Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies- only 4 ingredients needed to make this easy appetizer. Little smokies are wrapped in bacon coated with brown sugar and cayenne pepper for a sweet, salty, and spicy party food.
These little pieces of pork heaven are perfect for so many occasions: Christmas parties, tailgating, cookouts, potlucks, you name it! They taste like meat candy and will disappear in a hurry.
Tips for making Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies:
- For extra sweetness, sprinkle on a little extra brown sugar before baking.
- Use thin-cut bacon, not thick-cut.
- If bacon is not getting crispy, broil it for a few minutes at the end.
- Use any flavor of bacon you like, but I think maple-flavored is the best for this recipe.
- Be sure to line your baking sheet with either aluminum foil or parchment paper. Or better yet, use disposable foil sheet pans. The brown sugar and bacon grease will make a really sticky mess that is hard to clean up.
- Can be prepared the night before and popped in the oven a half hour before you want to serve them.
- You can also make them a short while ahead of time and keep them warm in a crock pot. Just pour any juices on the baking pan into the crock pot and add either a little maple syrup or a little more browm sugar. Cover the crock pot and turn to warm or low.
- To increase the spice level, double the amount of cayenne pepper.
More Easy Game Day Recipes:
- Crock Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip
- Crock Pot Sweet and Spicy Sticky Wings
- Jalapeno Popper Pigs in a Blanket
- Crock Pot Little Smokies
Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 pound bacon, each slice cut into thirds
- 1 (14-ounce) package little smokies
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Or you can use a disposable foil sheet pan.
- Mix together brown sugar and cayenne pepper on a plate.
- Wrap a piece of bacon around each little smoky and secure with a toothpick. Roll in the brown sugar mixture. Place on prepared baking sheet.For extra sweetness, sprinkle some extra brown sugar on top of each one.
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
- If bacon does not get crisp enough, turn the broiler on for a few minutes.