Bacon Wrapped Cocktail Smokies

With Brown Sugar Glaze

by Alli

There are times when I need to make a super easy party appetizer that tastes really good. Bacon-Wrapped Cocktail Smokies always gets rave reviews. 

My church hosted a bridal shower recently and I made Pecan Sandies Banana Pudding and Bacon Wrapped Cocktail Smokies. Both of these are simple to put together and disappear quickly. 

I learned a long time ago that recipes don’t have to be complicated to be delicious. Whenever I’m running short on time or just want to make something simple and tasty, I turn to this recipe.

Plate of Bacon Wrapped Cocktail Smokies

When I make Bacon Wrapped Cocktail Smokies, I always wrap the wieners in the bacon early in the day. That way I can pop them in the oven 20-25 minutes before serving so they’ll be nice and hot and crispy.

Bacon Wrapped Cocktail Smokies

I usually buy Lit’l Smokies, but my grocery store happened to be out of them so I grabbed a different brand. Since this shower is pretty big, I doubled the recipe so I bought two packs of thick-cut bacon and two packs of cocktail smokies. There was a whole lot of wrapping going on!

bacon and cocktail smokies

Cut the slab of thick-cut bacon into 4 pieces. Make sure you cut all the way through. Check out how I keep my kitchen knives sharp.

Slab of Bacon sliced

Wrap a piece of bacon around each cocktail wiener. Secure with a toothpick. Place on a foil-lined baking pan. At this point, you can refrigerate the bacon-wrapped cocktail smokies (for a few hours) until ready to bake them.

Bacon Wrapped Smokies ready to go in the oven

Sprinkle one cup brown sugar evenly over the Smokies. Bake at 400º F. for 20-25 minutes or until the bacon is crispy.

Baking Tray full of Bacon Wrapped Cocktail Smokies

Wasn’t that easy?

Yield: About 14 Servings

Bacon Wrapped Cocktail Smokies with Brown Sugar Glaze

Plate of Bacon Wrapped Cocktail Wieners

Bacon-Wrapped Cocktail Smokies are tasty and always disappear fast when I serve these at parties.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 package cocktail smokies (I use the 28 oz. package)
  • 1 pack thick-cut bacon
  • 1 cup brown sugar


  1. Cut the slab of bacon into four equal parts.
  2. Wrap a piece of bacon around each cocktail smokies. Secure with a toothpick.
  3. Place bacon-wrapped smokies on a foil-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the smokies.
  4. Bake at 400º F. for 20-25 minutes or until the bacon is done.
  5. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 68Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 1mgSodium 24mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 0gSugar 13gProtein 0g

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If you are planning an appetizer party, make sure and serve these cocktail smokies. They are so easy to put together. Plus, your guests will absolutely love them! With football season coming up, these are perfect to serve to your family and guests.

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