Brown Sugar Smokies

1 pound bacon

1 (16 ounce) package little smokie sausages

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Wooden skewers or toothpicks


Soak the skewers or toothpicks in a bowl of water.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray, or you may use a baking rack with a sheet pan. The appetizers need to be cooked on a broiler pan or a rack so they will be up out of the juices that are released as they are cooked.

Cut bacon slices into thirds. If you are using center cut bacon, the slices will only need to be cut in half.

In a shallow bowl, mix brown sugar and cayenne pepper. Dredge bacon slices in the mixture, then wrap a strip around a little sausage. Secure bacon with a wooden pick or skewer.

Arrange wrapped sausages on prepared pan, then sprinkle with remaining brown sugar mixture.

Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, then place under the broiler for 3 additional minutes.