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Maple–Bacon Smokies

Maple–Bacon Smokies

It’s not quite game day until the smell of bacon is wafting through the air. The combination of the smoky bacon mixed with the maple syrup creates an addicting salty–sweet combination that’ll make a plate of these disappear before the first quarter’s over!




  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine the brown sugar and cayenne pepper on a small plate.
  2. Wrap each cocktail sausage in a quarter slice of bacon and dredge in the brown sugar mixture, pressing to coat well. Place the sausages seam side down on the baking sheet. Drizzle the maple syrup over the sausages.
  3. Bake until the brown sugar has caramelized and the bacon is crisp, 30 to 35 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the honey mustard and red pepper flakes.
  4. Serve the sausages with the honey mustard mixture for dipping.