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Brown Sugar Bacon-Wrapped Smokies

Get ready for an explosion of flavor in your kitchen! Create a delicious and simple-to-make appetizer with our Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Smokies. The sweetness of the brown sugar, combined with the saltiness of the bacon and the savory flavor of the lil smokies, creates a unique and irresistible combination. Serve this tasty treat with a side of melted butter and get ready to wow your guests.

Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Smokies

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Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Smokies Ready to Bake

Key to Success #1 – Pick a Pan, Not Any Pan

For these Brown Sugar Bacon-Wrapped Smokies, you’re going to want a 9X13-inch baking dish.

Or a baking pan with a lip so that the melted butter and sugar don’t drip into your oven.

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

Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Smokies

Key to Success #2 – Use Quality Bacon

For these Bacon-Wrapped Smokies, you’ll want to use high-quality bacon.

I’m a big fan of Wright Brand bacon. It’s thicker-cut bacon and has a 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 well so that the bacon doesn’t come loose.

No loose bacon, please.

Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Smokies

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.

Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Smokies

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.

Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Smokies

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Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Smokies

Brown Sugar Bacon-Wrapped Smokies

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Satisfy your cravings with this sweet and savory bacon-wrapped smokies snack. Tender little smokies are marinated in a delicious brown sugar and butter mixture, and then wrapped with crispy bacon for the ultimate indulgence. Enjoy these flavorful and comforting smokies at your next party or celebration - they are sure to impress your guests!


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. 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. 
  3. In small bowl, combine melted butter and brown sugar. Spoon over each bacon-wrapped sausage in the baking pan.
  4. 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

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