How To Make Cocktail Weenies

Appetizers are as important as the meal and no one can deny the importance of healthy and tasty appetizers. And when we talk about appetizers; Cocktail Weenies is the name that comes to everyone’s mind. Call them mini pigs in blankets or mini-franks; everyone is a fan of this amazing appetizer. The best thing about Cocktail Weenies is that they are really cheap and are easy to make. Cooking Cocktail Weenies doesn’t require a lot of cooking skills and anyone with a very little knowledge of cooking can easily prepare these inexpensive yet tasty appetizers.

If you have some important guests coming over and you want to present a really good dinner, the idea to make Cocktail Weenies would be a pretty one. First impression is everything and Cocktail Weenies can do that for you. And the best thing about having Cocktail Weenies as appetizers is that you can easily prepare it at home.

Prep time: 50 min
Bake time: 20 to 25 min
Total time: 70 to 75 min
Yield: 36 sausages
Utensils: Oven, Forks, Knives

Cocktail sausages (“Lil’ Smokies”): 14 oz package
Bacon: 12 slices
Brown sugar: To taste


  • 1

    Preheat the oven to around 350- degrees or according to your instructions. In order for an easy clean-up after the party, line your cookies sheets with parchment paper. It would take couple of extra minutes but will certainly save you a huge amount of headache later on.

  • 2

    Take your hot dogs and pat dry them. Do not use any other method to dry the hot dogs and make sure to only pat dry them.

  • 3

    The next thing you need to do is to open just one section of the crescent dough and when you are done with that, place a whole frank at the shortest side of the dough.  Roll up the dough until it covers the entire hot dog. Now you have to press the dough together and the best thing to do would be to seal it around the frank.

  • 4

    Now, cut the dough-encased franks into four pieces of even size and take them to the parchment paper. Space them evenly on the parchment paper. After you are done with this step, you need to repeat the step 3 one more.

  • 5

    Once you are done with all that, bake for 20-25 minutes and wait. After that time, the dough should be golden and when this is the case, it means that the meat is fully cooked. Your cocktail weenies are ready to serve. Enjoy and do not forget to serve immediately.

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