Monday, February 18, 2008

Bacon Wrapped Smokies

I haven't posted since my party (which, by the way, was super fun!) and we've all been super sick and a little crazy around here so I haven't been cooking much, but I wanted to post a few of the appetizer recipes from the party.

This is seriously my favorite!!

Bacon (mapled flavor works the best)
Lil' Smokies
Brown sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Cut bacon slices in half, wrap around smokies and secure with toothpick (Works as a good finger grabber when done!)

3. Line a pan with foil, place wrapped smokies on foil and "sprinkle" (more like drench...) them with brown sugar

4. Bake for approx. 45 minutes, or until bacon is a little crispy, turning half way through and sugaring the other side.

5. You can eat alone or mix some chili sauce with brown sugar and dip.


Some tips:
- To make ahead of time, wrap smokies and then place in plastic bag and coat with sugar. Leave in fridge overnight, shaking up the bag a few times.
- You can broil the wraps to make the cooking process quicker (about 10-15 minutes), but baking them at a lower temperature for longer results in better textures