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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Playoff season snack Win!

Since it's football playoff season and our team is doing pretty well I decided to try a new snack and oh man I am Sooooo glad I did! Have you ever had a food buzz? I have now, these were one of the best things I have ever eaten. My Hubby and the Girl agree! (as of this writing the boy has not tried them. He is glued to his tablet today, I'ts -10 outside so I'm giving him a pass :)

I started with a basic recipe on Allrecipes here...

1 packages Little smokies (I used Cheddar)
1/2 - 3/4 cup brown sugar
1 pound bacon (I used low sodium)
tooth picks

  Line a baking pan with a lip with tinfoil or Parchment to make cleanup easier.
  If you have a cooling rack that will fit your pan use it to elevate the smokies for more even cooking. Spray rack with no stick cooking spray or oil depending on what you use.  If you don't have one definitely use parchment paper and turn the smokies half way through your cooking time.
   Blot Little smokies with paper towels so they are not so wet.
   Cut the bacon into 3rds. I just lay the package on a cutting board and cut through the whole package trying to get 3 equal lengths. Keep the sections you are not using in the fridge for easier wrapping,
  Add the brown sugar to a zip top bag (I used a quart size) Toss about 10 smokies at a time in the bag.
   Wrap with the bacon and secure with a tooth pick. Place on rack.
    I added a bit more brown sugar on top before baking.
   Bake at 325 for 40 minutes.
    After 40 minutes turn them over if you like crisp bacon and cook another 10 minutes or so. Again if not using a rack turn them after 20-30 minutes so they are crisp all around.
    I kept them in a Crockpot on low to serve.

Sooooo GOOD!