Candied Bacon Sticks


Bacon on a bread stick makes this lower calories than bacon on a smokie and it's so good!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
50 sticks


  • cooking spray

  • 2 pounds bacon, cut in half lengthwise

  • 2 (3 ounce) packages thin breadsticks (such as Alessi®)

  • 2 cups brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with aluminum foil or parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.

  2. Wrap 1 bacon strip around each breadstick, leaving about 1 inch uncovered on each end. Place wrapped breadsticks on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over breadsticks.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until bacon is crisp and browned, 50 to 60 minutes. Cool breadsticks on a piece of parchment paper or waxed paper sprayed with cooking spray.

Cook's Note:

Some people like to combine 1 cup light brown and 1 cup dark brown sugar before sprinkling on the bacon sticks. Four stars because this gets messy and takes some time to wrap the bacon. Can be made a day ahead.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

137 Calories
6g Fat
16g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 25
Calories 137
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 324mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 5g
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 91mg 2%

* 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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