This very simple and very savory treat has been a great success for pretty much every event I have ever brought it to, with the exception to a party that I went to that was hosted by vegetarian friend. So with that said... bake away and ENJOY!
Step 1: Ingredients
For this recipe, I just got
-a 16 oz package of "Lil Smokies"
-16 oz of Bacon. Thick cut, peppered, smokey, its really up to you and your preference in flavor palette. (Make sure the bacon is cold as it becomes easier to work with)
-a 1lb box of dark brown sugar (You can use light brown, however I find that the intensity of the sweetness is lacking. The molasses-y taste is much more vibrant in the dark brown, but again, its totally up to you)
-a box of round toothpicks (Avoid toothpicks with color as the dye will bleed into the food when your baking, and flat ones, as they don't seem as strong to pierce through all that meaty goodness)
-shallow baking dish, glass/ceramic casserole dish, or roasting pan (stay away from cookie sheets as the grease from the bacon may overflow)