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Glazed Bacon Wrapped Sausage Bites

Looking for a perfect tailgating bite, game-day appetizer or party food? These simple Glazed Bacon Wrapped Sausage Bites are full of flavor. Make extra!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 40 -45 pieces
Calories: 526kcal
Author: Colleen Kennedy


  • 2 pounds Johnsonville Smoked Brats or your choice of sausage
  • 1 pound of bacon thinner bacon works best
  • Glaze
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 TBS of maple syrup or maple flakes
  • 2 TBS coarse mustard I use Grey Poupon Country Dijon
  • 2 TBS white wine vinegar can substitute plain vinegar
  • 2 TBS water
  • Rub
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 TBS McCormick Sweet & Smoky Rub


  • Cut sausage into 2-inch pieces and set aside.
  • Cut your bacon strips in half with kitchen shears or a sharp knife and set aside.
  • Mix rub ingredients together and blend well, then sprinkle 1 TBS of the rub onto your sausage pieces and toss.
  • Separate bacon half-strips and rub a bit of the seasoning rub onto both sides of your bacon strips. Do 4-5 at a time.
  • Wrap a strip around a sausage p[eice and secure with a toothpick and place back onto a baking sheet.
  • Repeat until finished.
  • If you have extra seasoning left over, just toss it into your glaze and heat it until it melts in.
  • If grilling, clean and oil your grates, heat grill to high and then place your sausage bites onto the grill turning the grates they are actually on to low. Turn the bites allowing them to crisp up but not burn.
  • Once they begin to crisp up, brush them with the glaze, turning and brushing again and again until done to your liking. You may need to move bites to indirect hear or your upper rack to prevent burning after you glaze them.
  • If cooking in your oven, place Bites onto a rack or broiler pan and bake at 375 for 25-35 minutes (brushing them with the glaze after the bacon begins to crisp up) or until bacon is crisped to your liking.
  • Best served warm.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 526kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 2004mg | Sugar: 12g