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Candied Bacon Wrapped Lil Smokies

Sweet, Salty, Delicious
Course Appetizer
Cuisine All-American
Keyword bacon, smokies, sweet
Author Lynn / Turnips 2 Tangerines


  • 12 to 13 strip bacon
  • 14 ounce package little smokies, cocktail links
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • barbecue sauce


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Set aside.
  • Cut bacon strips into thirds, wrap each Lil smokie with a 1/3 slice of bacon.
  • Push a toothpick through bacon and smokies near the overlap to hold the bacon in place.
  • In a resealable bag, add brown sugar and optional chili powder.
  • Add the bacon wrapped smokies.
  • Seal bag.
  • Shake bag gently to coat each bacon wrapped smokies.
  • Arrange them on the foil lined baking sheet, arrange so they are not touching each other.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until bacon is browned and crispy.
  • Serve with your favorite barbecue sauce.