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Candied Bacon

Candied bacon glazed in maple brown sugar
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, candied bacon
Servings: 12


  • 2 lbs thick cut bacon
  • cups maple syrup
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp walnut bitters


  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Line 2 baking sheets with foil. Place a wire cooling rack on each. Lay bacon on wire racks leaving a half inch of space in between the slices.
  • Cook bacon for 15 minutes. Bacon will be darker in color but still be floppy.
  • While bacon is cooking, stir together the rest of the ingredients in a bowl.
  • When the 15 minutes has passed. Take the bacon out of the oven and, using a basting brush, coat bacon with the sugar mixture and return to oven. Cook five minutes.
  • After the five minutes have passed, take the bacon out and flip. Apply another coat of sugar mixture to the other side of the bacon and cook another five minutes.
  • Repeat this process until the bacon is cooked to your liking and is coated in candied sugary goodness!°


*Alternatively, you could put the bacon in a smoker for the initial 15 minutes of cook time at 350°F. If you choose to use the smoker, make sure it is only for that first 15 minutes. Any more will overwhelm the bacon with smoke flavor.