With only 5 minutes of prep and 3 ingredients, these Brown Sugar Beanie Weenies are by far one of the easiest appetizers! And they taste amazing!
If you’re ever in charge of an appetizer, I highly recommend this recipe because it’s SO easy, and SO delicious. Some other easy favorites you can try are Grape Jelly Meatballs and Crock Pot Bean Dip.
Quick, Simple, & Delicious
I may be slightly addicted to Lil’ Smokies (aka Beanie Weenies). They are so delicious and tiny that it’s REALLY hard for me not to eat 20 of them!! Please tell me I’m not the only one who feels like this. 😉
One of my all-time favorite appetizers are the Bacon Wrapped Smokies that my sister-in-law introduced us to when she joined our family 12 or so years ago. We will be forever grateful because those Lil’ Smokies are just so darn good and are a staple at our New Years Eve celebration each year now.
The recipe I’m sharing with you today will become a new party staple as well because they are so delicious and easy to make. These Brown Sugar Beanie Weenies literally take about 2 minutes to throw together resulting in a very simple and delicious appetizer.
How to Make Them
Three ingredients, two minutes of preparation, and then the oven does the rest! It doesn’t get much easier than that.
ASSEMBLE. Spread little smoky links in baking dish and crumble brown sugar over the top. Pour pineapple juice over the smokies.
BAKE. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. After sugar has dissolved, baste 3-4 times during the 45 minute baking time. Serve hot.
A couple of recipe notes:
- Lil smokies are already cooked so all you are doing is flavoring them and reheating them.
- What does baste mean? Basting is a term used when you take the juices from the pan and pour them over the top of the dish to keep it moist and flavorful.
Crock Pot Instructions
Cooking these smokies in a crock pot is nice because all you have to do is mix all the ingredients together and cook on LOW for 1-2 hours. Stir occasionally. Once cooked, turn the pot to warm and serve straight from the pot.
Serving & Storage Tips
How many to make: If you want to serve these as an appetizer plan on making 4-5 smokies per person. If you are serving as a dinner, plan to provide 10-11 smokies per person.
Leftovers: Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. Just keep them in an airtight container. You can reheat them in the microwave, on the stove top or stick them in the oven for a few minutes.
For more similar appetizers, check out:
- Bacon Wrapped Smokies
- Barbecue Bacon and Chicken Bites
- Bacon Wrapped Potatoes
- Hot Dog Nuggets
- Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Skewers
Brown Sugar Beanie Weenies Recipe
- 1 package mini smoky links
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- Spread smoky links in a baking dish and crumble brown sugar over the top.
- Pour pineapple juice over smokies
- Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes. After the sugar has dissolved, baste 3-4 times during the 45-minute baking time. Serve.