Sweet and Salty Candied Bacon

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Candied bacon. Enough said. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.


  • 12 ounces bacon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
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    1. Preheat the oven to 375° F.
    2. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
    3. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the brown sugar, maple syrup, black pepper, and cayenne pepper to form a thick paste.
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium20% DV480mg
    Fat40% DV26g
    Protein14% DV7g
    Carbs4% DV11g
    Fiber0% DV0g
    Calories300Calories from Fat230
    Total Fat26g40%
    Saturated Fat9g45%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat230
    Total Carbohydrate11g4%
    Dietary Fiber0g0%
    Vitamin A2%
    Vitamin C0%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Carlson 21 days ago
    Would definitely make it again.
    Josh a month ago
    Awesome! I love the step by step directions. And it tastes awesome.
    Amber Ray a month ago
    Too hard and sticky, doesn’t even taste like bacon. I won’t make again
    It was really good, but it should only be exactly 20 minutes or your bacon will burn, and make sure it's just in the middle of your oven.
    Roger Kerse 2 months ago
    I cooked for 20 min with given temperature and it was soooo burned. I’ll try next time with less time
    Elias Hardt 2 months ago
    Definitely watch your oven carefully after 15 minutes or so!
    claire 4 months ago
    really nice defo make again
    Shan 8 months ago
    Delicious, but if you like your bacon crunchy then I would cook for longer. Tastes almost identical to the million dollar bacon from First Watch!
    Bob Johndrow 9 months ago
    We love this candied bacon. It turned out to be amazing warm with eggs, and later chopped and added to a spinach salad with pears and blue cheese.
    Neysa Younger a year ago
    Flavor was great! Mistake I made was that I used turkey bacon which was thinner so it ripped apart when I was tossing it in the mixture . I do plan to try this again with thicker bacon slices.
    Brenda J. a year ago
    I made twice the coating because I had two packs of bacon. I ended up using all of it on one package and everyone loved it.
    Eden Klinger a year ago
    The bacon is amazing. Had to replace the maple syrup with honey but added water and it was fine. Super tasty and helps me make a killer BLT.
    Stokes 2 years ago
    Recipe needs to only be used with thick cut bacon and 20 minutes is way too long. Bacon was burnt within 10 minutes