Monday, December 28, 2009

Big Hit at our Dinner!

On Christmas night, we had my Father's family over. I knew this would be a great way to show everyone our new house. My Mummy and Daddy brought a ham and a homemade chocolate cake. LC and I served the following appetizers: rotel dip with scoops (my absolute fave dipping chip!), bacon wrapped sugar smokies, and bacon and cream cheese pinwheels with ranch dressing for dipping. Sides to go with the ham were green bean casserole,  english peas, and mashed sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top so redneck, but so good. yum yum. And of course, the homemade chocolate cake for dessert. Everything was delish, but the hit of the night was the bacon wrapped sugar smokies. Seriously, these little things are like crack. You literally cannot stop eating them until they are all gone, and even after they're gone, they leave you wanting more and more and more and more. I figure that must be what crack is like. I dunno. Anways, it's super easy, and here's the recipe straight from where I got it, picture and all!

Bacon Wrapped Sugar Smokies**

Prep Time: 45 Min
Cook Time: 45 Min
Ready In: 1 Hr 30 Min

1 pound sliced bacon, cut into thirds
1 (14 ounce) package beef cocktail wieners
3/4 cup brown sugar, or to taste


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

Refrigerate 2/3 of the bacon until needed. It is easier to wrap the wieners with cold bacon. Wrap each cocktail wiener with a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle brown sugar generously over all.

Bake for 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until the sugar is bubbly. To serve, place the wieners in a slow cooker and keep on the low setting.

My own personal suggestion to this recipe is to use a roasting pan. It really cuts down on the clean up time and is LESS messy. Also, I like to put brown sugar in a bowl, dip the wiener it sounds so weird to say dip the wiener. yes, I'm third grade. I'm aware of this. dip the wiener, dip the wiener, dip the wiener. ok, I'm done and dip the bacon in brown sugar before securing with a toothpick. Then, after this is all done, I still sprinkle brown sugar on top of the smokies. That's just what I do. This little appetizer is great because the combination of the salt in the bacon with the sweet from the brown sugar works amazingly well. I don't even serve them with dipping sauce. They're so good by themselves I figure they don't need it. Plus, these little boys and yes they are boys because they are wierners. duh are good even at room temp. So, you might try these next time you're asked to make something for a party.
**recipe and picture are from located here.


Anonymous said...

yummy!!! Glad it went so well! Hope your having a great Monday! XOXO

Suburban Princess said...

YUM sounds like a great dinner!

Dip the weiner!

Nancy said...

Sounds like a great Christmas! The weiners (haha :) sound so yummy. I must try them at my next party.

Have a great 2010, so glad we were swap partners in February.

Love ya

The Undomestic Mom said...


Kat said...

Can you say DELICIOUS!? I am def going to have to try this. My mom just made ham so I am smelling that while looking at your recipe. Makes me want it even more :)

Unknown said...

Yumm that sounds so good!

The Pink Chick said...

I'm so glad your dinner was a big hit! The bacon wrapped smokies sound delicious! Thanks for sharing! I am going to make the for a NYE party I am attending!

Mrs. Hanson said...

YUM!! I am making these as I type... they smell delicious :o) Saw your post earlier and H.A.D. to try them! Thanks for the recipe girlie!


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