Candied bacon can be used as an appetizer by itself or as an ingredient in other dishes. We used it for a Game of Thrones finally party with friends as part of Deviled Dragon Eggs (some roughly chopped in the deviled egg mix with a small piece sticking out of the top.)

Candied Bacon
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Quick and sweet bacon candy for snacking or to add to other dishes

Course: Appetizer
Servings: 4 pieces
  • 4 strips Bacon
  • 2 tbsn Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  1. Heat over to 350.

    Mix Brown Sugar and Cayenne Pepper in a bowl. 

    Lay Bacon on parchment paper closely packed together

    Bacon on parchment paper for Candied Bacon
  2. Thinly coat both sides of the bacon with sugar mix.

    Coat Bacon with Sugar Mix Candied Bacon
  3. Place bacon on a rack on a baking sheet, cook for 10 minutes, flip over and cook for another 10 minutes. Remove and let cool.

    Candied Bacon on Baking Sheet
  4. Serve as full pieces, or chop and add to deviled eggs or other dishes that could use some sweet and tangy bacon flavor.

Recipe Notes

Increase sugar and pepper as needed for more bacon