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Candied Bacon

This is a fantastic Candied Bacon recipe that I had adapted from Food Network's Bitchin' Kitchen, Nadia G. In one of the episodes, Nadia transformed plain smoked bacon into this tasty treat. It's sweet, salty, and slightly spicy. I have made this many times for snacking as it's really good. I even made some candied bacon butter out of it. :)

Candied Bacon


250 g (8 thick slices) Applewood Smoked Bacon
About ¼ Cup Brown or Raw Sugar
Cayenne Pepper, for sprinkling


Preheat oven to 400˚F.

Line a large baking pan with tin foil. Place a wire rack on top of the prepared pan. Arrange bacon slices in a single layer and coat evenly with sugar. Lightly press the sugar into the bacon, sprinkle them with cayenne pepper.

Bake for about 20 minutes, flip over, and continue to bake for another 8 to 10 minutes or until the bacon caramelized with deep red color. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.

Note: Cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the bacon.


  1. I love your blog , your recipes always look so good

  2. I've made this and it's astoundingly delicious! But, surprising for me, I didn't use the cayenne pepper. I will have to try that next time.

    I find thick cut bacon can be so "iffy" in thickness, quality, and taste.

    What brand of bacon did you use, or prefer?

  3. Oh this is SO very yummy! I'm guilty of dipping bacon in the sugar bowl :), so I know I would LOVE this!

  4. @Brian : I used Pederson's Natural Farms bacon.

  5. I make this a lot!I just use black pepper or peppered bacon. And one thing I know for sure is that you can never make enough. It also makes awesome BLT's.

  6. A simple recipe, yet I know this will be a big hit for breakfast. Thanks!

  7. Mmm...I love making bacon this way! My favourite is Bourbon Maple Syrup to candy the pork's delicious!

  8. I used this recipe to garnish a cocktail, I baked the bacon on wood picks- it was A-mazing!
    Oaxaca Smash:
    Sombra Mezcal
    Muddled fresh pineapple w/ spoon of raw sugar
    Fresh lemon & lime juice (sour mix)
    Splash pineapple juice
    Dash Angostura bitters
    Shaken, served over ice, garnish w/ candied bacon.


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