Maple Glazed Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies

Maple Glazed Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies are a little party all wrapped up in delicious pieces of golden brown bacon.  Served warm with a gooey maple and brown sugar glaze you don’t want to miss.

little smokies wrapped in bacon

Maple Glazed Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies

One of the most popular appetizers I know is all about Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies.  For some reason people just love them, which makes me happy because they are super easy to make and don’t require a lot of time in the kitchen.  I do realize that traditionally Little Smokies show up to parties, get togethers, office potlucks and church socials in a crock pot, but making them on a sheet pan is just another fun option that I like.

It sparks people’s interest when they see a well known appetizer favorite in a different setting, and then it entices them to try one, which leads to another and anther, and.. well you get the idea.  Maple Glazed Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies are so sensational you will be the hero of the party.

How do you make little smokies in a blanket?

  • Little smokies can be made wrapped in dough or in bacon.  This recipes call for bacon.
  • Slice the bacon in 2 even halves, then slice each half lengthwise to make 4 thing strips of bacon.
  • Wrap each little smokie in the bacon and place seam side down on a sprayed, rimmed baking sheet.
  • Bake until golden brown and serve warm.

recipe for little smokies

You can always use different types of little smokies too, to mix things up a bit.  They have beef, cheddar bacon, cheddar, cheddar jalapeno, and turkey little smokies to name a few.  So just think of all those amazing flavors, wrapped up in golden brown, maple glazed pieces of bacon.  This is one appetizer that gets the party started all by its wrapped up little self.  So don’t just bring an appetizer to your next get together, bring the ultimate game changer, the Maple Glazed Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies.

Can you cook little smokies in the oven?

  • Yes.  They are super easy to cook in the oven.
  • Just place them on a rimmed baking sheet and set the oven to 400 degrees.
  • If you are glazing them with a sauce make sure to glaze them on a separate sheet and transfer to the one you are going to be cooking on so the sauce doesn’t burn.  Or dip them directly in the glaze or sauce with tongs and then place on the baking sheet.
  • Also make sure to spray the rimmed baking sheet lightly with cooking spray so the bacon does not stick and pull away from the little smokie when you remove them to serve.

Tips for making the best Maple Glazed Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies:

  • Make sure to spray your rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray, lightly.  This will prevent the bacon from sticking.
  • Once you have made your glaze you can dip the little smokies in the glaze with tongs and transfer to your baking sheet, or brush them with the glaze on baking sheet and transfer them to the baking sheet you will be cooking them on.  This will prevent the extra glaze from burning.
  • Keep the pieces of bacon thin so they wrap around the little smokies without covering them completely.

little smokies

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Maple Glazed Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies


For the Little Smokies:

  • 2-14oz packages original Lit’l Smokies
  • 1-package bacon, each piece cut in half and then cut lengthwise into thin strips

For the Glaze:

  • 1-cup brown sugar
  • 1/2-cup pure maple syrup
  • 2-Tablespoons sweet rice wine
  • 1/2-teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2-teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Lightly spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Cut each piece of bacon in half and then again lengthwise into strips, giving you 4 strips of bacon.
  4. Wrap each little smokie in a thin strip of bacon and place seam side down on a rimmed baking sheet.

For the glaze:

  1. Place all ingredients in a sauce pan and whisk until it comes to a boil.  Remove from heat.
  2. Using tongs, dip each lit’l smokie into the glaze until covered and place on prepared baking sheet. (you can baste the smokies on the baking sheet, but the glaze that gets on the sheet will burn).
  3. Bake for 20 minutes, or until bacon is golden brown and baste with remaining glaze.  ( you can baste on the baking sheet now since the cooking is done). Serve warm.
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