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How to Make Candied Bacon

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer
Author: Southern Made Simple


  • 1 lb thick cut bacon
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • Non-stick cooking spray


  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and thoroughly spray with non-stick cooking spray
  • Place a wire rack inside the rimmed baking sheet and spray with non-stick spray
  • In a large, shallow bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and black pepper
  • Remove bacon from package and press each piece into sugar mixture, thoroughly coating each side
  • Place bacon strips on wire rack and sprinkle any remaining sugar on top of each piece.
  • Be careful not to let much sugar drip onto the baking pan as it could scorch when cooking
  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until bacon has darkened around the edges
  • Remove from oven and immediately transfer bacon to a serving plate so that it does not stick to wire rack
  • Let the bacon cool down to room temperature before eating
  • Enjoy!

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