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Candied Bacon Wrapped Smokies

Sweet, Spicy and Smokey! What’s NOT to LOVE! ! Make them ahead and they even freeze well! Candied Bacon Wrapped Smokies anyone? 

a photo of the completed Candied Bacon Wrapped Smokies

Candied Bacon Wrapped Smokies

Why This Bacon Wrapped Smoky Recipe Works…

  • The brown sugar, cayenne, smoky bacon and vinegar are the perfect balance of tastes
  • This is EASY! Everyone will think you are a cooking super star! 
  • You can MAKE THIS AHEAD and FREEZE for Later!

Here’s How This Bacon Wrapped Smoky is Done…

STEP 1. 

Gather your ingredients and cut the bacon into thirds (see photo).

A photo of the ingredients for Candied Bacon Wrapped Smokies

Cut the bacon up, line your sheet pan and get your little smokies ready!

 

STEP 2. 

Wrap the bacon piece around the smoky

 

A photo of how to wrap the smokies for Candied Bacon Wrapped Smokies

Wrap the little smokies up in a bacon blanket

STEP 3. 

Place the bacon wrapped smokies on the prepared baking pan. You might want to check this out about saving bacon grease

A photo of the bacon wrapped smokies on the baking sheet

Line them up like little soldiers

 STEP 4. 

Mix up the sauce! Pour it on! Then Bake! 

A photo of the toppings

Mix up your topping ingredients

STEP 5.

Enjoy!!! One is NEVER enough! 

A photo of the smokies with topping

Pour over the top and then bake! Let your tummy growl while they are baking!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) For Bacon Wrapped Smokies

CAN YOU MAKE CANDIED BACON WRAPPED SMOKIES AHEAD?

  • The wonderful answer is that YES! You can make these little wonderful bacon wrapped smokies ahead!
  • They are just as delicious cooled off and room temp as they are hot out of the oven.
  • You can make these a day or two before you plan to serve.

HOW TO REHEAT CANDIED BACON WRAPPED SMOKIES

To reheat these smokies,

  1. simply heat the oven to 325,
  2. place your smokies on a piece of parchment paper on a rimmed baking sheet and
  3. reheat for 20 minutes.

CAN BACON WRAPPED SMOKIES BE FROZEN?

In the unlikely event that you have leftover bacon wrapped smokies, then yes, they can be frozen.

You can…

  1. Place them into a freezer bag, remove as much air as possible and freeze.
  2. Place them on a baking sheet, place them in the freezer uncovered just until they freeze (about an hour) then place them in a freezer bag, remove the air and place back in the freezer. This keep them from sticking together and you will be able to pull just a few out to reheat for a quick treat.

If you want to use the entire frozen batch at once,you will want to thaw them to in the fridge and then reheat following the above instructions.

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR BACON WRAPPED SMOKIES

  • It is absolutely imperative that you completely line your rimmed baking dish with aluminum foil. These little smokies are VERY STICKY and I’m not sure that the sticky would EVER come off if it got into the corners of your pan.
  • You will absolutely want to serve these smokies with a toothpick OR offer forks to your guests because these little boogers are STICKY and no one wants to go around with sticky fingers.
  • If you are serving these smokies as an appetizer, you might want to consider also serving other appetizers as well. A light or vinegary appetizer would go well with these. I would suggest olives, pickles or something like that.
  • These work really good with Hot Cheesy Bacon Party DipSalted Chocolate Bark, and Hot Wing Popcorn if you are looking for fun party snacks!

PRO TIP: Any type of bacon will work for this recipe, but flavored bacon’s add a special zip. Try maple or applewood smoked for a wonderful taste. 

PRO TIP:  For a fun  taste, add a small piece of pineapple on the toothpick above the smokie. Oh goodness! 

 

A photo of the completed smokies on a plate with a toothpick

When they are out of the oven, let them cool just a little!

If You Enjoyed This Recipe, You Might Also Enjoy Other Bacon Recipes….

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Rosemary Bacon Pork Loin

How To Save Bacon Grease

How to Cook Bacon in the Oven on a Rack

Maple Bacon Andouille Bites

Bacon Party Dip

Mouth Party Bacon

Be sure to Check Out our Appetizer Section too! 

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A photo of the completed smokies on a plate with a toothpick

Candied Bacon Wrapped Smokies

The perfect party dish or even late night snack! 
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon Wrapped Smokies, Smokies Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 575kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

  • 1 lb bacon cut into thirds
  • 1 lb little smokies
  • 8 Tbs butter one stick
  • 2 Cups brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tbs cider vinegar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375
  • Completely wrap the surface of a rimmed half sheet baking pan with aluminum foil.
  • Wrap each little smokie with a ⅓ piece of bacon and place with the seam side down on the baking sheet.
  • In a medium sized saucepan (or in the microwave in microwave safe dish), melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Add the brown sugar, cayenne and cider vinegar to the melted butter and stir well, continue to heat over medium heat until the brown sugar is completely melted.
  • Pour the butter and brown sugar mixture evenly over the smokies.
  • Place the baking sheet into the oven on the center rack. Bake for 15-20 minutes until heated through. Turn the heat up to broil and give the smokies a few more minutes (don’t leave the oven and keep peeking in there to see what’s happening). They are ready when the bacon starts to crisp. (about 5 minutes).

Notes

  • It is absolutely imperative that you completely line your rimmed baking dish with aluminum foil.  These little smokies are VERY STICKY and I’m not sure that the sticky would EVER come off if it got into the corners of your pan.
  • You will absolutely want to serve these smokies with a toothpick OR offer forks to your guests because these little boogers are STICKY and no one wants to go around with sticky fingers.
  • If you are serving these smokies as an appetizer, you might want to consider also serving other appetizers as well.  A light or vinegary appetizer would go well with these. I would suggest olives, pickles or something like that.
  • These work really good with Hot Cheesy Bacon Party DipSalted Chocolate Bark, and Hot Wing Popcorn if you are looking for fun party snacks!
PRO TIP: Any type of bacon will work for this recipe, but flavored bacon's add a special zip. Try maple or applewood smoked for a wonderful taste. 
PRO TIP:  For a fun  taste, add a small piece of pineapple on the toothpick above the smokie. Oh goodness! 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Candied Bacon Wrapped Smokies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 575 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 857mg36%
Potassium 230mg7%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 43g48%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 375IU8%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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***This post first appeared on the pages of Loaves and Dishes on August 31, 2018 and has been updated with step by step instructions, why this recipe works, updated instructions, video and nutrition information***

A VERSE TO SHARE

This week, while looking for other information, I fell upon Matthew 15.  If you have ever wondered about the humanity of Jesus, then you should absolutely read Matthew 15.

The pharisees call Jesus out and ask him why his disciples are breaking the tradition by not washing their hands before they eat. It’s a practice we certainly encourage today. It seems a little humorous to me that THIS is the point that the old pharisees want to argue….

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ CONTINUE READING THIS VERSE TO SHARE PLEASE CLICK HERE. 

Matthew 15:18-20

But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart,and this defiles a person. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery,sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.  These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone.

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