
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  1. Bacon Wrapped Smokies Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Bacon Wrapped Smokies Recipe
  3. How To Serve
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Feast your eyes on this amazing recipe for delicious sweet and salty bacon-wrapped smokies. This is the perfect appetizer for any party; with crispy bacon wrapped around cocktail sausages and sweetened with a brown sugar glaze, it’s sure to be a hit with everyone. 

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Bacon Wrapped Smokies Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 1 pound Lil Smokies cocktail sausages (44 smokies)
  • 1 pound package of smoked bacon, sliced into thirds
  • 1¼ cup light brown sugar, packed (divided into 1 cup and ¼ cup)

PRO TIP:

Do not use thick-cut bacon. It will take a very long time for the bacon to crisp.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

BROWN SUGAR: Dark brown sugar can be substituted for light brown sugar in this great recipe.

How to Make This Bacon Wrapped Smokies Recipe

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

These will be a hit with your party guests. Make a double batch to make sure everyone gets a chance to taste these yummy appetizers.

STEP ONE: Lightly spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray. Set it aside.

STEP TWO: Wrap each lil smokie in a slice of bacon. Place each wrapped smokie in the pan in a single layer.

smokies wrapped in a slice of bacon and then placed into a pan

STEP THREE: Once all smokies are wrapped, evenly sprinkle 1 cup of brown sugar over the top of the bacon-wrapped sausages.

brown sugar sprinkled over the smokies on a baking dish

STEP FOUR: Tightly cover the baking dish and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour to marinate before baking.

PRO TIP:

You can allow the smokies to marinate for 2 hours to overnight. 

STEP FIVE: Just before removing the baking dish from the refrigerator, preheat the oven to 375°F.

STEP SIX: Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup of brown sugar before baking.

brown sugar sprinkled over the bacon wrap on a baking dish

STEP SEVEN: Bake for 25 minutes, then increase the oven temperature to 400°F. Bake for an additional 10 minutes.

PRO TIP:

Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to keep a close eye on your sausages as the suggested cooking time approaches.

STEP EIGHT: Remove the baking dish and allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.

How To Serve

Bacon-wrapped smokies make an irresistible and easy appetizer to serve at a party. They will be a big hit with your guests, along with our stuffed mushrooms and bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers.

These delicious cocktail sausages can also be cooked in other ways. Have a look at our Instant Pot little smokies and crockpot little smokies recipes. 

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Store any leftover little smokies sausages in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 

IN THE FREEZER: Store bacon-wrapped little smokies in the freezer in an airtight container for up to a month.

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These bacon smokies are so easy to make and taste absolutely delicious. Plus, who can resist crispy bacon wrapped around juicy sausage? Three simple ingredients and a few minutes of prep time are all you need before popping them in the oven, where the brown sugar melts to create a sweet appetizer.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are Lil’ Smokies fully cooked?

These smokies are fully cooked and only need to be warmed up before serving.

Can I freeze these appetizers?

This little smokies recipe can be frozen for up to a month in an airtight container.

Can I use any brand of cocktail sausages for this recipe? 

This classic appetizer would be tasty with any type of smoked sausages.

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These bacon-wrapped smokies are blanketed in salty slices of bacon and covered in a sweet brown sugar glaze for this delicious appetizer.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 44

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound Lil Smokies cocktail sausages, 44 smokies
  • 1 pound package smoked bacon, sliced into thirds
  • cup light brown sugar, packed (divided into 1 cup and ¼ cup)

Instructions
 

  • Lightly spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray. Set it aside.
  • Wrap each lil smokie in a slice of bacon. Place each wrapped smokie in the pan.
  • Once all smokies are wrapped, evenly sprinkle 1 cup of brown sugar over the top of the smokies.
  • Tightly cover the baking dish and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour to marinate before baking.
  • Just before removing the baking dish from the refrigerator, preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup of brown sugar before baking.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, then increase the oven temperature to 400°F. Bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Remove the baking dish and allow it to sit for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • Do not use thick-cut bacon. It will take a very long time for the bacon to crisp.
  • These will be a hit with your party guests. Make a double batch to make sure everyone gets a chance to taste these yummy appetizers.
  • You can allow the smokies to marinate for 2 hours to overnight.
  • Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to keep a close eye on your sausages as the suggested cooking time approaches.

Nutrition

Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 47mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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