Quick and Easy Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Smokies

Quick and Easy Bacon Wrapped Smokies are the perfect appetizer to make any time. You can put these together in a jiffy, crispy bacon, smokey sausage, and a sweet brown sugar topping makes for the perfect combination of flavor.
overhead view of bacon wrapped little smokies on a platter

Brown sugar bacon-wrapped Little Smokies are the perfect appetizer to make any time, but especially when you need snacks for a bunch of people. These bacon-wrapped weenies are the ultimate game day treat or a party hors d’oeuvre. The combination of smoky sausage and crispy bacon with a caramel brown sugar topping is hard to resist.

Where to Find Little Smokies

Little Smokies are small smoked sausages about 1.5 inches long. They come in a package of forty and can be found at Walmart, Target, and other grocery stores, or you can order them online.

Could you use hot dogs to make bacon-wrapped weenies? I suppose you could if you sliced the dogs into small pieces.

Can you make them ahead of time?

Yes, bacon-wrapped Little Smokies can be made in advance (up to 3 days) and then heated when you are ready to serve. You can refrigerate them after you wrap them – place them in a baking dish and cover. You can also freeze them unbaked and bake them in the oven when ready to use.

Cooking Tips for Cocktail Little Smokies

  • Foil – Make sure you line your baking dish with two layers of regular foil (or one layer of heavy-duty foil). When sugar caramelizes, it can be a giant pain to clean off a dish.
  • Sausage VarietyHillshire Farms Lit’ l Smokies is a very popular brand. There are several varieties to choose from apart from the original kind. Other brands include Kroger, Ekrich, and Cloverdale.
  • Bacon Variety – For this recipe, I like to use thin bacon because I know that the bacon will cook all of the way through.

Variations on Bacon-Wrapped Little Smokies

  • BBQ – Slather your bacon-wrapped smokies with your favorite BBQ sauce before coating them in the sugar.
  • Spicy – Add some cayenne and black pepper to the sugar. You could also use sriracha or a tangy BBQ sauce.
  • Pickled – Try wrapping a pickled jalapeno slice with the sausage – amazing!

Bacon-Wrapped Smokies are the perfect appetizer

You and your guests are certain to enjoy these sweet and smoky treats. They are so easy to make and so easy to eat!

Ingredients

Here’s what you need:

  • Little Smokies
  • Bacon, thin sliced recommended
  • Brown Sugar

brown sugar bacon wrapped little smokies ingredients

How to Make Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies with Brown Sugar

  1. Cut bacon slices in half.
  2. Wrap one piece of bacon around one little smokie.
  3. Roll the bacon wrapped smokie in brown sugar and place on a wire rack on a baking sheet.
  4. Repeat until the whole package of bacon wrapped little smokies are wrapped and rolled in brown sugar.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the bacon is done and browned.

brown sugar bacon wrapped little smokies on racks in a baking sheet

I like to make these for a cocktail party, for even for a Super Bowl party.

brown sugar bacon wrapped little smokies on a platter next to a kitchen towel

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overhead view of bacon wrapped little smokies on a platter

Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies

These brown sugar bacon wrapped little smokies go well at a party.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon wrapped little smokies, Little Smokie Recipes
Servings: 10
Calories: 320kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces bacon, cut in half
  • 16 ounces little smokies
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Wrap one piece of bacon around one little smokie. Roll the bacon wrapped smokie in brown sugar. Place on a wire rack on a baking sheet. Repeat until the whole package of bacon wrapped little smokies are wrapped and rolled in brown sugar. If you tuck the bacon end under the smokie, there is no need to pin with a toothpick. You can fasten with a toothpick if desired. Cook for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the bacon is done and browned.

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Nutrition

Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 691mg | Potassium: 160mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Myliesmom

    5 stars
    My recipe is so old, it calls for hot dogs cut into fourths. I also alternate with bacon wrapped pineapple chunks. I put mine in a baking dish and pour off grease when finished baking.

  2. Michele. ( Shell$

    I am very interested in making soups like Campbled Soup co.Also merical whip sandwich spread .Yoplay you Gary I wSnt to know what I am eating . Not a bunch of crazy names that I don’t know what they are and want the plain old fashion food my Gran Mother made. Staples as well as goofs . Hay, thank you for reading this long note.Sincerly. She’ll ( Michele)

  3. Craig

    Made these today for a party later tonight. Couldn’t help but sample at least 5 of them. Yum. Id strongly suggest some tin foil on the bottom to catch the sugar/grease droppings. Combined it turns into tar-like crust.
    One more thing, what is that sauce pictured with them?. TIA.

  4. Rena

    Hi,
    maybe you could support a “stupid” German: could you explain what a “little smoky” is? Cannot find this expression in my dictionnary.
    Thx in advance and a happy New Year – or, as we say in Germany “Prosit Neujahr” 🙂
    Rena

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