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Candied Bacon Wrapped Smokies

These Candied Bacon Wrapped Smokies should come with a warning. Addictive, super delicious and easy to make, smoky sausages are wrapped in bacon and topped with a brown sugar glaze that bakes into a glazed candy-like finish. It's an appetizer that's sure to be the hit of any New year's Eve party or Bowl game.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keywords appetizer, bacon, easy recipe, recipe, sausage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 27 pieces
Calories 101 kcal
Author Linda Warren


  • 1 package lil' smokies about 27
  • 9 slices bacon cut in thirds
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar + extra for topping
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 27 toothpicks


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with a silicone mat or aluminum foil. (Don't skip this step)
  2. Wrap each lil smokie in a piece of bacon.
  3. Secure it together with a toothpick.
  4. Continue until all lil smokies have been used.
  5. Place on prepared cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  6. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, ketchup and cayenne pepper. Adjust cayenne to your desired amount of heat.
  7. Remove lil smokies from oven and spoon sauce over each one. Make sure to use all of the sauce.
  8. Sprinkle each smoky wrap with extra brown sugar.
  9. Return to oven and bake an additional 40 minutes or until bacon is crisp and brown sugar has caramelized.
Nutrition Facts
Candied Bacon Wrapped Smokies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 260mg11%
Potassium 62mg2%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.