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Candied Bacon

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Candied Bacon is the perfect combination of sweet and salty as it takes bacon and caramelizes it in maple syrup and brown sugar with just a hint of pepper. Once you try candied bacon you are going to want to add it to all your favorite recipes. 

Candied Bacon

If you have yet to hear of or try candied bacon, let me tell you you are missing out! Once you try this recipe, you will wish you would have tried it sooner! It is a bold delicious flavor that will leave you craving more every single time. 

Candied bacon

You can make it as the recipe calls for or add a little bit of spice for a whole new treat that you will love. Add this to the top of your cucumber tomato salad with bacon or enjoy it as a delicious afternoon snack or any other favorite recipe! 

candied bacon

Ingredients:

  • ½ lbs. bacon
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • Dash of black pepper

How to Make Candied Bacon

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil and spray with nonstick
  • Cut the bacon strips in half and place them on the baking sheet. Do not overlap them.
  • In a small bowl, mix the maple syrup, brown sugar, and black pepper and mix until well combined.
  • Brush the mixture over the bacon on both sides.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes in the oven
candied bacon

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • When making candied bacon, you want to use thick sliced bacon. 
  • You want to be sure to not overlap your bacon on the tray. If you have to, you can cook your candied bacon in 2 batches. 
  • If you want to make this spicier, add ½ tsp of crushed red pepper flakes and ¼ tsp of cayenne pepper to your maple syrup and brown sugar.
  • Do not skip using parchment paper or aluminum foil on the trays. Cleaning up candied bacon directly on the tray is not fun, trust me from experience I know. 
  • Be sure to leave room in between the pieces of bacon as they cook. 
  • Let your candied bacon sit for about 15 minutes before enjoying it after it cooks. This allows the glaze to finish setting for a perfect piece of candied bacon. 
candied bacon

Storage

You will want to store your candied bacon in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge.

candied bacon

Can you make this ahead of time?

Yes, you can make this up to 4 days before you are going to use it. 

candied bacon
candied bacon

Candied Bacon

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Candied Bacon is the perfect combination of sweet and salty as it takes bacon and carmalizes it in maple syrup and brown sugar with just a hint of pepper. Once you try candied bacon you are going to want to add it to all your favorite recipes. 

Ingredients

  • ½ lbs. bacon
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • Dash of black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil and spray with nonstick
  3. Cut the bacon strips in half and place on the baking sheet. Do not overlap them.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the maple syrup, brown sugar and black pepper and mix until well combined.
  5. Brush the mixture over the bacon on both sides.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes in the oven

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 959mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 19g

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