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Smoky Bacon Wraps Recipe

Smoky Bacon Wraps Recipe

These cute little sausage and bacon bites are finger-licking good. They have a sweet and salty taste that's fun for breakfast or as an appetizer. —Cara Flora, Kokomo, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:14 servings


  • 1 pound sliced bacon
  • 1 package (16 ounces) miniature smoked sausage links
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar


  • 1. Cut each bacon strip in half widthwise. Wrap one piece of bacon around each sausage.
  • 2. Place in a foil-lined 15-in. x 10 in. x 1-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 30-40 minutes or until bacon is crisp and sausage is heated through. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.

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hicksojs User ID: 8282837 264373
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2017

"Make this easy! Cut the bacon into thirds, wrap each with a sausage..BUT use a silpat on the bottom of your pan. If you don't have silpat, use foil. Only sprinkle brown sugar over the top of each one before you bake them. Just cook until you see the bacon has browned. If the bacon starts to brown too quickly on top, turn the heat down to 375. Enjoy!"

xxcskier User ID: 1136353 228919
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2015

"We LOVE these! I make these for many of our parties and gatherings through out the year. The only thing I do just a little different is to drizzle just a little bit of pure maple syrup over the top of the smokies at the very end of cooking and I keep them warm in a slow cooker on the warm setting."

ebramkamp User ID: 702841 219513
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2015

"I am giving this recipe a 5-star rating but with the noted changes I have made based on the previous reviews. First I added 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper to the brown sugar. This resulted in a sweet heat combination which everyone loved. Secondly I made two batches but on both I speared the sausages individually and they were placed on the pan without touching each other. I think this is important for baking purposes to ensure the bacon gets crisp. The first batch I made I prepped hours prior to baking-only used about 3/4 of the brown sugar mix and placed them on a baking sheet lined with layers of paper towels. I transferred these to a baking sheet lined with foil and sprayed with non stick cooking spray. I topped them off with the remainder of the brown sugar/cayenne pepper mixture. The second batch I prepped and baked right away-but I did spray the foil with non cooking spray first and again I kept a small amount of space between all the wrapped sausages. I also reduced the temp to 375 degrees and I only baked them for 30 minutes. After baking for the 30 minutes I put them under a very hot broiler for about 2 minutes which crisped up the bacon and the sausages were perfect. I made a dip using 1/4 cup each mayonnaise and chili garlic sauce, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/8 tsp black pepper. I made the dip hours ahead and stored in the refrigerator until almost serving time. Just prior to serving I added 1 T of freshly chopped chives. The Smoky bacon wraps were gone in minutes."

AZSINGER User ID: 512064 216184
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014

"I have made these for years. Always great. Get many compliments. but most of all they keep going back for more & want the recipe. My husband likes making them also."

JoAnnIZ User ID: 3541057 75257
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2014

"Put a little melted butter in the bottom of your pan which keeps it from sticking and burning"

CountryGirl72 User ID: 7814020 44142
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2014

"I just made these this evening for our monthly Ladys night at Church. I flowed everything right down to the letter. First of all the brown sugar wouldn't stick to the bacon when I sprinkled the 1/2 cup over it. And I'm sorry but these were just not that great. I wished now that I would have just served these like I normally do with bbq sauce or mustard. I won't be making these again."

parksville User ID: 1598935 34037
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2014 Edited Mar. 11, 2014

"VERY TASTY and easy - a crowd pleaser for sure! I cut the bacon into 3rds, as recommended. Set them in the fridge overnight w/ brown sugar, but it melted and when I baked them the next day, they started to burn on the bottom after 15 minutes. Obviously too much brown sugar! So I quickly put them onto a large foil lined cookie sheet (no more sugar) to ensure the bacon was cooked, baked for another three minutes and they were DONE. If you do these for 30 - 40 minutes they'll be burned to a crisp, so watch the time. Next time I'll try them on a rack on a cookie sheet and sprinkle the sugar on top. Once done I stuck them w/ toothpicks and served them w/ Mississippi honey mustard sauce. They were a big hit! Keeper appetizer for sure."

hardcandeychristmaslady User ID: 7538581 109156
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2014

"These little smokies are always a vaverite in my home ,and don't last long! Yum yum! Yum!"

rllewis7 User ID: 7124309 34007
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2013

