The year is full of occasions for gatherings; weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, sporting events, or even as just an excuse to have fun and socialize! And whether you’re a host or a guest, with these Smokin’ Hot Smokies, you’ll be the hit of the party!

Smokin’ Hot Smokies

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 (14 oz) pkg. cocktail sausages
  • 14 to 15 bacon strips
  • 1½ cups brown sugar, divided
  • ½ tsp. five-spice powder
  • ¾ cup cola
  • Toothpicks

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cut the bacon strips crosswise into three pieces. The Rada Stubby Butcher Knife is ideal for this.


Wrap cut pieces of bacon around individual cocktail sausages.


Insert a toothpick through the bacon-wrapped cocktail sausages, securing the ingredients together.


Place the bacon-wrapped smokies in a greased 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup brown sugar. Bake about 40 minutes or until sugar is bubbly.


Remove pan from oven. Transfer smokies into a Crock-Pot or slow cooker, which need to be sprayed with nonstick coating.


Add ¾ cup of brown sugar, ¾ cup of cola, and ½ tsp. of five-spice powder to the smokies. Add hot sauce as desired to control the level of heat. Cover the Crock-Pot or slow cooker and set to high, allowing the smokies to cook for four hours.


After cook time, remove from heat source and serve!

Smokin’ Hot Smokies

Whether you’re a host or a guest, with these Smokin’ Hot Smokies, you’ll be the hit of the party!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 40


  • 1 (14 oz.) pkg. cocktail sausages
  • 14 to 15 strips bacon
  • cups brown sugar, divided
  • ½ tsp. five-spice powder
  • ¾ cup cola
  • wooden toothpicks


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13" baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. 
  • Cut each bacon strip crosswise into 3 even pieces.
  • Wrap cut pieces of bacon around individual cocktail sausages.
  • Insert a wooden toothpick through the bacon-wrapped cocktail sausage, securing the ingredients together.
  • Place the bacon-wrapped smokies in the baking pan and sprinkle with 3/4 cup brown sugar. Bake about 40 minutes or until sugar is bubbly.
  • Spray a 3-quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. 
  • Transfer sausages to prepared cooker. Sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup brown sugar and five-spice powder. Drizzle with cola and hot sauce.
  • Cover and cook on high for 4 hours.

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Smokin’ Hot Smokies Video

Start Smokin’ Hot Smokies Video Transcript

Hi, Kristi in the Rada kitchen and today I want to share a recipe for Smokin’ Hot Smokies. This is a recipe out of our cookbook, Party Snacks to Share. This has sweet and sassy recipes, it has crunchy recipes, these we’re actually going to make in our slow cooker, so let’s get started.

Ingredients you need to make our Smokin’ Hot Smokies include a 14 oz package of cocktail sausages, 14 to 15 bacon strips, a cup and a half of brown sugar, you’re going to divide that, a half a teaspoon of five-spice powder, three-quarter cup of cola, and hot sauce to taste.

So, you want to preheat your oven to 325 degrees, and you’ll need a 9 x 13 baking pan. I’m using the Rada stoneware Rectangular Baker; you don’t have to preseason those. If you have any other one, you’ll want to spray it with a nonstick cooking spray. Alright, so we’re going to take a couple slices of bacon, and then we’re going to cut it into three pieces crosswise. And then you’re going to take a cocktail sausage and you’re going to wrap the bacon around and then put a toothpick through it. Sometimes you’re going to have to layer it to stick it all together. Then you place your Smokies in a 9 x 13 pan. And then what we’re going to do is sprinkle a ¾ cup of brown sugar over the top.

Now we’re going to bake these in the oven for about 40 minutes until the sugar gets melted and bubbly. After 40 minutes, you’re going to transfer your smoking hot Smokies to a Crock-Pot or a slow cooker you’ll want to spray it with nonstick cooking spray. And then to the slow cooker you’re going to add ¾ cup of brown sugar, and then ¾ cup of Coke, just drizzle that over the top, a half a teaspoon of five-spice powder and then hot sauce to taste. Depending on how hot you want it, you control the heat. Cook this on high for four hours and then they’ll be ready to serve.

Smokin’ Hot Smokies, just one of the recipes to serve at your next Super Bowl get-together or a holiday. It’s a great appetizer and there’s a lot more in our Party Snacks to Share cookbook.

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