How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Pat smokies dry with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture.
Divide slices of bacon into 4 equal sections. Add bacon pieces to a medium-size bowl; toss with brown sugar. Wrap one sugared bacon piece around each of the smokies, skewering horizontally with a toothpick to secure.
Place bacon-wrapped smokies on an oven-safe cooling rack, and then place rack on a jellyroll pan lined with parchment paper. Bake smokies for 20-25 minutes until bacon is almost cooked through.
Pull smokies out of the oven and brush with maple syrup, turning to coat. Return smokies to the oven, and cook an additional 5 minutes until bacon is crisp. Serve warm.