Sweet And Spicy Candied Bacon Recipe

Sweet And Spicy Candied Bacon Recipe.  National Bacon Day is coming up and I have just the recipe to help you celebrate.  This recipe is sweet, spicy, fun and easy to make.

Sweet And Spicy Candied Bacon Recipe

This sweet and spicy candied bacon recipe will become a favorite for your family.  It is great for parties, family gatherings, even great Christmas gifts.  You can package and box them for a great teacher gift or Christmas gift.  You can easily personalize this recipe and make it what you love.  During the holidays, I add cinnamon and pecans to the brown sugar mixture.  It tastes amazing!

Sweet And Spicy Candied Bacon Recipe

One thing that is important when you make this candied bacon is to let it cook.  Let it get brown.  I usually set my timer for 30 minutes to check the bacon.  If it’s not good and brown, then I set it for another 5 minutes and so on.  You want the sugar to caramelize on the bacon and you don’t want soft bacon.  You also don’t want to burn it.  Over-cooking is okay, just not burned.  Play around with it and see what works for you.  You can even add pecans to make a praline candied bacon, YUM!

Sweet And Spicy Candied Bacon Recipe

Sweet And Spicy Candied Bacon

Servings 12


  • 1 1/2 pounds thick cut bacon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp chili powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Mix brown sugar, cayenne pepper, and chili powder together in a mixing bowl.  Add maple syrup and mix until well blended.  

  3. Lay bacon strips out flat on cookie sheets that have been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.  I line mine with foil, then spray with non-stick cooking spray.

  4. Spread 1 T of brown sugar mixture over each strip of bacon (there are usually about 12-15 strips in 1 1/2 pounds of thick cut bacon).

  5. Distribute leftover brown sugar mixture over each piece of bacon then press the brown sugar mixture into the bacon with your hands.  

  6. Carefully place cookie sheets with bacon into the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes.  I set my timer for 30 minutes and check the bacon.  If it's not done, I set the timer for another 5 minutes and repeat until the bacon is done.  You'll know it's done when it's nice and brown.  

  7. Carefully remove the cookie sheets from the oven and immediately transfer the slices of bacon onto parchment paper and allow to cool.  





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