Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies

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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.

Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies

 

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.

Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies

 

  • 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.

Little Smokies Wrapped in Bacon with brown sugar

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Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies

Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: little smokies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
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.

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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies

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