BROWN SUGAR SMOKIES (Adapted from All Recipes)

1 pound bacon
1 (16 ounce) package little smokie sausages
1 cup brown sugar, or to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut bacon into thirds and wrap each strip around a little sausage.

Place the wrapped sausages on wooden skewers, several to a skewer. Arrange the skewers on a foil lined baking sheet and sprinkle them liberally with brown sugar.

Bake until bacon is crisp and the brown sugar melted. I cooked mine 50 minutes.

***You also can wrap them up the night before, put them in a covered bowl with the brown sugar, toss well, and let them “marinate” all night. Then, covering them with all of the sauce they’ve created, bake them for an extended time until crisp—making sure the bacon is crispy. Turn half way through baking.

***Additionally, you can cook them in a slow cooker – make them as directed beforehand, THEN put the finished smokies in the fridge overnight with another cup of brown sugar sprinkled on. THEN the next morning, put them in the crock pot on low. This method is what I’ll be doing before our tailgate get together. Great!

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