Little bites of yum. That’s what these guys are. I have fallen in love with maple glazed bacon, so I searched far and wide for an easy little answer to what else to glaze with maple…
Weenies!!! And to make it even more perfect, BACON!!
And they delivered.
Easy, peasy appetizer for you to make and to share. Try it. You’ll like it. I promise.
You’ll need about a pound and a half of little smokies (2 packages) and a pound of bacon (preferably not thick sliced). Cut the bacon into fourths to make everything go farther. Now, it’s not an exact science. I had to do some serious arranging to get as many smokies as I had bacons, but you can do it. Just make it work. It may not come out even, but it should be close. It all depends on how thick the bacon is and how many pieces you have.
Wrap a piece of bacon around each little smoky, and set them onto a large cookie sheet that has edges and is lined with foil.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Now you’re gonna make the glaze that sends these little guys over the top. In a saucepan, warm up
1/3 c. brown sugar,
1/3 c. pure maple syrup,
1 T. brown or spicy whole grain mustard,
and a little, tiny pinch of cayenne pepper.
Whisk and heat until beautifully combined.
Drizzle a bit of glaze deliciousness over each little bacon-wrapped goodness and then pop the whole thing in the oven to bake for about 35 minutes. Once baked, turn the broiler on your oven and broil until the bacon is crisp. Watch them the whole time! They can burn quickly!
Oh….my…these are soooo good.
- 1.5 pounds of little smokies
- 1 lb. bacon
- ⅓ c. brown sugar
- ⅓ c. pure maple syrup
- 1 T. brown or spicy whole grain mustard
- pinch of cayenne
- Cut the raw bacon into fourths.
- Wrap a piece of bacon around each little smoky and set them onto a rimmed cookie sheet that has been lined with foil.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- To make the glaze, in a saucepan warm the brown sugar, brown sugar, maple syrup, brown mustard and cayenne pepper. Whisk and heat until combined.
- Drizzle the glaze over each bacon wrapped smoky.
- Bake for 35 minutes.
- Put under the broiler to crisp the bacon -- watch closely1
- Serve warm.
Many thanks to Tasty Kitchen on whose recipe I based mine!