Keep game day fun with these Grape Jelly Little Smokies. Easy to make with just three ingredients and a slow cooker.
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The best thing about game day is the food. I apologize for nothing.
And the best game day food is a buffet of appetizers. Gimme all the dips and little bites.
These Grape Jelly Little Smokies are just about as easy as it gets and sure to be a big hit.
Ingredients for Grape Jelly Little Smokies
What Kind of Barbecue Sauce?
There are lots of good bottled barbecue sauces out there and they will all be great in this recipe.
Because grape jelly is added, there’s a good amount of sweetness going on. So if you love a sticky, sweet smokie definitely go ahead and use a barbecue on the sweeter side. My favorite sweet barbecue sauce is Sweet Baby Ray’s.
If you don’t want these to be overly sweet, a smoky or spicy option would be great for you. Jack Stack (out of Kansas City) is my favorite barbecue sauce that’s on the smokier side.
So Many Reasons to Make These Delicious Bites
Let’s start by saying, all you need is 3 ingredients for the Grape Jelly Little Smokies. THREE.
All you have to do is whisk together the grape jelly and barbecue sauce in a slow cooker, toss in the little smokies and set it to cook. It doesn’t get any easier.
You can also cook these on the stove top if you need them done quicker. I’ll include instructions for both preparations in the recipe card below.
Not only are these smokies great for game day as I mentioned earlier but they are also perfect for holiday celebrations.
Everybody loves a little smokie covered in barbecue sauce. So add a little sweetness and caramelization and you for sure have a winner.
How to Serve
The easiest way to serve these little smokies is as follows: dip into the slow cooker with a tooth pick. Go wild. Follow your heart.
Or you know, you can add a scoop to your plate.
More Game Day Appetizers to Try:
Grape Jelly Little Smokies
- Slow Cooker
- 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
- 3/4 cup grape jelly
- 28 oz. package little smokies
- Whisk together the barbecue sauce and grape jelly in slow cooker. Add little smokies and toss to coat. Cook on low heat for 3 to 4 hours, stirring every hour.
- For stove top preparation: Whisk together barbecue sauce and grape jelly in a large saucepan. Add little smokies and stir to coat. Heat over medium heat until simmering. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook fro 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.