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Candied Bacon

  • Prep Time 0:05
  • Cook Time 0:25
  • Estimated Cost $3.50

OK, don’t freak out, but this is amazing. And i mean uhhh—maayyy-ziiing.

It’s not an everyday bacon (if there is such a thing as an “everyday bacon”), but once in awhile, crumbled atop a fancy salad, wedged into some mashed sweet potatoes or even chopped and served over bourbon vanilla ice cream, it’s magical.

It’s also addictive, so if you’re going to bother anyway, you might want to make a double-batch.


  • 1 12-oz package thick-cut bacon (preferably uncured) $3.50
  • light brown sugar Pantry

Recipe Serves 4-6


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Cut bacon slices in half, short-wise. Arrange, with a bit of space between them, on the foil-lined baking sheet.
  3. Sprinkle each piece of bacon evenly with about 1 tsp brown sugar.
  4. Bake for 22-25 minutes, until bacon is golden-brown. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before serving (this will help solidify the caramelized sugars).

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Lori @ RecipeGirl, on Jan 11, 11:20 AM, wrote:

Looks like a must-try to me! Yum!

Theresa Strobel, on Jan 11, 11:37 AM, wrote:

Try dipping it in milk chocolate.

Dianne Faw, on Jan 11, 01:16 PM, wrote:

I think I have to make this! I’ve been seeing mention but now…well, I’m enticed.
I probably would snarf it all down but if I wanted to keep it (!) how would I do it? Would it freeze?
Thanks, Gabi!

Ally, on Jan 23, 06:38 PM, wrote:

Have you ever done this recipe and added some cayenne to the brown sugar? It’s so good, it’s spicy and sweet at the same time. Yum!

Bob Ehler, on Feb 17, 05:58 AM, wrote:

I made a batch & it was so good, I never got a chance to try it myself…WARNING: Make a double batch!

Gayle Nordin, on Jun 20, 09:51 AM, wrote:

Can you use turkey bacon?

Greg Fly, on May 6, 02:40 PM, wrote:

Awesome, looks great! Any idea if you can throw in a bit of chili pepper or would that throw the whole thing off?

AlyceRyan, on Nov 5, 12:38 AM, wrote:

I think it is a good idea for people to make their own candied bacon because it allows them to control the amount of sugar and salt that is used. I have tried candied bacon before and I thought it was very tasty, but I do not like how much sugar and salt that was in it. Go to engineering jobs chicago for best ideas. It tastes great on top of toast or even just on its own. I also like the fact that it has a lot of fiber in it, which helps me feel full for longer periods of time.

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