Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktail Wieners Recipe Is Sweet & Savory by Donna John

Appetizers Slow Cooker
a year ago

Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktail Wieners Recipe Is Sweet & Savory

Back in the day in my family, you served spinach dipqueso and these cocktail wieners at every party, baby shower, birthday party or other special event. The two sauce ingredients in this cocktail wiener recipe may sound crazy, but they work. 

The two-ingredient sauce is made with grape jelly and chili sauce. That's it. These sweet and savory appetizers stay warm in the slow cooker so you can enjoy visiting with friends and family. Give these slow-cooked wieners a try on New Year's Eve. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 0 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes (stovetop) and 4 to 6 hours (slow cooker)
Total Time: 10 minutes (stovetop) and 4 to 6 hours (slow cooker)


  • 2 packages (1 pound each) mini cocktail wieners 
  • 1 cup grape jelly
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce (We always used Heinz Chili Sauce)

Here's how to make it: 

  1. For the stove-top method, combine the grape jelly and chili sauce in a pot. Heat until melted together. Add the cocktail wieners and simmer on low heat until heated through. Serve. 
  2. For the slow-cooker method, add all ingredients into a slow cooker. Mix well. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours. 

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Elisa Schmitz
The grape jelly definitely threw me! But it sounds good, and so easy to make. A real winner (wiener)! :-) Donna John
Donna John
I know, right? The first time I made these was when my kids were really young. My mom told me how to make them. I thought she'd officially lost her mind. :-) Definitely a throwback recipe for me.
Marjorie A. Carter
sounds great. what I have done is do it with meatballs add what you suggested plus Worchester sauce.

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