Smoked bacon wrapped honey buns

Now a days, people are wrapping bacon around anything. First there was bacon wrapped Oreos, then oatmeal cream pies and now this! These smoked bacon wrapped honey buns are surprisingly good though.

You get the salty bite from the bacon and the sweet honey glazed buns with a kiss of smoke. Serve these as a fun snack or desert after a bbq and you’ve just become a backyard legend! 

smoked bacon wrapped honey buns
Photos for this recipe are from Erin Hungsberg (IG: erin_hungsberg)


Before we kick off, let’s round up our ingredients. 

  • 6 honey buns (Jumbo or regular size)
  • 12 strips of thick-cut bacon
  • BBQ Seasoning 
  • Toothpicks


  1. Preheat Your Smoker: Fire up your smoker to 250°F. For that perfect smoky flavor, applewood or cherry wood are my top picks.
  2. Wrap with Bacon: Take each honey bun and wrap them up tight with a strip or two of bacon. Secure with toothpicks if needed, so nothing falls apart.
Bacon wrapped honey buns

3. Season it up.  Take your favorite bbq rub and season the tops of each honey bun with a light coating. 

Smoking the Honey Buns

Arrange the bacon wrapped honey buns on the smoker grate. Make sure they have enough space around them for even cooking. Let them smoke for up to 2 hours, or until the bacon is crispy and the honey buns are gooey and warm. 

smoked bacon wrapped honey buns

Serving Suggestions

These smoked bacon wrapped honey buns are best served hot. For an even sweeter bite, drizzle some honey over them to finish or top them off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Or both!

Tips for Success

  1. Quality Bacon is Key: Use high quality bacon for the best texture and flavor.
  2. Temperature Check: Keep an eye on your smoker’s temp to ensure even cooking.
  3. Flavor Experiments: Don’t be afraid to try different types of wood, seasonings, and glazes to make this recipe your own.


Smoked bacon wrapped honey buns are the ultimate BBQ treat, combining sweet and savory in a way that’s guaranteed to impress. Follow this guide to create a dish that will have everyone talking and coming back for seconds!

smoked bacon wrapped honey buns


Can I use a regular oven instead of a smoker? Absolutely! Bake them in a preheated oven at 350°F for 20-25 minutes until the bacon is crispy. You won’t get the smoky flavor, but they’ll still be delicious.

How should I store leftovers? Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

Can I use other types of buns? Yes! Try cinnamon rolls or sticky buns for a different yet equally delicious twist. Try oatmeal cream pies, Twinkies and Oreos too. I won’t judge.

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  • 6 honey buns 
  • 612 strips of bacon 
  • 2 tablespoons of bbq seasoning 


  1. Wrap each honey bun in 1-2 strips of bacon, then season with bbq seasoning of your choice on top. If you need a homemade recipe try mine here.
  2. Preheat your smoker to 250°F and smoke honey buns for up to 2 hours or until bacon gets crispy. You can turn up the heat some to crisp up the bacon if needed but be careful as the bottoms of the honey buns can burn. 
  3. Remove honey buns off the smoker and serve while still warm. 
  • Author: Jordan Hanger

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