This Easy Candied Bacon Recipe is the perfect combination of salty and sweet. My entire family love it when I make this recipe and it never lasts long in my house!
My entire family loves this Candied Bacon Recipe!
You are going to love this candied bacon recipe. Like seriously love this super delicious caramelized bacon recipe.
My family goes crazy when we make it. Even the dogs go wild with the delicious smell that fills the house.
We love it – in fact everyone fights over it when I make it. You might want to make a double batch! Trust me 🙂
You just need 3 ingredients to make this maple bacon recipe, so anyone can make it any time.
What is candied bacon?
I was first introduced to candied bacon at a bridal shower that I attended. I was hesitate at first as I love bacon the original way so I didn’t understand why caramelizing it was needed.
Then I tried it and my mind was forever changed! Candied bacon is bacon that has been caramelized and is crispy but still sweet.
The bacon is covered in sugary deliciousness and put in the oven until it’s baked thorough. It taste amazing and is perfect for not only a bridal shower, but also an amazing snack, served with breakfast or crumbled up on your favorite salad.
This candied bacon is so good, you’ll be thinking of new reasons to serve it all the time!
What is needed to make this Caramelized Bacon Recipe?
I do not like over complicated recipes and this one is definitely not complicated! It only requires 3 ingredients to make this delicious candied bacon.
- Bacon (of course!)
- Maple syrup
- Brown sugar
I know it seems simple but the combination of these ingredients is absolutely delicious!
How to make Candied Bacon:
This recipe is simple to make. I’ll walk you through all the steps on how to candy bacon.
First preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Then arrange the bacon in a single layer on a lined baking sheet. I line mine with foil for easy clean up.
In a small box mix the maple syrup and the brown sugar until they are thoroughly combined. If the sauce is too thick you can add more maple syrup or microwave the sauce for a few seconds until it is thinner.
Next brush a thin layer of the sauce on to each bacon strip.
Then bake the bacon slices in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, flip the bacon strips and brush with the remaining brown sugar mixture onto the bacon (sometimes I’m lazy on this step and sprinkle brown sugar on top instead).
Then continue to bake it for another 15 minutes and the bacon will crisp. You may need to bake for 20 minutes if you have thicker bacon that is not crispy after 15 minutes of cook time.
Next transfer the bacon to a plate or serving dish to allow the bacon to cool for a few minutes and then it’s ready to serve! Yummy!
Keep reading for the full recipe and all the nutritional information for this delicious recipe below.
What variations can you make to this Candied Bacon recipe?
If you don’t have any maple sugar on hand, this bacon would still taste delicious cooked with just the brown sugar on it.
Instead of creating the sauce, I would sprinkle the brown sugar on the bacon strips and sprinkle more on once they are flipped. The brown sugar gives this bacon great flavor!
Also, if you like the sweet and spicy combination, you can also add some cayenne pepper or black pepper to the brown sugar mixture to add a slight kick to this sweet bacon recipe.
There are many ways to change up this recipe to make it your own. It’s so simple to make you can try it many ways until you find the recipe that is perfect for your family!
Maple Bacon is so good!
Whether you call it maple bacon or candied bacon or caramelized bacon, you are going to love this recipe. It is easy, quick to make, and it will please a crowd. I promise!
Take it to a family gathering, make it for a brunch, or make it just because. Your family is going to love it.
Print your recipe for Candy Bacon below:
You will love this candied bacon recipe. Easy caramelized bacon recipe is a crowd pleaser. Candy bacon is the best recipe. Learn how to make candied bacon
- 1 pound bacon
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place bacon on a rack on a lined cookie sheet. I line mine with foil for easy clean up.
In a small bowl mix the maple syrup and brown sugar. If it is too thick you can add more maple syrup or microwave for a few seconds until it is runnier.
Brush a thin layer on each bacon strip.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Remove from oven. Flip over and brush with remaining mixture. (Sometimes I'm just lazy and I a sprinkle brown sugar on top.)
Bake for another 15 minutes or until the bacon is crisp.
Allow it to cool for a few minutes and then enjoy!
Whether you call it maple bacon or candied bacon or caramelized bacon, you are going to love this recipe.
If you enjoy this easy candied bacon recipe, try this other great sweet recipes!
- Easy to make Giant Cookie Recipe
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- Amazing Chocolate Brownie Cookies Recipe
- Jello Cookies Recipe
- Homemade Watermelon Popsicles
- The Easiest Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake Recipe
- Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars
- Quick and Easy Cake Balls
- Homemade Brownie Recipe
- Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups