Maple-Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Smokies – Secret Recipe Club

by angelaskitchen on January 14, 2013

After having a month off, it is time again for Secret Recipe Club reveal day!  Woo-hoo!  What is the Secret Recipe Club?  It’s a lot like Secret Santa, but with recipes.  Each month you are assigned a blog.  After selecting a recipe from that bloggers repertoire, you make and post it on reveal day.  It is a great way to find fun recipes and blogs.  I like how it gets me to actually sit down and go through another person’s blog.  Blogs are a lot of work and take time to put together.  Instead of skimming through just the new stuff (as is usually easier when we see a new blog) it is fun to really sit down and go through what else the blog has to offer.  Fun stuff!


This time my assignment was Jen at Jen’s Journey.  Every time I get my assignment, I have such a tough time picking the recipe.  There are so many delicious things to choose from!  Jen’s blog was no different- she has so many great things, such as Chewy Fudge Avocado Brownies, Caramel Pudding, Peppermint Gingerbread Mocha, and Cilantro Lime Rice, to name just a few.  Can you see why I had trouble making up my mind?  Yummy!  With New Year’s Eve coming, I decided to make her Brown Sugar Little Smokies.


I tweeked it a bit, reducing the sugar and adding maple syrup.  Mmmm…  Being able to brush the maple and brown sugar kept the sweetness on the bacon while the smokies baked in stead of the pan.  Swoon!  Really, you shouldn’t make these.  Honest, or you might grab them and lock yourself into a room with them all alone.  And eat them all.  By yourself.  Not that I would know about that…  (cough)   Um, if you make them, let me know and I’ll come on over and eat a few, just to make sure you don’t eat too many.  That’s what friends are for- right?  🙂  Thank you, Jen, for adding a must have recipe to our New Year’s Eve menu.  And for any other meal I can figure it in to as often as I can.  Woo-hoo!


5.0 from 2 reviews
Maple-Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Smokies
Recipe type: gluten free, dairy free, appetizer, bacon, smokies, pork
Serves: 6 to 8 for appetizers
  • 1 pound little sausages (I used a local nitrate free brand)
  • 1 pound gluten free bacon
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cups maple syrup
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut the bacon into thirds and wrap each third around a little smoke, being sure not to stretch bacon.
  3. Place seam side down on a baking sheet lined with foil.
  4. Mix together brown sugar and maple syrup. Carefully brush brown sugar mix onto the bacon wrapped smokies.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F or until bacon is crisp. Transfer to a small crock to keep warm.
  6. I apologize in advance for how delicious they are.

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Jennifer Sikora January 14, 2013 at 11:37 am

Glad that you loved those. I have to make sure that they stay far far away when I make them. I will eat the whole batch by myself.


danielle January 14, 2013 at 12:09 pm

this would be perfect superbowl sunday!


Miz Helen January 14, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Hi Angela,
Your Maple Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Smokies will be at our next bowl party, these are awesome. A great recipe for the SRC, and thanks for sharing.
Miz Helen


Heather @ Join Us, Pull up a Chair January 14, 2013 at 12:34 pm

They look amazing! A perfect appetizer to bring to any party. Great cooking with you in the SRC!


Shelley C January 14, 2013 at 1:27 pm

YUM – bacon and brown sugar are a surefire win, and with the little smokies? I think these would be gobbled up in NO time in my house! Great choice!


colleen @ Secrets from the Cookie Princess January 14, 2013 at 2:26 pm

I’m not at all exaggerating when I say I’m drooling. LOVE IT! And I had your blog this month. It was super fun poking around at all your fun stuff but I finally settled on your chewy chocolate chip granola bars. Come visit!


KarolS January 14, 2013 at 6:45 pm

I have to say, after eating these yummy little bites, I am hooked. So excited we got to taste these!! We need to make these for the Superbowl party!!


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