candied bacon

Candied Bacon

candied bacon is basically the best food ever! it takes a little time but is totally worth it
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, candied bacon
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 3 minutes
Servings 10 -11 slices
Calories 301kcal
Author Ashlee Marie


  • 1 lbs center cut thick cut bacon
  • 1 C packed light brown sugar
  • 7 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 5 Tbsp maple syrup


  • Preheat the oven to 350
  • Place a cooling rack in side a jelly roll pan (I put a silicone mat underneath to make clean up easier)
  • Then lay out your bacon flat over the top (You can put them super close but NOT overlapping).
  • Place it in the oven for 10 mins, then flip the bacon and cook another 5 mins.
  • While that's cooking mix the brown sugar, maple syrup and rice vinegar.
  • Pull out the bacon and brush the sugar coating onto it, then cook another 5 mins.
  • Every 5 mins flip the bacon and brush on more coating.
  • This took me anywhere from 8-10 flips, its slow coming up to cooked, but then it goes from perfect to burnt fast.
  • It will still be SOFT when it's done, so don't keep cooking until it's crunchy or it will BURN.
  • Go by looks, it will shrink a bit, the red will get dark, the edges will get crunchy.
  • Leave them to cool and they will harden up!
  • Serve by itself, in cupcakes, on top of ice cream or anywhere your brave enough to try



Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 307mg | Potassium: 141mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.3mg