February 10, 2015

Bacon & Brown Sugar Smokies Recipe

One of the little snacks that we enjoyed over Christmas was an appetizer that Matt's aunt put together from a recipe she found online at All Recipes. All Recipes is a great site where users can submit recipes and it is one of my go-to's when I'm not sure what to make for a gathering or dinner or a sweet craving. I've never found a bad recipe and this certainly did not disappoint.  

And so a few weeks ago, Matt's coworkers decided to have a potluck lunch and his contribution of choice were these delicious little bacon covered smokies. Normally, when it comes to creating things in the kitchen, I'm the head chef. I'm not sure how this came to be because as we know, I've had my fair share of kitchen blunders (and if you're new to the site and not sure what I'm talking about, go back and read my first post about my chicken disaster). This time, however, Matt took it upon himself to make this tasty little snack for his peers (and us - we tested a few). And it's so easy and wonderful, you'll want to make these for your next shindig, I guarantee it.

What You Need

1 lb bacon
1 pkg. little smokie sausages
1 cup brown sugar

What You Do

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Cut bacon into thirds and wrap a strip around each smokie. Skewer with a toothpick.

3. Place bacon wrapped smokies on a cookie sheet.

4. Sprinkle with brown sugar.

5. Bake until the bacon is crispy (or your preferred consistency) and the brown sugar has totally melted (about 20 minutes).

6. Let stand a minute or so and serve.

The hardest part about this recipe is not shoveling the cooked smokies in your mouth as soon as they come out of the oven, ultimately burning your tongue, leaving your taste buds scorched and unable to tell the difference between any other food you eat for the next two days. The next hardest thing is not eating them all (which is why there are no pictures of them finished. I forgot to take one and then they were gone). 

Matt brought these to work and they were gone within 30 minutes. His coworker mentioned cooking them in the crock pot, which I had suggested as well, but I imagine the bacon does not crisp up quite as much as it does in the oven. No matter which way you do it, you're going to love them. Enjoy!


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