Brown Sugar Beanie Weenies

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.

Brown sugar beanie weenies in a serving dish

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.

Brownie sugar smokies

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.

Close up of brown sugar little smokies

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.

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Brown Sugar Beanie Weenies Recipe

5 from 2 votes
With only 5 minutes of prep and 3 ingredients, these Brown Sugar Beanie Weenies are by far one of the easiest appetizers!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 385 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 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.

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  1. No, you’re not the only one who can eat 20 (or more) of these little guys. This recipe sounds really good, but I was wondering why you call them Beanie Weenies when there are no beans involved.

      1. Funny. I’ve never heard them called that. To me beanie weenies are hot dogs with either baked beans or pork and beans. Maybe a regional thing.

  2. On the instructions for the recipe what does baste mean …im lost on what to do for that part….?? Help lol

    1. Baste means to brush with the au jus (the juice). In this case the melted brown sugar and the pineapple juice in the pan.

    1. Yes, you can. I haven’t done that yet, but I think these would be a great recipe for the crockpot. Let me know how they taste!!

    1. To dip them in? We usually just eat them without dip, because they are so flavorful on their own. You can dip in bbq sauce, kids love ranch…

  3. NOT truly beanie weenies since They lack the beans. Beanie weenies are always a beans and FRANKs dish. MAYBE just brown sugar cocktail weenies?

  4. Y’all are so annoying and technical of the dish was called Bernie weenie for her without beans then that’s what she call them. Y’all could have literally kept y’all comments to yourself. Add beans if want beans simple just got to be negative.