So this pin (from http://tastykitchen.com/recipes/) has been very popular on Pinterest for the last few weeks. It is crazy simple and frankly how could something with four of the most delicious ingredients on the planet not taste amazing.
1 stick of butter
1 package of Lil' Smokies (I used the regular but I think it would still taste good with turkey or beef ones too)
1 package of bacon
1 cup of brown sugar
knife and cutting board
1 casserole dish
small pot to melt butter and brown sugar
Cut the bacon strips into thirds and begin wrapping up the smokies, making sure the edges of the bacon are on the bottom of the casserole dish. While your wrapping, go ahead and pre-heat the oven for 375. The whole bacon wrapping portion with take about 5-10 minutes depending on your speed and dedication and prepare to have cold fingers. I didn't quite fill up the casserole dish and I ended up with a few small slices of bacon left over (husband got bacon and fried eggs for dinner).
In a small sauce pot melt the stick of butter, once it's melted slowly add in the brown sugar whisking the whole time. After all of the brown sugar is in the pot and the lumps have melted (the mixture was a bit thicker than I expected, so be prepared) go ahead and pour the butter/sugar mixture over the sausages. You may need a spoon to even out the mixture so its covering all of the sausages.
Place these in the oven and set the timer for 20 minutes. After the timer goes off, raise the heat to 400 and add 5 minutes to the timer. This extra heat will help crisp up the bacon a bit. After they come out they will be bubbling and smell AMAZING!
Husband was the first taste tester and they were given a stamp of approval. His only complaint was he was given a piece where the bacon was on the fatter side and he would have liked to have it crispier. A friend of his was at the apartment and he said the flavors complimented each other more than he expected them too. I was attended a Pokeno game with some friends and these were my food item. They were all gone by the end of the night and many compliments were given for their flavor and general deliciousness. It can't get any better than that, unless I had actually won something at Pokeno last night but that's a different story. Next time I might go for more expensive bacon, as many of the pieces were on the fatter side, other than that I couldn't be happier with how the turned out. Try these if you get a chance, you will not be sorry and I can almost guarantee people will ask for you to make them again.