Bacon Wrapped Smokies


These sweet and salty bacon-wrapped smokies are a quick and easy party appetizer. Serve them straight from the oven or keep them warm in a slow cooker until the big game starts. Assembling these smoky bacon wraps may take some time, but it's well worth it!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs

Bacon-wrapped smokies will liven up any party, from big tailgates to cozy family get-togethers. This recipe for bacon-wrapped smokies couldn't be easier to make with just a few ingredients!

Bacon-Wrapped Smokies: What You'll Need

You'll need just three edible ingredients (plus some toothpicks) to make this bacon-wrapped smokies recipe:

· Bacon: This bacon-wrapped smokies recipe starts with a pound of bacon strips, cut into thirds.
· Cocktail wieners: You'll need a package of beef cocktail wieners, which can be found in the refrigerator section of your grocery store.
· Toothpicks: A toothpick secures the bacon to the weiners so the smokies stay together during the baking process.
· Brown sugar: Brown sugar lends warmth and welcome sweetness.

How to Make Bacon-Wrapped Smokies

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make these crowd-pleasing bacon-wrapped smokies:

Wrap each wiener in bacon, secure with a toothpick, and sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake until the bacon is crisp and the sugar is bubbling.

Tip: Keep some of the bacon refrigerated as you wrap the wieners. It's much easier to wrap them with cold bacon!

Bacon Wrapped Smokies on a chevron plate

How to Serve Bacon-Wrapped Smokies

Pair these sweet smokies with a savory dipping sauce for the perfect balance of flavor. Try this Copycat Dipping Sauce or make Homemade Ranch to keep things classic.

For more delicious inspiration for your pre-dinner menu, explore our mouthwatering collection of 35 Party Appetizer Recipes Your Guests Will Love.

Can You Make Bacon-Wrapped Smokies Ahead of Time?

Yes, you can make bacon-wrapped smokies a day or two in advance. Follow the storage directions below and reheat them in the oven until heated through.

Bacon Wrapped Smokies

How to Store Bacon-Wrapped Smokies

Allow the bacon-wrapped smokies to cool completely, then transfer them to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Can You Freeze Bacon-Wrapped Smokies?

Yes! Bacon-wrapped smokies freeze well. Arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet, cover, and freeze for a few hours or up to overnight. Transfer the now-frozen smokies to a zip-top bag or another freezer-safe container. Thaw in the refrigerator and reheat in the oven.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"These really are like meat candy," according to Auntie D in MN. "So easy to prepare, just make sure to watch them so they don't burn. I always have to make a double batch because they get eaten fast!"

"These were great," raves Kelsey. "That's really all I have to say about it! I did take others' advice to line your pan with foil before cooking and cleanup was a snap. Definitely try these!"

"Seriously, they are majorly delicious," says Shawna. "I roll the smokies in real maple syrup before rolling in brown sugar, but they're also excellent without it. My family and friends devoured the last batch so fast that I only got one."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 1 pound sliced bacon, cut into thirds

  • 1 (14 ounce) package beef cocktail wieners

  • toothpicks

  • ¾ cup brown sugar, or to taste


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    Overhead of smokies, bacon, and brown sugar in small glass bowls.

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  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

  3. Wrap each cocktail wiener with a piece of bacon; secure with a toothpick. Place bacon-wrapped wieners on the prepared baking sheet.

    Wieners being wrapped in bacon and placed on a tin foil lined baking sheet with a bowl of bacon off to the side.

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  4. Evenly sprinkle brown sugar over the tops of the bacon-wrapped wieners.

    Overhead of bacon-wrapped wieners sprinkled with brown sugar, resting on a baking sheet.

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  5. Bake in the preheated oven until bacon is crisp and sugar is bubbly, about 40 minutes.

    Overhead of bacon-wrapped wieners freshly baked and cooling on a baking sheet.

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  6. Serve immediately, or place in a slow cooker set on Low to keep warm.

    close up of a plate full of bacon wrapped smokies on a white platter


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

163 Calories
11g Fat
11g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 163
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 458mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 7g
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 109mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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