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Bacon Wrapped Weenies

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I originally wanted to title this "How to make a man fall in love with you" but figured that men are not the only ones who are defenseless to the siren calls of the bacon wrapped weenie.  Thus, the very simple, matter of fact, "Bacon Wrapped Weenies" became the official name.

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!
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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It is almost impossible to mess this one up.  You can get any brand and in any quantity, any flavoring....the variations are endless. 

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)
Thank you for adding this little gem to my culinary repertoire.
padlbone2 years ago
My mom has made these for years! and they ar a very quick way to a man's heart! I went to a christmas cocktail party, and wanted to bring these, but they were to be served on a tray. So I stuffed them in a Croissant triangle, the Pilsbury ones, and they flew like hotcakes, and you could make a double batch, and cook them as they were needed.

You start them out the same way, wrapped in bacon, just without the brown sugar. After you bake them for about 20 minutes, you take them out, let them cool, and then start wrapping them. Inside the wrap, you put the weenie/bacon and sprinkle the brown sugar on top and then wrap it up. Bake them until golden brown, serve. They also go with honey mustard or ranch dippings
kjohnson393 years ago
I had this recipe saved for a bit now, and this weekend I was invited to a small get-together, but the hostess said she didn't have much in the way of snacks. I recall this recipe, got all my ingredients and made them. Oh... my... goodness... They were such a hit! They went so fast; I had to make myself leave the kitchen after they were done to keep from eating them all! I'll definitely be making them again!
shmdesigns3 years ago
Super delicious! We call them "pig candy" down in North Carolina...Introduced to me by Master Smoker, Scott Warren...definitely a favorite and quickly leaving a trail of fans from Charlotte to Raleigh and down the coast to Wilmington, Carolina Beach and Holden Beach, N.C.
I just wanted to add that My Family has made these for ever...And I was Super Suprised to see someone on here mentioning them too!!! A Added thing to make these yummy is to add mayple syrup.....Dont be shy lol so do all the steps above and before cooking cover with Maple Syrup all over then sprinkle more brown sugar over the top cook in the oven until bacon is a lil crispy... Be ready to have at least 10 per person people love these!!! Big Hit...Time Consuming... 2 packs of Beef Lil Smokies 1 box Drk Brown Sugar, I bottle syrup, 3 Packs of Bacon...Cut into little strips of 3 inches... ENJOY
angelabchua (author)  BonnienClyde6193 years ago
Oooooh never thought to get maple syrup. That would add the perfect amt of sweetness! Yes, these are always a hit, and people who don't even like bacon LOVE these!
lindsey1233 years ago
You are my hero
I just wanted to add that My Family has made these for ever...And I was Super Suprised to see someone on here mentioning them too!!! A Added thing to make these yummy is to add mayple syrup.....Dont be shy lol so do all the steps above and before cooking cover with Maple Syrup all over then sprinkle more brown sugar over the top cook in the oven until bacon is a lil crispy... Be ready to have at least 10 per person people love these!!! Big Hit...Time Consuming... 2 packs of Beef Lil Smokies 1 box Drk Brown Sugar, I bottle syrup, 3 Packs of Bacon...Cut into little strips of 3 inches... ENJOY!
angelabchua (author)  lindsey1233 years ago
i have spent many years trying to save the world through savory treats.
f13tch4 years ago
In the UK they are called "pigs in blankets" you can also use stuffing instead of sausage hmmmmm :)
our pigs in blankets are typically sausages wrapped in biscuits or croissants.
jimdkc3 years ago
These are great served with honey-mustard or barbecue sauce for dipping!

My Doctor will hate me for this, but Gosh darn it, These are friggin good!!!!!!!!
Screamo3 years ago
Om nom nom!
Stoopie4 years ago
Looking at the pictures, the bacon on the weenies doesn't look very crispy, and looks like it may be a bit undercooked making the bacon chewy. But is that the case? Or am I wrong and the bacon is in fact crispy and chewable?
Just wondering, cuz these actually look very delicious and I'd want to try it, but I had to ask because I hate chewy bacon! >=P
angelabchua (author)  Stoopie4 years ago
Great observation... I actually ended up cooking them longer after I took this photo. I too like it a little crispier bc well.... no one likes wet bacon. I find that if you go too crisp tho, the bacon flavor becomes too overwhelming. that of course could be remedied with more sugar, such as life.
fudtone4 years ago
Yum Yum... I will be trying this soon.
mimshaffer4 years ago
I like to roll mine in equal parts of brown sugar and chili powder. You can also substitute cubed chicken breasts for the smokies.
angelabchua (author)  mimshaffer4 years ago
oooh, thats a great idea!
mmmmmm these look delicious
My God! It's full of Stars!
amazonabby4 years ago
I am making these now!! I can't wait!!! They smell so good already!!
scoochmaroo4 years ago
These were ridiculously good.
angelabchua (author)  scoochmaroo4 years ago
fanks.....
shaka9994 years ago
How well do these travel? Do they get soggy after a short time? I'm wondering if they would be good to take to a pot luck....
angelabchua (author)  shaka9994 years ago
Ive served these at parties and they usually sit out on a table over time (if they haven't been gobbled up ....which is a rarity) but they do pretty good. They don't have to be served hot, although right out of the oven is ideal. I think the sugar coating keeps them tasty even after a few hours. Id make sure to sort of "pat dry" some of the excess bacon grease off if you know its going to be a while till you serve. I have also tried doing these in a slow cooker... Like an hour on High.... and then u can take that with you... the bacon doesnt get as crispy, and the brown sugar coating isnt the same.. but the taste is there.... Have fun and good luck! these will be a hit, i swear :D
gerry_494 years ago
Like candy for bacon lovers!