Bacon Wrapped Smokies are the perfect Appetizer for your Holiday Party! The sweet and salty brown sugar coated snack will fly off of the serving tray in record time!
If you’re looking for another traditional appetizer idea that only requires 3 ingredients and a few minutes of time, bacon-wrapped smokies are a big hit! While they do require a little more prep to wrap every smokie, they can be made in advance, so there’s no need to stress.
Bacon-wrapped smokie recipes are pretty popular and can be adjusted to fit any particular flavor that you’re looking for. Adding pineapple, barbecue sauce, spices, or even crescent rolls can change this simple dish into something completely different! It’s impressive how they can go from super simple to super unique with just a single ingredient added to the mix.
For today’s recipe though, we’re keeping it as simple as it gets. By learning this simple smokies recipe, you can adjust it to your flavor profiles as you become more comfortable with it, or you can leave it nice and plain so that it doesn’t distract from all of the other amazing dishes you’ll be serving with it!
What’s in these bacon wrapped smokies?
- Little smokies
- Brown sugar
Yes, that’s it! I told you it was simple! Don’t forget, you can find the exact measurements and steps in the recipe card below!
How to make these bacon wrapped little smokies
Preheat the oven to 415 and line a cookie sheet with foil and set it aside. (Trust me, this makes clean-up so much easier!) Using kitchen shears, cut the package of bacon into 3 equal-sized parts, lengthwise. Wrap each little sausage with a piece of bacon and secure it in place with a toothpick. Arrange on your prepared cooking sheet.
Once all of the smokies have been wrapped, pour the brown sugar into a bowl and individually toss each wrapped sausage in the brown sugar and then return it to the pan. Sprinkling the brown sugar directly onto the smokies instead of tossing them will result in too much brown sugar and the brown sugar will then burn to the pan.
Repeat with the remaining smokies and then bake for 15 minutes. Optionally, remove from the oven, turn your oven to broil and broil our smokies for 3-5 minutes until the bacon is crispy. I like crispy bacon. 🙂
Can you make bacon-wrapped smokies ahead of time?
Absolutely! These little smokies can be made ahead of time and placed in the oven before serving. It’s such a convenient appetizer in that it lets you spend more time with guests and family during the party and less time in the kitchen cooking.
Can I freeze Little Smokies?
Preparing them in advance and putting them in the freezer is a handy way to get prep done long in advance. Simply cook them from frozen or let them thaw overnight in the fridge before baking. You may have to toss in brown sugar again if you thaw them in the fridge prior to baking.
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Looking for more Appetizer Ideas??
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Bacon Wrapped Smokies
- 1 16 oz pgk bacon
- 1 12 oz pkg little smokies
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- Prepare a cookie sheet by lining it with foil. Set aside. Preheat oven to 415.
- Using kitchen shears, cut the package of bacon into three equal parts, lengthwise.
- Wrap each individual little smoke with a piece of bacon. Secure with a toothpick. Arrange on the prepared cookie sheet.
- Once all of the smokies have been wrapped, pour the brow sugar into a bowl and individually toss each wrapped smokie into the brown sugar, then return it to the pan.
- Repeat with remaining little smokies.
- Bake at 415° for 15 minutes.
- Optional step: Remove from oven and turn the oven on to broil.
Transfer the smokies to a clean cookie sheet and broil for 3-5 minutes until the bacon is crispy.
This is our go-to appetizer for get togethers. Everybody loves them. We also get a ton of compliments on your Crack Chicken Bombs! Thanks for the awesome recipes, Karli!