i should be mopping the floor: Brown Sugar Bacon Smokies

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Brown Sugar Bacon Smokies

These easy appetizers are perfect for a New Year's Eve party...
or even for New Year's Day brunch.

I feel like this dish was a pioneer in the whole sweet/salty phenomenon. I first had it about ten years ago at a friend's house and was hooked. I remember going home and Googling it with no luck...we're talking pre-Pinterest days, people. Dark ages.

So I called the hostess and {ever so painstakingly} wrote down the recipe. Yep. Pen to paper. Weird, huh?

Amazingly, I still have that same piece of paper {ten years of greasy bacon stains and all}. I still work from it when I make this...although I don't know why. It is only three ingredients.


But there's something about this combination of sweet and salty. And the brown sugar gives it a really fun texture. 


You'll Need>>>
1 package mini “smokies” sausages
1 regular size package bacon
1 cup light brown sugar, packed


Cut bacon into thirds {easiest to do when still “stuck” together}. Wrap each sausage with a piece of cut bacon, securing with toothpick. Sprinkle with brown sugar.
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Serve hot out of the oven...although they're still yummy when just warm!


Seriously. Texture-riffic.



Click on the image below to download a printable recipe card:












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7 comments:

  1. This looks awesome and I can't wait to try it! However, the link to print the recipe card doesn't work.

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    1. Thanks, Dawn! I relinked it...but I think it may have been okay, it looks like it was downloaded a few times already. It requires two clicks...one to open the site that holds my downloads and another on the arrow that says "download". I hope it works for you. Let me know if it doesn't! Have a great new year!

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    2. Thanks! When I tried it before I got an error message saying, "Google doesn't recognize ..." or something like that. This time it worked fine!

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  2. Oh my YUM, Kristi! I love me some little smokies and just used them yesterday to make a totally different appetizer {and bacon? I die.} These look deeeeelicious. Pinning now and will absolutely be making these with the rest of my little smokies pack!

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  3. oh my gosh! these look so good!! what a great appetizer idea!!

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  4. Is there a dip or recipe for a dip that you could recommend to go with these?

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    1. Hi Regina-- I truly think they are better without one. The brown sugar forms a gooey exterior on these, almost like a coating. I'm not sure dipping would truly do anything, but that's just my own opinion.

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