Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Bacon Wrapped Brown Sugar Smokies

Whether you are heading out to a party to celebrate New Years or you're ringing in the New Year at home good food is necessary. There are numerous recipes for Bacon wrapped brown sugar smokies out there and for good reason. I have yet to meet anyone who didn't absolutely LOVE them. It's bacon, brown sugar, and little smokies. What's not to like?  I dream of these all year long but I try to save them for New Years because they aren't exactly health food.  Thankfully New Years Eve is NOT about health food.

Bacon Wrapped Brown Sugar Smokies

1 16 oz package Little Smokies
1 lb bacon
1 cup brown sugar

Preheat your oven to 350.  Cut your bacon into thirds (If you are using center cut bacon only cut it in half).   Place bacon in a single layer on a paper towel lined plate (you will probably need to use multiple plates).  Microwave each plate for one minute just to get the bacon started cooking.  You want the bacon to be partially cooked otherwise it will take forever  to cook in the oven, and even then you might end up with bacon that is less than crispy.

Wrap your precooked bacon around the little smokie and secure with a toothpick.  Alternately you can use skewers and line them up on the skewers like kebabs.  When you are finished wrapping the bacon, place the smokies, and the brown sugar into a gallon size Ziploc bag.  Close it up and shake the bag to make sure all the smokies have a good coating of brown sugar.  If you are using skewers, sprinkle them with brown sugar.

Bake until the bacon is crisp and the brown sugar is melted, about 20 minutes.  And if you forget about them in the oven like I did, don't worry.  They still taste fantastic over cooked! Pin It

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