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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Brown Sugar Candied Bacon (With a Kick)

Brown Sugar-Candied Bacon
I am obsessed with the combination of sweet and savory. And if you’ve taken the time to look through my recipes, you’ll notice that they have a much defined sweet-savory theme.  

The first time I made Candied Bacon I used maple syrup.  But I find, unless braised quite a bit, that the bacon doesn’t absorb the maple flavor too well. And once cooked, it doesn’t get the hard candy feel the candied bacon made with Brown Sugar has.

If you’re a bacon fan and love the sweet and savory combo as much as I do, you absolutely have to try this candied bacon recipe.

Candied Bacon Ingredients:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  3. Heavily cover both sides of each slice of bacon in the brown sugar and arrange the slices so there is no contact between them on the baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 15 to 25 minutes (until the bacon is well caramelized).
  5. Use a pair of tongs to transfer the bacon strips to a cooling rack and allow the excess fat to drain. Let the bacon cool until hardened.

Maybe be served alone as Bacon Candy or used as a garnish for a Bacon Cocktail.

Do you love bacon? Check out these tasty bacon treats!


  1. Oh man that sounds amazing!! Definitely trying this one!

  2. You absolutely should - I'm soo addicted... =)