Mr. Serious recently came home from work saying he needed a dish for a potluck lunch at work. After I shook my head trying to figure out how everybody was going to keep things a safe temperature, and shook off his idea of bringing stuffing, I remembered having a delicious sweet and savory sausage appetizer at my friend’s house. She called it “meat candy” and I’ll definitely agree with that. It’s easy, delicious, and a crowd pleaser!
Gather your ingredients for meat candy
Get to cooking
Preheat your oven to 350F. Or the temperature at which you cook your bacon.
You’ll want to cut your bacon into smaller pieces. We took each strip and cut it down into quarters.
Wrap each sausage with a piece of bacon and secure it with a toothpick. Place them into a well oiled or cooking sprayed dish. You can also use a metal baking sheet pan covered with foil and sprayed. We liked the ease of cleaning the glass and not using foil.
Next, once you have all of your sausages wrapped, sprinkle a generous amount of brown sugar over the top of the wrapped sausages. Yes, a generous amount. This was our first sprinkling. You’ll want to do a second.
Pop that meat candy into the oven for about 20-40 minutes (depending on your oven). Keep an eye on the bacon being done.
Wait for them to cool and enjoy immediately. They will disappear so make sure you get your own plate of them.
What’s great about these is that you can keep them hot in a slow-cooker so you can use your oven if you are entertaining people. Or if you can take them to work in a slow-cooker and plug them in to keep them hot.
Pro-tip: Use a slow-cooker liner so you can just take it out and toss it and not have to work about the sugary, sticky meat candy and trying to clean your slow-cooker while you are at work.
- 1 package Little smokies or similar sausage
- 1 package bacon
- brown sugar
- cooking spray
- Preheat your oven to 350F.
- Cut your bacon into smaller pieces- approximately quarter strips
- Wrap each sausage with a piece of bacon and secure it with a toothpick.
- Place them into a well oiled or cooking sprayed dish. You can also use a metal baking sheet pan covered with foil and sprayed. We liked the ease of cleaning the glass and not using foil.
- Sprinkle wrapped sausages with a generous amount of brown sugar over the top of the wrapped sausages.
- Cook for approximately 30 minutes at 350F until bacon is cooked to your liking.
- Allow to cool slightly before enjoyingl