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Bacon Wrapped Brown Sugar Smokies Recipe

If you are looking for a crowd pleasing recipe for any holiday or special occasion look no further. Bacon Wrapped Brown Sugar Smokies are out of this world delicious.

Bacon Wrapped Brown Sugar Smokies Recipe

In fact I always get requests to make these when it comes to special events.  My husband says that they are his all time favorite appetizer and that is saying a lot.

Klements Cheddar Smokies

I simply started out with a package of Klement’s Sausage.  I chose the Cheddar Cocktail Smokies however you can use any of their varieties.  This is a smoked sausage with cheddar cheese. It is fully cooked with no MSG and is gluten free.  With only the best ingredients you are going to fall in love with this brand.

Klement’s began nearly 60 years ago, when three brothers John, George and Ron Klement purchased a small sausage company in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The roots of the Klement Sausage Company can be traced back even further through several generations in central Europe.

For it was there, in a part of the world where sausage-making is knitted tightly into the fabric of the community, that the techniques and recipes which would one day make Klement’s so special, first started being handed down through the family.

When the brothers first opened their doors, they found a natural market in the immigrant-rich neighborhoods of Milwaukee. These working-class men and women longed for the genuine, old-country flavor that they left behind, but Klement’s had a taste and texture that brought them right back. Word spread quickly, and before long, Klement’s was a favorite among people from all walks of life.

This appetizer recipe is perfect for busy households who appreciate the importance of gathering to share.  You can prepare in less than 5 minutes and place into the oven.  20 minutes later you have a delicious appetizer that is ready to serve a large crowd.

Bacon Wrapped Brown Sugar Smokies

We love these Bacon Wrapped Brown Sugar Smokies. They are the perfect appetizer for parties.
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Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:25 mins


  • 1 package Klement's Smoked Cheddar Smokies
  • 1 package 12 oz bacon, I used apple-wood smoked bacon
  • 3 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1 Bottle BBQ sauce


  • Cut the package of bacon into thirds.
  • Wrap each of the cheddar smokies in bacon and place into a 9x13 baking dish (do not use a cookie sheet).
  • Sprinkle with brown sugar.
  • Bake for 15 mintues.
  • Broil for 5 minutes until bacon is done.
  • Serve with BBQ sauce and enjoy!
Servings: 10 people
Author: Melissa Jennings
Cost: $8

My family loves when I make this and that makes me happy!  It is one of our favorite recipes on game day and Christmas Eve.

We serve a variety of appetizers each year on Christmas Eve and this recipe is always a family request. I love creating memories by preparing recipes for my family that they look forward to eating each year.   I get so much happiness each year by sharing Christmas Eve with my family and friends.

This Bacon Wrapped Brown Sugar Smokies recipe is also perfect for tailgating on game day!  We love to enjoy these easy appetizers.  You can bake and place into a slow cooker to keep warm while you serve on the go.

In addition to Klements fully cooked smoked sausage be sure to check out their Summer Sausage and Snack Sticks too!  The Turkey Snack Sticks are a convenient, high-protein choice that fits on-the-go lifestyles, because unlike big brands, Klement’s is real hardwood-smoked sausage, handcrafted using authentic European recipes and premium ingredients, so they’re not just easy to eat, they’re easy to love.  Trust me, once you give them a try you will be glad you did!


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Disclosure:  This is a sponsored recipe. All opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. We love Klements! We are born in raised in Milwaukee so we buy it a lot. I pretty much like to eat anything with bacon so I definitely will be making these. It looks pretty easy to make and I am pretty sure my family would enjoy it. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. THESE remind me of pigs in a blanket but I guess you could call these pigs in… another pig? So PIG HUGS? LMFAO!! They seriously look mouth watering though, I am officially hungry and now want to make lunch, lol!

  3. 5 stars
    I swear I can eat these for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! they are too delicious. I’m all about fun and easy dinner and appetizer ideas and I always go for little smokies. I have to try them brown sugar next time!

  4. 5 stars
    I can see only one problem with these porky little appetizers. In our house, they’d be gone in a red hot minute. Bacon, and sausage and cheese? They wouldn’t stand a chance.

  5. 5 stars
    This is such a quick and easy dish to put together. You put these awesome ingredients together to make a snack that my family would enjoy for a movie night or a game day. I think the brown sugar is the finishing touch that makes these smokies special.

  6. 5 stars
    My sister used to use Lil Smokey’s for hers but switched over to Conecuh sausage. That is a brand made here in Alabama. They are big fat sausages (like kielbasa but w a rough texture) She divides them up. I had previously told her I loved her lil Smokey’s made mine this because I hated Conecuh sausage. She laughed and laughed and told me she had stopped using Lil Smokey’s years and years ago. Lil brat. I LOVE them anyway I can get them into my mouth. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  7. I totally went off on a tangent and forgot what I was going to say! I need to look up to see if any of our stores here in Montgomery, Alabama sell this brand of sausage. They sound a lot better than the processed lil Smokey’s we used to buy.

  8. 5 stars
    This is an excellent recipe, especially with the holidays coming up. I will have to keep it in mind when making my holiday meal plan. It is not hard to please a crowd when there is bacon involved.

  9. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh, these look so good. Sinful but so good! I have had bacon wrapped smokies but never with brown sugar. This is the perfect treat for game day parties. Guests would ask for seconds!

  10. 5 stars
    My husband loved this recipe! We will be making it again for Christmas Eve this year. I love that Klement’s Sausage is gluten free!

  11. 5 stars
    Bacon-wrapped anything gets our family’s attention. We actually eat bacon wrapped smokies quite often. Reading about the history of
    Klement’s was very interesting. I love to see smart startups succeed.

  12. 5 stars
    My love affair for little smokies runs deep. I grew up in rural Iowa and they were served at every church potluck there was. They’re still an appetizer staple and whether it’s a high-end event or a watching a football game at the neighbors, they’re the first thing I fill my plate with. Love your bacon wrapped version. I bet it takes them up another notch. x

    1. In the slow cooker the bacon won’t be crispy but I put them in after they were baked to keep them warm and that worked well for serving.

  13. 5 stars
    Between the little smokies and the bacon, my daughter would love this recipe. I know it’s probably horrible for you but I am not sure that I would care. This would make a great appetizer for the Thanksgiving meal or maybe to do on New Years. I will have to talk to my daughter about this. She would probably love this.

  14. 5 stars
    I love how you call this a crowd pleaser. You’re so right. I can imagine always running out of these if you prepared them for a party or an event.

    Plus, they’re pretty simple – which is always a serious bonus.

  15. 5 stars
    You sound like great appetizers. They are easy and quick to make. I believe everybody will eat them up. Now with the holidays coming this is a quick and easy thing to bring to peoples homes.

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