This is always such a popular holiday appetizer, and I don’t know anyone, besides vegetarians, who can resist these little bad boys. I most definitely can’t! My brother and my nephews would go nuts for these, so I ought to be a nice sister and aunt and make them a batch. Or two. 😀
To be quite honest, I actually prefer appetizers and savory treats over all the delicious cookies and candies everyone sets out at Christmas. Sure, I want a caramel (or four) but my sweet tooth is content after that indulgence. What I really crave is salty snack mixes, bread, gooey dips, cheese and crackers and treats like this.
Apparently, I’m not the only one because we’ve been setting out more appetizer-type snacks at our holiday celebrations and they go fast. These little guys will most certainly be a hit and are really simple to make. The brown sugar caramelizes beautifully while the hint of cayenne pepper adds a touch of heat to help cut through the richness of the sausage too.
Christmas is an insanely busy time for most people and making treats, sweet and savory, can be hard to do. Fortunately, you can make these in advance and freeze them. Just check out of my Notes Section for instructions and you’ll be good to go whenever you need them. Because trust me — your family and friends will gobble them up and ask for more!