Candied Bacon


Candied bacon makes a great crunchy, smoky, and sweet party snack.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 pound thick-cut bacon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Mix brown sugar, rice vinegar, maple syrup, and black pepper in a small bowl.

  3. Place bacon slices on a cooling rack set over a baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, turn slices, and bake another 5 minutes.

  5. Remove bacon and brush both sides with brown sugar mixture. Return bacon to the oven and bake another 5 minutes. Repeat basting every 5 minutes until bacon is browned and crisp, about 35 minutes.

    overhead looking down at a cooling rack of candied bacon
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

187 Calories
10g Fat
14g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 187
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 577mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 9g
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 168mg 4%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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