One 13-ounce package cocktail franks, such as Lit'l Smokies
48 toothpicks, soaked in water for 15 minutes
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, paprika and cayenne pepper and mix well. Set aside.
Slice the bacon strips into thirds. Wrap each frank with a piece of bacon, secure with a toothpick and place on a baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining franks and bacon. Thoroughly coat each bacon-wrapped frank in the brown sugar mixture and place back on the baking sheet.
Bake until the bacon is crispy, 12 to 15 minutes. The rub has a lot of sugar in it, so make sure to turn halfway through the cooking process so the bottoms do not burn.
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