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Spicy Sausage Bites with Coca-Cola® Glaze

These cheesy bites of spicy sausage are coated in a sweet and fizzy Coca-Cola® glaze for a perfect balance of salty and sweet! They’re easy to make, bake, and can be easily prepared ahead of time and frozen prior to baking! 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Coca-Cola Glaze, Sausage Balls, Spicy Sausage Bites
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 50 Sausage bites
Calories 83 kcal
Author Stephanie

Ingredients

*Sausage Bites*

  • 1 lb. spicy ground sausage
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese*
  • 1 ¼ cups Baking Mix (Bisquick)
  • Fresh Parsley chopped, for garnishing

*Coca-Cola® Glaze*

  • 8.45 oz. Half of a 16.9 ounce bottle Coca-Cola® Zero Sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar light or dark
  • 1 Tablespoon corn starch
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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Add all ingredients for the sausage bites to a large bowl. Use your hands to mix until well-combined. It takes a bit of mixing to accomplish this but eventually you’ll have one uniform mixture.
  3. Roll the sausage mix into 1-inch balls and place them onto greased baking sheets.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes.
  5. While the sausage bites bake, combine the Coca-Cola Zero Sugar and the brown sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring continuously.
  6. Whisk in the corn starch. Increase the heat to medium-high to bring the mixture to a light bubble, then decrease the heat to medium-low. Stir occasionally.
  7. Remove the sausage bites from the oven and ensure that they area lightly browned. Bake up to five additional minutes if needed.
  8. Add the sausage bites to the Coca-Cola glaze in batches, ensuring that they are well-coated on all sides. Place onto a serving dish as you coat them.
  9. Insert toothpicks for serving and sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

⭐TIP: For even more spice, you can mix some hot habanero cheese into the mix along with the cheddar!

⭐TIP: Club Pick Up makes it easy to grab everything you need for this recipe at your local Sam’s Club so that you can get everything you need for holiday entertaining in a snap! 

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Sausage Bites with Coca-Cola® Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 83 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 141mg6%
Potassium 41mg1%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.