Grape-BBQ Little Smokies

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Little smokies are always a crowd pleaser. Using just four ingredients, they are inexpensive and super easy to make. Just pop them into a crock pot the night before or early morning of the party and several hours later, you have a warm & tasty appetizer.

This recipe calls for using a crockpot; however, you can easily cook them on the stove in a large pot if you prefer.

Searching the internet, you may find varying opinions on how long to cook these little treats, but after making them for several years for our super bowl party, we’ve found the slower and longer you cook them, the better they are.

Also note, this recipe makes a large batch, however you can easily cut it in half if you’re serving a smaller group of people.


  • 2 cans Coca-Cola (or other similar soda)
  • 4 cups BBQ sauce (or chili sauce)
  • 2 cups grape jelly
  • 2 (3 lb) packages lil’ smokies or cocktail wieners

Note: If you plan to cook these quickly on a stove, you may want to use one can of coke (or eliminate them entirely) as it takes several hours of cooking for the liquid to reduce to a thick sauce.



In your crock pot add the grape jelly and coke.

Next add the BBQ sauce.

Using a whisk, mix until the jelly breaks into small chunks.

Add cocktail wieners or little smokies.

Cover and cook on low for 6 – 8 hours or until wieners are hot and sauce has thickened. Stir well and serve immediately with toothpicks.

To keep them warm for serving, leave the crockpot on the lowest setting.