Brown Sugar Bacon-Wrapped Smokies are the perfect sweet and savory snack. With all the buttery brown sugar goodness, this dish will be the star of your party. You can thank me later.
If you prefer milk chocolate, you can also substitute milk chocolate chips for semi-sweet chocolate chips.
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Key to Success #1 – Pick a Pan, Not Any Pan
While you’re cooking the smokies, the juices will start bubbling in the pan so you want to make sure there is enough room to expand without overflowing
Key to Success #2 – Use Quality Bacon
For these Bacon-Wrapped Smokies, you’ll want to use a high-quality bacon.
I’m a big fan of Wright Brand bacon. It’s thicker-cut bacon and has really great flavor. I chose the hickory smoked bacon for my Brown Sugar Bacon-wrapped Smokies and they were delicious.
Start by cutting your bacon into thirds. You want enough bacon to fully wrap around the Lit’l Smokies, but not so much that you’ll have a bunch of excess hanging over the side.
Wrap a bacon piece around each Lit’l Smokie sausage then secure it with a toothpick. Make sure you stick the toothpicks in there good so that the bacon doesn’t come loose. No loose bacon, please.
Key to Success #3 – Butter Sugar It Up
Combine your melted butter and brown sugar in a small bowl. You can use a pastry brush to gently brush the butter sugar mixture onto the Bacon-Wrapped Sausages, but I just spoon a little over the top of each one.
Remember how I said the juices will bubble up in the pan? When this happens, the sausages will get nice and happy in all the sweet buttery goodness.
Key to Success #4 – Crispy Up The Bacon
After the Brown Sugar Bacon-Wrapped Smokies are baked, I like to turn on the broiler in my oven for a few minutes to really crisp up the bacon. You have to be really careful and watch them closely so that the sugar doesn’t burn.
It’ll only take about 3-5 minutes under the broiler before your appetizers are done. I hope you made enough because these will definitely not last long at your party.
Please give this recipe and try and let us know what you think in the comments. I hope you’ll love it as much as we do.
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- 1 pkg (12 oz) Hillshire Farms Beef Lit’l Smokies Smoked Sausages
- 1 pkg (1.5 lb) Wright Brand Hickory Smoked Bacon
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cut bacon into thirds. Wrap each Lit’l Smokie with a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place into bacon-wrapped smokies in a single layer in glass or metal baking pan.
- In small bowl, combine melted butter and brown sugar. Spoon over each bacon-wrapped sausage in the baking pan.
- Bake 20 minutes. Turn oven to broil and broil 3-5 minutes until bacon crisps up.
When broiling, watch carefully so that the sugar doesn't burn.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g