5 Days of Holiday Appetizers – Bacon Wrapped Smokies

The holidays are here. With them come parties and gatherings with friends and family.

I don’t know about you, but I prefer a spread of appetizers, small bits, finger food to a multi-course sit-down dinner. Save the sit-downs for an intimate dinner for 2 or party of 4.

Two years ago I brought you some of my favorite cookie recipes in Five Days of Christmas Cookies. This year I bring you Five Days of Holdiay Appetizers.

So, to kick-off the week, we start with a super easy, delectable treat – bacon wrapped mini hot dogs with an extra treat – brown sugar. (Diet starts next year.)

These tasty little morsels couldn’t be easier – no measuring or stirring required.

How are they made?

  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Cut 1 slice of bacon into 3 pieces.
  • Wrap 1 smokie in 1 bacon piece
  • Roll in brown sugar to coat
  • Place on the rack of a cookie sheet
  • Refrigerate for 1-2 hours
  • Bake at 350 degrees F 40-50 minutes


  • A one pound package of bacon will wrap one 14-ounce package little smokies.
  • Use about one cup brown sugar to coat wrapped smokies.
  • It isn’t necessary to secure the wrapped bacon with a toothpick, the bacon seals itself.\
  • For an added kick, mix some cayenne pepper with the brown sugar (optional).
  • Serve with ketchup or barbeque sauce if you wish.

We have a party to attend this coming weekend. Do you think these would be a hit with friends?

Tomorrow I will have another treat for you, something a little easier on the waistline/ Stay tuned.

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