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Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon-Wrapped Little Smokies | Mouthwatering, and incredibly simple to make, these little smokies are loaded with sweet, savory and spicy flavors!  Perfect for game day, tailgating, a party, or a fun night at home! | https://www.thechunkychef.com | #party #appetizer #gameday #lilsmokies #bacon
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Bacon-Wrapped Little Smokies

Classic cocktail smokies are wrapped in smoky bacon, coated with a spicy brown sugar rub, and baked until crispy and oh so addicting!  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer recipes, little smokies, party food recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 421kcal
Author: The Chunky Chef


  • 16 oz package of little smokies (or small cooked sausages) I use Hillshire Farm brand
  • 15 slices bacon, each cut into 3 smaller sections
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper more or less, according to your tastes
  • pinch of black pepper (optional)


  • Prepare a jelly roll pan (or large baking sheet with a rim), with a layer of aluminum foil, lightly coated with non-stick cooking spray.  Set aside.  Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  • Pat sausages dry with a paper towel and wrap each individual sausage with a piece of the cut bacon.  Secure with a toothpick.
  • Add brown sugar, cayenne and black pepper to a large resealable plastic bag.  Use a spoon to combine the sugar with seasonings.  Add several bacon wrapped sausages, seal bag and shake gently to coat.  Repeat with all remaining sausages.
  • Line sugar rubbed sausages on prepared baking sheet and bake 30 -35 minutes, until bacon is browned.  For some extra crispness, broil for a couple of minutes after baking.



For a bbq version, bake as directed, then baste with bbq sauce and broil on high until sausages are sticky, approximately 3-4 minutes.


Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 858mg | Potassium: 207mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg