How to Make Candied Bacon
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Recipe type: Appetizer
  • 1 lb thick cut bacon
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and thoroughly spray with non-stick cooking spray
  3. Place a wire rack inside the rimmed baking sheet and spray with non-stick spray
  4. In a large, shallow bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and black pepper
  5. Remove bacon from package and press each piece into sugar mixture, thoroughly coating each side
  6. Place bacon strips on wire rack and sprinkle any remaining sugar on top of each piece.
  7. Be careful not to let much sugar drip onto the baking pan as it could scorch when cooking
  8. Bake for 45 minutes, or until bacon has darkened around the edges
  9. Remove from oven and immediately transfer bacon to a serving plate so that it does not stick to wire rack
  10. Let the bacon cool down to room temperature before eating
  11. Enjoy!
Recipe by Southern Made Simple at