Everyone needs great appetizers at Christmas time. This is one great appetizer. This is one of those dishes that always disappears quickly because they are delicious and easy to eat! And even better, you can make them a few hours early and keep them hot in the crock pot, leaving your oven open for other dishes that need to be made.
Bacon Wrapped Smokies
1 lb sliced bacon, cut into thirds
1 (14 oz.) pkg. beef cocktail wieners
3/4 cup brown sugar
Preheat oven to 325ºF. Take one piece of bacon (a 1/3 piece) and wrap it around a cocktail wiener. Secure it with a toothpick. Continue until all wieners are wrapped in bacon. Place wieners on a large baking sheet covered in foil (or a large disposable roasting pan.) Sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes until the brown sugar is bubbly. Place under broiler for a minute or two, just until bacon is slightly crisped. Transfer to a crock pot set on low to serve.
Notes: I have burned these when I walked away from my broiler for too long, so keep and eye on them! They really only need a quick broil to crisp them up.