Bacon wrapped Lil Smokies

Bacon Wrapped SmokiesThese Bacon wrapped Lil Smokies are to DIE for good! They are a guaranteed hit for parties! You will NOT be disappointed. If you want to even kick them up a notch– try smoking them in a smoker! Click HERE to see a tutorial on how to make them.  We just had these last weekend and they were devoured in no time at all. They are ALWAYS a favorite any time I bring them to a football party and everyone is always begging me for the recipe… they are so easy to make and everyone will just love them! They are meaty, sweet, and savory… and OH so good!

Bacon-wrapped Lil’ Smokies

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  • 1 lb. sliced "center cut" bacon, cut in half
  • (center cut bacon is less fatty and you won't have to secure it with a toothpick)
  • 1 (14oz.) package Lil' Smokies
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • maple syrup to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wrap each Lil' Smokie with a piece of bacon. If you are using regular bacon instead of the center-cut bacon, you may have to secure it with a toothpick.
  • Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray (to prevent sticking).
  • Place the wrapped Smokies on the lined cookie sheet and sprinkle generously with the brown sugar.
  • Drizzle a little maple syrup over all the smokies once they are covered in brown sugar. Bake for about 40 minutes or until the sugar is bubbly and brown.
  • To serve, put all the wrapped smokies in a slow cooker on low and add a little more maple syrup. Stir well so each Smokie is coated with the sugary glaze.


  1. Kendra says:

    Great recipe. We made them for our New Years party and even my daughter ate them- she is such a picky eater and I think she had four or five.

  2. Beth says:

    This is an excellent recipe.

  3. Sean and Cara says:

    When I make these, I dredge the smokie AND the bacon in brown sugar, and then wrap! They are soooooo caramelly and delicious!!!

  4. JR Stephen says:

    HUGE hit at Super Bowl party!!!

  5. Sharon H. says:

    They sound delicious! I would like to make them for my daughter wedding reception, can I make them up ahead of time? If so, do you have any suggestions. Thanks!

    • Erica says:

      How far ahead of time are we thinking? If just an hour or so, you can cover them in foil and keep them warm in the oven on a low heat. 🙂

      • Sharon says:

        I did make these up for my other daughters graduation party. They were a big hit!

        I put them in a crock-pot adding maple syrup to the pot. The only problem I had was by the end of the party the few that were left burned slightly.

        I’m going to make another batch for work tomorrow, but this time I think I will add just a little liquid to the crock pot with the maple syrup. I’m thinking a little water, or some type of broth. What do you think?

  6. fran says:

    these things should be illeagle…

    also great without the bacon if time is short!

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