Bacon-Wrapped Smokies – Anything wrapped in bacon is usually a winner. 🤗 We’re super fond of bacon-wrapped water chestnuts caramelized in a sweet little homemade brown sugar barbecue sauce. We make them at almost every holiday, but I was looking for something a tad easier–not that those aren’t really easy. I guess I just didn’t feel like whipping up the sauce along with everything else I was cooking last Christmas dinner. Middle son, Zac, suggested something like this and they sounded extremely yummy, quick, and simple. And they are!
- 1-2 pkgs. Eckrich Li’l Smokies (or your favorite)
- 1-2 lbs. sliced bacon (your favorite)
- 1/2 lb. light brown sugar
Preheat oven to 425°F. Line 1 or 2 jellyroll pans with aluminum foil for easier clean up. Spray lightly with oil to prevent bacon from sticking.
Cut entire rectangle of bacon into thirds. Roll one smoky in each piece of bacon, turn seam side down, and secure with toothpick.
Fill the pan with however many you want then sprinkle with a brown sugar. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until the bacon is cooked through and crispy. Oven temperatures vary so check early to prevent burned bacon.
Bacon-Wrapped Cream Cheese Jalapeño Poppers are another family favorite. The guys makes these and bring them to every family gathering and probably make them at their own homes just because they love them so much. 😋
Happy eating! 😊