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bacon-wrapped lil smokies
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Bacon Wrapped Mini Hot Dog Appetizers

Bacon-wrapped mini hotdog appetizers. These Lil smokies are wrapped in bacon, rolled in brown sugar, drizzled with maple syrup and baked until crispy. YUM!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mini hotdog appetizers
Servings: 12
Calories: 475kcal


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  • 48 Lil smokies
  • 12 bacon pieces
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup


  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Cut each piece of bacon into 4 pieces.
    bacon and hotdogs
  • wrap each Lil smokie with a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick
    bacon wrapped hot dogs
  • Put the brown sugar in a ziplock quart bag. Add the bacon-wrapped Lil smokies a few at a time to the bag and gently shake to coat with the brown sugar.
    bacon wrapped mini hotdog appetizers
  • Place each bacon-wrapped Lil smokie on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Drizzle with the real maple syrup.
  • Bake at 400°F until the bacon on the mini hotdogs is crispy and browned. About 10 minutes.
    bacon-wrapped lil smokies



Cocktail franks or other mini hotdogs can be substituted for the Lil smokies. 
Want to spice up the recipe, add 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the brown sugar.


Serving: 4hotdogs | Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 1263mg | Potassium: 276mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 4mg