3 Ingredient Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Smokies Recipe is the perfect quick and easy appetizer recipe! Great for football parties, holiday parties, or a family snack.
Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Smokies Recipe
I was talking with my sister-in-law right before Christmas and she was telling me she was pulling out her 3rd dish of bacon wrapped smokies with brown sugar.
I honestly had to ask her to send me a picture because I wasn't sure what she was talking about. As soon as I saw the photos and heard how she makes them I knew I had to try making them.
My first batch honestly did not look quite like hers did so I sent her photos and she called me and told me I didn't roll the bacon wrapped little smokies in the LOVE!
UHM....what? She told me that you have to roll them in the brown sugar so they are fully coated in the sugar love. I had sprinkled brown sugar over the top and it didn't turn out the way hers did so I proceeded to make multiple batched until I got them just right.
My husband has been enjoying quite a few bacon-wrapped little smokies with brown sugar. Thankfully he even enjoyed the ones that hadn't been rolled in the love but I knew they didn't look quite right.
My sister-in-law makes these every time she needs her teenage boys to help her with a house project. LOL! She said it is an annual tradition to make them before decorating the Christmas tree which I thought was amazing.
They are now going to be one of our go-to game-day favorite appetizers. While they take a few minutes to prepare they are so worth it. I mean how can you go wrong with little smokies wrapped in bacon and dredged in a cup of brown sugar.
- Little Smokies
- Brown Sugar
Optional - Drizzle with hot honey, add in ground chipotle or ancho chili pepper or cayenne pepper for a bit of spice in the brown sugar mixture. Serve with a side of bbq sauce if you love it.
These can be served with a side of barbecue sauce if you want to dip them.
How to make Bacon wrapped little smokies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a casserole dish with aluminum foil set to the side near you. You want the baking sheet fully covered for easy clean up.
Step 1 - Cut bacon in half or thirds depending on how thick you want the bacon. Wrap a single lil smokies in each a piece of bacon. Secure with a toothpick.
Step 2 - Roll the bacon wrapped little smokies in the brown sugar so they are evenly coated.
Step 3 - Line the bacon wrapped smokies with brown sugar in your 9x13 casserole dish. They should perfectly fit in rows.
Check 30 minutes after putting them in the oven to make sure they look good.
Step 4- Serve little smokies with bacon immediately or place the in a slow cooker to keep warm.
Try to get really good bacon. The better the bacon the more it seems to crisp around the little smokies and taste amazing.
Cooking time will vary depending on how thick the bacon is. It is done when the bacon is crispy.
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Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies
- 14 oz Little Smokies
- 16 oz bacon
- 1 cup brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Line a 9x13 baking dish with aluminum foil and set near you.
- Cut bacon in ½ or ⅓ depending on how many little smokies you have.
- Wrap bacon around smokies and secure with a toothpick. Coat with brown sugar and place in baking dish.
- Bake for 30 minutes until bacon is crisp. Cooking time may take longer for thick bacon.