"This is such an easy and naturally gluten-free snack, breakfast, or appetizer. I cut the bacon into thirds and only used 1/2 cup brown sugar though."

hhunter012 User ID: 3430674 109155
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013

"My aunt gave me this recipe years ago with one minor change, Instead of dipping them in maple syrup we drizzle it all over them before adding the brown sugar which helps it stick to the smokys and helps prevent the sugar from burning they are a fabulous hit at all of our partys EVERYONE LOVES them!"

pammybo User ID: 5523460 29575
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2013

"These are great. I would suggest lining the pan with foil and then spraying with cooking spray. Sugar can cause them to burn easily, so you just have to keep an eye on them. I also secure the wrapped sausage links with toothpicks to secure them. It makes serving them a snap."

snmckey User ID: 1512292 70223
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2013

"Have made these multiple times for tailgates, brunches and parties. Everyone loves them!"

tamara2418 User ID: 6998171 203999
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2012

"It was extremely delicious!"

Sager User ID: 2995972 29560
Reviewed Feb. 29, 2012

"I have made many times. I cut the bacon in thirds as others have suggested. I put the rolled sausages in the frig for, at least, an hour. Chilling them seems to keep them from unwrapping as they sometimes do when baking."

tobinhouse User ID: 1724221 33958
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"I cut the bacon in thirds to make it go further."

tobinhouse User ID: 1724221 48169
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"This is super easy and tastes great!!!"

Sprowl User ID: 29186 44141
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"Just served these at my bowling buffet.

Everyone loved them! Now I'll make them for our family x-mas appetizer party. Like missusd1 suggested, I made them a day ahead and put them on a rack in the foil lined pan. They took 30 minutes to cook. I then served them from an insulated dish that keeps things warm, cold for a couple hours. Thanks for the recipe!"

Mom2three83 User ID: 6231246 109153
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"Everyone at my party LOVED these!! They were the first thing gone! I'm also kinda addicted to them now lol Making them again for Thanksgiving :)"

helloyou User ID: 6265054 33956
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

"Tastes very nice!!

Have made them several times and they are always gone!!"

recipehound54 User ID: 4246730 28041
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2011

"I tried these out on friends last evening when they came over for appetizers. They were a hit. I did bake them longer than the recipe called for, as the bacon wasn't crisping up as I had hoped. I took them out of the oven and put them into a small crock pot to keep them warm. This would be a great addition to a breakfast of quiche or scrambled eggs and homemade muffins or a nice side dish for pancakes or waffles."

MPerfection User ID: 4367514 203998
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2010

"As I was waiting for the bacon to cool all the way, the brown sugar burned & they all came out black. They tasted good on one side but I wish it would have came out better."

Riley33 User ID: 3416178 77156
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2009

"very tasty especially if dipped in warm maple syrup"

bigmo9193 User ID: 1280561 44140
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2009

"These are super easy to make and taste fantastic. I make them every holiday season."

missusd1 User ID: 1455609 75256
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2009

"I like to make these a day ahead of time. I roll my wrapped sausages in the brown sugar & then cover with plastic wrap for several hours of overnight in the refrigerator. The brown sugar sticks to the bacon instead of falling in the pan. I also use a rack in my pan to keep them out of the bacon fat as they are cooking.

Nan D"

TonyaS User ID: 4079263 70206
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2009

"I make these every holiday, but instead of brown sugar, I bake them with BBQ sauce. Mmmm... they are delicious! (You can also try mushrooms wrapped in bacon.)"

vooboo User ID: 1295557 34720
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2008

"I make these all the time and call them Angels on horseback...However I wrap the sausage in the bacon & skewer it and deep fry it. SO GOOD!!!"

lexingtony User ID: 1402411 83198
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2008

"My whole family loves these - they expect them now as an appetizer at holiday dinners! I added my own twist with a water chestnut slice - it gives it a little crunch and is delicious with the sausages and bacon!"

TPeick User ID: 1184384 83677
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2008

"A neighbor made these for a neighborhood get together and they were so good!! I am so excited to have found the recipe for myself as I never did remember to ask my neighbor for it."

baileys10313299 User ID: 3489990 29558
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2008

"Girlfriend gave me this exact recipe a while back! This is just the yummiest ever!!! Made 4 packages of these at Christmastime for my grown kids and they were gone in minutes! A huge hit at my house!"

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