Move over man candy cause bacon candy just arrived. This candied bacon, an amazing way to enjoy bacon and get a kick of sugar, is just the chewy deliciousness you have been waiting for your entire life. If you think you love bacon, you haven’t even begun to experience it yet! And learning to make candied bacon is so easy and is so few ingredients you will be wondering why it took you so long.
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This is a whole new level of bacon.
It’s amazing. It’s truly candied.
The outside is like a sticky candy. I’m sure if it was less humid in my house, it would be even more delicious, but it’s summer and its hot and its sticky! You can make this year round but of course anything candy and sugary does better in the fall months.
Need a homemade Christmas Candy gift for office or friends you actually like? This is IT.
They will feel all the love when they eat your bacon candy.
- 1 package, 12 oz, bacon
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
This is a stiff, sweet CANDY!
How to make candied Bacon
Line a baking sheet with foil and place a wire rack on top of the foil.
BAKERS NOTE: I did line my baking sheet with parchment paper but the sugar deliciousness oozed out of the paper and onto the pan and I’m probably going to toss my pan because it’s going to be hard to get it all off! I would recommend covering the entire pan with foil so you can just rip it off and toss the foil.
Place bacon on rack and set aside.
In a small bowl, combine sugar, vinegar and maple syrup.
Use a pastry brush to spread it onto the bacon.
You will not use all of the topping and need to set it aside.
Place bacon into a cold oven and set to 375 degrees and set the timer for 15 minutes.
Once 15 minutes is up, open oven and baste bacon with additional sugar mixture.
Close oven and set timer to 5 minutes, and baste bacon again with additional sugar.
Repeat this process until bacon is cooked, usually around 25-35 minutes depending on the thickness of your bacon.
When cooking is complete, remove from oven and cool before serving.
NOTE: I cut the bacon with kitchen scissors when it was cool.
Love Bacon? Try one of these other side dish recipes: