Candied. Bacon. Yehhhhs.

>> Thursday, September 17, 2009

This recipe isn't much of a recipe because it's too easy to be believed but it is a must try. The savory/salty/sweet combo is hard to describe. The sugar really takes a supporting role, it just highlights the baconey-ness of the bacon and lets it shine. You have to taste it. If you like bacon - get real, who doesn't like bacon; I have it on good authority that even vegetarians dream of bacon - you will flip for this. It's also fat free and has 0 calories!!!*

- 1 Lb regular cut bacon (not thick cut)
- 1 - 2 cups light brown sugar

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Wrap cookie sheet in aluminum foil
Place a cooling rack on the cookie sheet and spray with non-stick spray
Put brown sugar in shallow bowl or dish

One slice at a time, put the bacon in the sugar and press sugar into the bacon.

Once bacon is evenly coated, place the strip on the cooling rack.

Bake until dark golden brown and firm to the touch. About 40 minutes. It should look shellacked and should not feel too tacky or sticky.

Rotate the pan once during cooking to make sure the bacon cooks evenly and watch it to ensure it doesn't burn, it can happen fast.

It smelled so good while it was baking that Violet was entranced.

Now, you may wonder, what do I do with candied bacon? The obvious answer is EAT IT. This stuff is addictive. Once you pick up a slice, it's hard to stop. I am currently tinkering with some recipes that use candied bacon so keep your eye on this page. Also, if you make this, let me know what you think and if you have any questions about this or any of my recipes, feel free to let me know in the comments section.



Ace September 29, 2009 at 8:45:00 PM PDT  


I've done this before too, but the recipe I used (I think it was Martha) had a bunch of fresh ground pepper. I also didn't dip the bacon in the brown sugar... I slightly overlapped the bacon (so there were no holes)and then MOUNDED the brown sugar on top. It didn't occur to me until this very moment, but the syrup left in the bottom of the pan could have been used as SYRUP. OMG Bacon flavored syrup.

Kristin,  September 29, 2009 at 10:34:00 PM PDT  

this looks to die for! your whole site is amazing :)

Callie Anne September 29, 2009 at 10:42:00 PM PDT  

Thanks for the feedback! Bacon toffee recipe coming soon. It is crazy good.

Tess Ledesma September 30, 2009 at 2:19:00 AM PDT  

It is a protein rich candy, yes good for children growing up who always ask for sweets. Thanks for the recipe. Will visit you again.

Roland September 30, 2009 at 5:49:00 AM PDT  

I have played around with this idea before...But your way is so much easier and tasty too.....thank You...

Buenahelena October 1, 2009 at 12:18:00 PM PDT  

I am so making this for Saturday morning breakfast.

Seth October 3, 2009 at 8:15:00 AM PDT  

I've never done candied bacon, but deviled bacon is a fishing trip standard with my dad. Scramble two eggs with a lot of tabasco and drag the bacon slices through it, then roll them in crushed corn flakes. Bake on a tinfoil-lined baking sheet until crispy. Delicious, and sure as hell clears your sinuses before a day of fishing!

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