Bacon Wrapped Smokies are a classic holiday party and football game appetizer! You’ll go crazy for the delicious brown sugar glaze!
Bacon Wrapped Smokies are the ultimate holiday and game day hors d’oeuvre! The combination of smokey sausage and sweet brown sugar glazed bacon is so ridiculously tasty – it’s hard to put them down! We have a serious love for bacon around here. Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers are an absolute favorite, and this lil smokies recipe fits in perfectly at all our parties!
BACON WRAPPED SMOKIES
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Where to Find Little Smokies
You can find little smokies in just about any grocery chain. Look in the refrigerated cured meats section near the bacon and breakfast sausage.
You may also find them in the deli section of your local grocer.
How Many Little Smokies are in a package?
There are typically about 40 little smokies in a package. This recipe allows for servings of around 5 little smokies per person.
Ingredients Needed to Make Little Smokies
- Little smokies
- Brown sugar
A pound of bacon and a pound of little smokies makes enough servings to feed about 8 people. Cut the bacon into thirds before wrapping the lil smokies. If you need to feed more people, simply double or triple the recipe.
You can use the original flavored little smokies or even the cheddar little smokies. The cheddar cranks the flavor of these bacon wrapped weenies up a notch!
How to Cook Little Smokies
- Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees F.
- Then, wrap each of the little smokies in one piece of bacon. Place the smokies wrapped in bacon in a single layer in a baking dish. It’s best to place them with the bacon seam side down so the bacon stays on the sausages while cooking. You could also keep the bacon on by securing it with a toothpick.
- Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove the butter from heat and then add half of the brown sugar and mix well.
- Pour the brown sugar/butter glaze over the smokies and then sprinkle the smokies with brown sugar.
- Bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees F. Then turn the heat up to 400 degrees F and bake for another 15 to 25 minutes until the bacon is crispy. The total cooking time is about 35 minutes.
You’ll know the bacon-wrapped smokies are done when the bacon becomes crispy. The brown sugar creates the most divine caramelized crust on the bacon that is absolutely irresistible!
Can you make bacon wrapped smokies ahead of time?
Yes! These smokies are even more delicious after the brown sugar glaze sits for awhile.
- To freeze: Cover the smokies and freeze them unbaked until you’re ready to bake them. Add an additional 5-7 minutes to the baking time to ensure that they’re warmed through.
- To refrigerate: Cover the smokies and refrigerate them unbaked for up to 3 days. Then, follow the cooking steps, serve, and enjoy!
- To reheat after cooked: Pop the brown sugar bacon-wrapped smokies in the oven. Then heat for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees F.
- Cooked bacon wrapped smokies will stay good for 3 days in the refrigerator when stored in an airtight container.
More delicious bacon appetizers!
- Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
- Bacon Wrapped Figs
- Brown Sugar, Brie & Bacon Crescent Rolls
- Sriracha Bacon Ranch Cheeseball
- Bacon Jalapeno Deviled Eggs
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Tools used to make this Bacon Wrapped Smokies recipe
Chef’s Knife: A good quality chef’s knife is the best tool for cutting bacon. This knife is made with the best materials and is sharp enough to slice through the toughest foods.
Baking Dish: This baking dish is a staple in my kitchen! It’s perfect for cooking appetizers and casseroles, roasting meats, and making delicious desserts.
*This post originally published on 10/01/2012.
- 1 pound bacon
- 14 ounces Lit'l Smokies
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Cut the bacon into thirds. Wrap one bacon piece around each smokie.
- Place all the wrapped smokies in a single layer in a baking dish.
- Melt the stick of butter and add 1 cup of brown sugar. Stir until mixed well.
- Pour the butter and brown sugar mixture on the smokies.
- Sprinkle the remaining cup of brown sugar evenly over the smokies.
- Bake for about 20 minutes.
- Turn the heat up to 400 degrees F for about 15-25 minutes or until the bacon becomes crispy. (see notes)
I double stacked them on tooth picks and put them back in the oven for an addition 5 minutes, then flipped them and put back in the oven for 4 more minutes to make sure the bacon was nice and crispy. Turned out perfect!
Roxanne Stair says
Bacon wrapped Smokies are the best ever. Easy to make. Family requested them again because they were so very good.