Spicy Sugar Bacon Smokies!! Crispy Bacon wrapped smokies are a bite sized treat that have a brown sugar coat that has a hint of spiciness! Perfect for game-day snacks or any casual cocktail party.
Spicy Sugar Bacon Smokies are a family favorite of many people in the midwest where I grew up. This recipe uses smokies that are so popular…. there were literally 15 recipes in an old Auxiliary cookbook that my Mom had. They are ideal for tailgating or game day snacks! I adapted one of the ones my Mom had submitted, made it a little bit spicier!
Ive teamed up with several of my blogging friends and we’ve put a list together of some of our favorite game day appetizers for. You are going to love them all but some of my favorite ones are Jessy from The Life Jolie‘s Chicken Swiss Dip, or if you want a change on ranch dip you could try Madison from A Joyful Mad Kitchens Jalepeno ranch dip.
The list at the bottom has so many great options,…. oh wait, I almost forgot another favorite… Jenny from Honey and Birch’s Potato Chip Nachos. I bet you have a hard time picking which ones to make too.
Points of interest on Spicy Sugar Bacon Smokies!
- Easy/Hard — they are easy to make, but they are a little bit time consuming. Wrapping each smokie takes a little extra time. But they are so worth it once you eat one!
- Time saving trick — Use long metal skewers when making these so its a quick flip instead of using toothpicks.
- Make ahead? Make these up to the point of placing them in the oven. You can pop them in about a half hour before you’re guests arrive. If you do want to make them ahead for a tailgating party. You can, just place them in a foil packet to put on the grill to warm them up.
The Spicy Sugar Bacon Smokies are as easy as 1-2 3. Wrap, Skewer, Sugar and Bake!
Spicy Sugar Bacon Smokies wrapped and sugared ready to pop into the oven.
Crispy Bacon wrapped smokies are a bite sized treat that have a brown sugar coat that has a hint of spiciness! Perfect for game-day snacks or any casual cocktail party.
- 28 ounces smokies
- 1 pound bacon (regular slices)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- BBQ sauce for dipping optional
Preheat oven to 350°
Take the bacon and cut each piece into 3 pieces.
Wrap each smoky in bacon, then place the wrapped smoky on a toothpick or skewer. As you are placing the smoky on the skewer/toothpick make sure to put the tip thru the edge of the bacon to secure it easily.
Leave 1" in-between if using a skewer. (I use a skewer for my smokies because its easy to flip them all at one time when in the oven.)
In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, cayenne and chili powder. Then using your hands coat all sides of bacon generously.
Place wire rack on top of a baking sheet. Then place the skewer(s) on top of the wire rack.
Bake for 30 minutes bacon and sugar will brown and caramelize. Then reduce oven to 300° and flip the skewer over. Bake for 20 mins or until the bacon is browned and crunchy.
Remove from skewers and serve immediately. Optionally, serve with BBQ sauce as a dipping sauce.
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