Bacon Wrapped Smokies
Bacon Wrapped Smokies are super easy appetizers that always disappear quickly at parties! Little smokies are wrapped in bacon, sprinkled with brown sugar (and cayenne if you want some spice), and baked to perfection in no time. Warning – they’re super addictive! Serve them at a Christmas party or game day and watch them go!
Bacon Wrapped Smokies
Bacon wrapped lil smokies are probably the best appetizer you’ll ever serve. Whether it’s a a holiday party, Superbowl Sunday or just a cocktail night with friends, these little smokies with bacon are always a real treat! They check all of the right boxes. They’re easy, quick, one bite, handheld, and wrapped in bacon. What’s not to love?
If I’m hosting a party, the very last thing I want to do is stress myself out in the kitchen over a crazy appetizer. I love easy recipes like this that I can just toss together! The little smokies are wrapped in small slices of bacon, topped with cinnamon and cayenne, stuck together with a toothpick then baked until crispy and delicious. It’s something you can assemble in no time before everyone arrives.
While this recipe does use a whole container of little smokies, that might not be enough if you have a larger group heading over! For bigger crowds, consider making a double or even triple batch of these bacon wrapped smokies. They’re seriously addictive and you don’t want to run out when the party has just begun! This is one of those treats you don’t even realize you’ve had a bunch of until you see the platter is empty.
How to Make Bacon Wrapped Smokies
Here’s a quick look at how to make this little smokies appetizer recipe. Scroll down to the recipe card to check out more details!
- Prepare. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Then, line a baking sheet with either parchment paper or a baking mat.
- Assemble the bacon and sausages. Slice the strips of bacon into thirds. Wrap each small piece of bacon around each little sausage, then secure it in place with a toothpick. Repeat this process until all of the little smokies are all wrapped in bacon and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
- Top them with sugar. If you’re using cayenne, combine it with the brown sugar. Sprinkle the brown sugar all over the bacon wrapped sausages.
- Bake. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy and the sugar is caramelized.
- Enjoy! Serve the bacon wrapped smokies while they’re still warm.
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- Bacon – Any kind of bacon works for this easy recipe! Just grab your favorite.
- Lil Smokies – These mini cocktail wieners are a favorite of mine. Check out my easy recipe for bourbon bbq Crockpot little smokies for another great recipe!
- Brown Sugar – It can be light or dark brown sugar, either one works. Feel free to make your own by combining 1 cup of white granulated sugar with 1 TBSP of molasses in a pinch.
- Cayenne Powder – This is entirely optional! I love the slight spicy kick that it adds. Sprinkle in more or less to control the amount of heat in this appetizer recipe.
Bacon wrapped little smokies are best served fresh! If you do happen to have leftovers you want to save, pop them in the fridge in an airtight container for 2-3 days. When it comes time to reheat, maintain their crisp consistency by using either the oven or air fryer.
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Get the Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Smokies Recipe
- 1 pound sliced bacon, cut into thirds
- 1 package lil smokies cocktail wieners
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
- 1 baking sheet
- Preheat the oven to 325˚F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat.
- Wrap a piece of bacon around one wiener and secure with a toothpick. Repeat with the remaining wieners and bacon. Arrange on the baking sheet.
- Whisk together the brown sugar and cayenne, if using.
- Evenly sprinkle the brown sugar over the wieners and transfer to the oven.
- Bake until the bacon is crispy and the sugar is caramelized, approximately 40 minutes.
- Serve immediately.