Delicious and ready in a matter of minutes, these sticky cocktail sausages make the perfect Christmas canapé. Now, where’s that cocktail?!



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Sticky cocktail sausage recipe

Does it get any easier than cocktail sausages? Loved by all ages and easy to throw together, there is no better crowd pleaser for a festive party and these sticky cocktail sausages have long been a favourite at any of our Christmas gatherings.

As we make a slow return to the Christmas parties of former years, our plan is to leave behind the stress and panic and truly enjoy celebrating the time with loved ones.

We want to minimize our time in the kitchen and maximize our time hugging, laughing and being merry. This cocktail sausage recipe is the first step on that journey.

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sticky cocktail sausage recipe

The nuttiness of the sesame seeds along with the heat of the chili and sweetness of honey creates a perfectly balanced bite.

And the fact that these only take minutes to prepare while making you look like a culinary god or goddess is just the cocktail stick on top of a delicious Christmas canape.  

Now, while you could absolutely use uncooked cocktail sausages here, roast them in the oven and then follow the steps below, we see no need in making more work for ourselves. Pre-cooked cocktail sausages work perfectly, just ensure they are piping hot throughout when reheating them and you will have a cocktail sausage recipe that is truly the work of minutes.

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Sticky cocktail sausage recipe

Sticky Cocktail Sausages

Delicious and ready in a matter of minutes, these sticky cocktail sausages make the perfect Christmas canapé. Now, where's that cocktail?!
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Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Entertaining
Suitable For Dairy Free, Quick and easy
Servings 20


  • 40 pre-cooked cocktail sausages
  • 75 ml sweet chili sauce
  • 30 ml soy sauce
  • 20 ml honey
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds


  • In a dry frying pan, toast the sesame seeds over a low-medium heat until golden and with a nutty aroma. Set aside. 
  • In a bowl, combine the sweet chili sauce, honey and soy sauce. 
  • Place the cocktail sausages in a large frying pan over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Add the sauce mixture and stir to ensure the sausages are evenly coated. 
  • Continue to cook for another 3-4 minutes until the sauce has reduced and the sausages are piping hot. 
  • Sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds and serve. 
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