Bacon Wrapped Smokies with Brown Sugar Recipe (Crack Weenies Recipe). These delicious appetizers are easy to make and will get rave reviews. Oven baked.
This appetizer is completely addictive. Hence the nickname. It has some other things going for it, too.
First, it’s easy. Very easy. You wrap some bacon around some little smokies, sprinkle on some brown sugar, and bake. It’s a little time consuming wrapping all that bacon, but it’s not hard. In fact, you could probably get the kids involved!
Second, people are going to rave about them. Warning: if you want to eat any of these, steal them before you put them out as an appetizer.
I made them for a cousin’s wedding, with my wonderful Grandma Jan’s help, (actually, it was her idea; I was skeptical about the idea, to be honest). We had two small crockpots on the serving table, and two on the side heating. We would switch them in and out to keep them at a good temperature. Even though the ones being re-heated weren’t on the serving table, people kept sneaking over to steal them!
If you’re making this for a party, you might also want to make some “Skinny Bell Pepper Nachos” to balance out this recipe! haha.
A couple of questions I’ve been asked about bacon wrapped smokies (aka: crack weenies):
Can you make bacon wrapped smokies ahead of time? Yes! I suggest getting the bacon wrapping done and sprinkle the brown sugar. Then store in fridge until ready to bake.
Can I reheat these? Yes! But they’re going to the quality just a teeny tiny bit. You can put them in a crockpot on warm and allow them to slowly heat up. This is what I recommend. Put a dash of water in the bottom of the crockpot.
Or you can line them up on a plate. And re-heat in microwave for 30-45 seconds on 75% power.
Bacon Wrapped Smokies (aka: Crack Weenies)
- Cut bacon into thirds. Pre-heat over to 400°.
- Wrap each sausage in one piece (1/3 a slice) of bacon. (Recommend only having a small bit of bacon out of fridge at a time; easiest to work with when cold). Stab with toothpick to hold bacon on sausage.
- Place on foil-lined jelly-roll pan. Place close together.
- After pan is filled, sprinkle brown sugar over sausages.
- Bake 20-25 minutes until bacon done. Serve immediately or place in crock-pot on warm.