Bacon wrapped little smokies are the perfect appetizer recipe and are always a hit. Each little smokie is wrapped in bacon, brushed with a delicious honey barbecue, brown sugar mixture, then baked until the bacon is crispy. So delicious and super easy to make.
When you think of easy appetizers, what comes to mind? If you’re like many of us, the first thing you think of is something that involves little smokies. Whether you’re making pigs in a blanket or some sort of sweet and spicy sauce-laden recipe in the slow cooker these little smokies are little wonders. One of my favorite ways to make these little guys is wrapping them up in bacon. Instead of pigs in a blanket, it’s pigs in another pig! I love serving them at parties, for movie nights, or as a fun afternoon snack.
Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies
These bacon wrapped smokies are an absolute delight for any pig lover. Delicious little smokies are wrapped up in bacon and coated in a sweet and spicy sauce of brown sugar, honey barbecue sauce, and red pepper flakes. Every bite is an explosion of sweet and heat, and of course, that delicious smoky flavor of the little smokies wrapped in bacon. They’re the perfect treat for almost any occasion because, hey, who doesn’t love bacon?
The Perfect Game Day Appetizer
It doesn’t get much better for game day than these bacon wrapped little beauties. They’re already coated in sauce, so there’s no need to worry about having a sauce on hand for dipping. Simply pick them up with a toothpick or fork and enjoy! They’re the perfect snack to nosh on while you watch your favorite team on the big screen. Accentuate the thrill of victory with a bite of these tasty little guys or make the agony of defeat a little less painful with that same bite.
You might not think it to look at this bacon wrapped little smokies, but you can actually change up this recipe quite a bit. There are small tweaks you can make to this recipe that can change up the flavor in a big way. These are all super easy, and they’re so much fun to try.
Bacon comes in all kinds of flavors from various smoke varieties to maple and more. Each of them adds its own unique twist to the recipe. Try all of your favorite.
Different Barbecue Sauce
Like bacon, you can find barbecue sauce in all kinds of flavors. Try your favorites in this recipe to see which ones you love the most.
More or Less Heat
You can add more heat to this recipe by throwing a jalapeno pepper into the barbecue sauce mixture while it cooks. Make a mild version by removing the red pepper flakes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Before you dive into this recipe, be sure to check out the questions below. These answer all the most common questions about little smokies and this bacon wrapped little smokies recipe.
Are Little Smokies Already Cooked?
Little smokies are cooked before packaging, so in many recipes, you only have to make sure they’re heated through. For example, in this recipe, you’re baking these little bites to cook the pieces of bacon, not the smokies.
Can Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies be Made Ahead of Time?
Absolutely! You can construct them the day before you’re ready to make them and then just pop them in the oven when you’re almost ready to serve them.
How to Keep Little Smokies Warm?
You can place them in a baking dish covered in foil and keep them in the oven at its lowest setting.
How to Store and Reheat Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies?
These will keep in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for about 4 days. For longer storage, you can freeze them in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag for about 3 months.
To reheat the smokies, place them in a covered baking dish and bake them at 350 for about 10 minutes to heat them through.
Ideas for Serving Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies
These delicious bacon wrapped little smokies are so good, you can go super simple and just serve them with a toothpick. Of course, sauce is always good, too. I recommend serving them alongside more barbecue sauce or even some ranch dressing.
Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies Ingredients
It only takes a handful of ingredients to make this recipe. You’ll find them all easily at your local grocery store.
- Little Smokies
- Bacon slices, cut into thirds
- Honey bbq sauce
- Light brown sugar
- Red pepper flakes
How to Make Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies
Making these delicious appetizers is just as easy as gathering up the ingredients for them. It only takes a few minutes to put them together, and then you just bake them up. That’s it!
Step 1: Prep and Wrap the Little Smokies
Preheat the oven to 350°. Cut each slice of bacon into thirds and wrap each little smoke with a small bacon slice. Place the wrapped smokies on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil in a single layer and set aside.
Step 2: Make the Sauce
In a small saucepan, combine the barbecue sauce, brown sugar, and red pepper flakes. Then, cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
Step 3: Bake
Brush the sauce over the bacon wrapped little smokies on both sides and bae for 40 – 45 minutes or until the bacon is done. Serve and enjoy!
Try These Delicious Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies Today
These bacon wrapped little smokies are the perfect game day or potluck snack for everyone. Guests will love the flavor, and you’ll love how easy they are to make. A combination like that just can’t be beat. Give this easy recipe a try, and I know you’ll find that they become a heavy favorite among your game day and party recipes.
More Game Day Recipe Ideas
Little Smokie Corn Dogs – These lit’l smokies are covered in a delicious batter and fried until golden brown. Definitely a tasty appetizer recipe everyone will love.
BBQ Bacon Wrapped Kielbasa – This BBQ kielbasa recipe wraps pieces of kielbasa in bacon, then they are grilled and coated with barbecue sauce. So easy and delicious.
Crock Pot Little Smokies – One of the easiest appetizer is this smokies recipe. Just pop them in the crock pot, add sweet chili sauce and concord grape jelly. That is it! Super easy, super delicious.
And, here are some delicious Jalapeno Popper Pigs in a Blanket from Deliciously Seasoned that you might enjoy too!
Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies
These easy and delicious, bacon wrapped little smokies are the perfect easy appetizer recipe. Always a favorite at any gathering, party, game day celebration, these little smokies are first to go.
- 14 ounces Little Smokies
- 12 bacon slices cut into thirds
- ½ cup honey barbecue sauce
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
Preheat the oven to 350°.
Cut each slice of bacon into thirds and wrap each lil’ smokie with a small bacon slice.
Place wrapped smokies on a baking sheet and set aside.
In a small saucepan, add barbecue sauce, brown sugar, and red pepper flakes.
Over low-medium heat, cook the mixture, stirring frequently, until ingredients are well incorporated.
Brush sauce over bacon wrapped smokies on both sides and place in the oven.
Bake for 40-45 minutes or until bacon is crispy.
Calories: 370kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 10gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 915mgPotassium: 213mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 89IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
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