I followed other reviewers suggestions by using center cut bacon and dipping it in brown sugar and then wrapping the smokey in the bacon in the brown sugar bowl. I wrapped them the night before and then left them sitting in a bowl overnight to make for quick cooking the next day.
I followed another reviewers idea to cook them at 400 for 40 minutes and then broil the last 4 minutes...BAD IDEA. They looked really dark after 40 minutes! I would either cook them as the recipe recommends or higher heat for shorter time (seems obvious, I know, not sure what I was thinking).
They tasted ok with the recipe as stated but then I put them in a pan with the juices that were left from them sitting in the bowl overnight along with 1/4 cup maple syrup as other reviewers recommended and they were MUCH better (the 1 star was taken off because they were a little bland before the addition of the maple syrup). The maple flavor definitely adds a lot. These were a big hit. Next time I'm going to be more careful about watching them while they are in the oven.
I didn't use toothpicks because the bacon stuck to the smokies. After cooking, a FEW of them came unwrapped so I stuck toothpicks in them to hold the bacon on. Next time, I will use toothpicks on all of them because we set these out on a plate and people grabbed the ones with toothpicks first because they were easier to pick up.
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I followed other reviewers suggestions by using center cut bacon and dipping it in brown sugar...