Candied Bacon

Simple recipe to make candied bacon inside your oven.

Candied Bacon | | Simple recipe to make candied bacon inside your oven.

Welcome to Brunch Week.

Today’s recipe is Candied Bacon.

Yah, you heard me.

I candied bacon.

So what!

For those who have never had candied bacon you’re thinking “what the heck”….

for those who have had candied bacon you’re running into the kitchen to whip some up and screaming “get in mah bellah”!

This stuff is the pinnacle of bacon….

the pinnacle of bacon….

it’s sheer perfection…

in a little candy strip.

You’re welcome!

Candied Bacon | | Simple recipe to make candied bacon inside your oven.

I know you are all ready to scoot in the kitchen and make this now…

chomping at the bit for your own candied bacon…


seriously people…

wait till you get the recipe…

this Mind blowing recipe!

Take a peek for yourself…

it’s okay I can wait while you scroll down…

just make sure you prepare yourself…


it’s going to blow your skirt up.

Candied Bacon | | Simple recipe to make candied bacon inside your oven.

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Candied Bacon
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Recipe for candied bacon that is simple and seriously tasty!
Recipe type: Breakfast
  • 1 Pound of Bacon, thick sliced works best
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prep cookie sheets (I used 2) by placing parchment on them. Set pans nearby.
  3. Scoop ½ cup of the brown sugar onto a plate.
  4. Take strips of bacon and dunk the bacon into the brown sugar. This part gets a bit messy but it's worth it. Make sure you turn it around and coat the bacon well.
  5. Lay the bacon on the parchment.
  6. Place in oven and cook for 15 minutes.
  7. Peek in and see how it's doing. Cook another 5 minutes.
  8. Check again and adjust time depending on how well done you like your bacon. You can cook for another 5 minutes if you like yours really dark.
  9. Remove from oven and pull the strips off the paper after a few minutes.
  10. Place on a serving plate.
  11. Serve with a big old "oops I ate all the candied bacon and the serving platter is now empty" smile!
You can use maple syrup and make a glaze.

I was too lazy for that this time!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: Feeds about 4 to 6 people, or 1 Lunatic!

 Candied Bacon | | Simple recipe to make candied bacon inside your oven.

Make sure you stop by all the other Brunch Week crew to see what they cooked up for you. It’s an impressive list! We’ll be at it all week. I’m participating every day except Tuesday. Tuesday is a post in memory of my Dad.


Hot Maple Walnut Coffee Float by Cook the Story

Blood Orange Mimosas by Love and Confections

Strawberry Mimosa by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner

Margarita for Mama by poet in the pantry

Candied Bacon Bloody Mary by Sarcastic Cooking


Breakfast Won Ton Cups by Small Wallet Big Appetite

Meat Lover’s Quiche by Savory Sweet Eats

Chorizo and Garlic Frittata by {i love} my disorganized life

Meat, Poultry and Fish:

Shrimp-Grapefruit Orchid Stirfry by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Savory Treats:

Hollandaise Sauce by Kokocooks

Tomato Basil Macarons by Vanilla Lemonade

Breads, Grains, Cereals and Pancake-type Yums:

Apple Cinnamon Crepes by Sweet Remedy

Grain-free Apple Walnut Pancakes by Seasonal and Savory


Biscoff Coffee Cake Muffins by White Lights on Wednesday

Bob’s Scottish Oat n’ Walnut Sticky Scones by The Vintage Cook

Sure hope you get to try this amazing candied bacon recipe. It’s really over the top good. Wildly addictive!

Craving more breakfast recipe? Check these out:

Candied Maple Bacon | | So easy to make, this candied bacon is maple flavoured. Sweet, and salty, it's sheer perfection.

Candied Maple Bacon

Chocolate Covered Bacon | | Bacon dipped in chocolate for the ultimate treat!

 Chocolate Covered Bacon

Bacon and Potato Hash | | Amazing and simple hash recipe that's perfect for any brunch or breakfast plans!

 Bacon and Potato Hash

Be sure to take a peek at my recipe index for more breakfast recipes. You can also follow me on Pinterest for more inspiration. I have a fabulous breakfast board you can follow.

Have a fabulous day. Make sure you go whip up a batch of this immediately. Thank you letters are always welcome. Or bags of money. *grins*

Toodles and smoochies! xx

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  1. says

    I love candied bacon! And haven’t made it for ages. Mrs K R has been bugging me to make some for the last couple of months. Maybe it’s time again? 😉 Good stuff – thanks.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      It’s just so over the top and decadent. I love it. I could not stop eating it. You must make it again John, it’s been too long. Make the wife happy and whip some up.

  2. Leslie says

    I am so grateful that you posted this. We had candied bacon in a BLT salad in a restaurant, and I have been craving it ever since.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      That sounds delish, I bet candied bacon in a BLT is smashingly good. That’s a must try. Let me know what you think if you try it.

  3. April says

    :( Should have read the terms for entry first. Canadians left out again! Oh well, maybe some other time.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      I’m Canadian myself so I can totally relate. This is the first giveaway I’ve done without including my own country, feels so flipping weird.

  4. Andrea says

    Brunch today was hummus on freshly baked pita and cafe au lait. Not the best mix but I was in a rush :)

  5. Rae O Sunshine says

    I dice the bacon, then toss it with the sugar and bake, then use it to garnish things like Elvis Cupecakes!

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Very cool idea Rae. I have some set aside for an amped up salad. Super excited.

      Elvis cupcakes…seriously cool!

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      I can’t blame you, what’s not to love about candied bacon right. My daughter is the same way as your family. She saw me candying it and was upset. Apparently I was “wasting” bacon. Lol.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Thanks so much Sharon. I’m so happy you like it here. Stop by any time. If you ever need any help shoot me an email.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      I know right. Normally I’m not a huge sweet/savory gal but this stuff rocked my world. Thanks o much, that’s high praise and makes me super happy.

  6. says

    Every time I saw your post title, I kept thinking it said “Canadian Bacon.” A recipe for candied bacon sounds much better.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Lol Suzanne. I am Canadian so I could likely pull that off. Or maybe Candied Canadian Bacon. That would be awesome. Thanks for visiting.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      I was hoping some of them would be Canuck friendly, always a bummer when we get left out for sure.

  7. says

    candied bacon: it’s the thing you think maybe you’ll eat one of and instead you eat like, all the bacon.

    i know. trust me.

  8. says

    I’ve been making this for a number of years and so I can really tell you that it is positively addicting! Everyone loves it. The only thing different i do is add lots of black pepper on top. Get that sweet, spicy, vibe going, you know. Or you can use black pepper bacon.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      I actually abhor black pepper. Isn’t that weird? Most foodies just love it. I won’t touch anything that has pepper on it. I always wonder what folks think when I make dishes that should have pepper on it but I never include it. Hubs picked me up black pepper pistachios once, let’s just say he never did it again. Bah ha ha!

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      I have yet to try bacon jam. Not sure it would be something I’d go for. It seems…odd. lol

  9. says

    That is too bad that Canadians are being excluded. Well, I am not a Canadian (not even sure what I am, haha) but as a symbol of my solidarity – I am disqualifying my self from entering this giveaway! I am just interested in commenting on your blog, Kim and of course to drool at that candied bacon! Have a good week my friend! :)

  10. says

    It always brings a tear to my eye when I can’t enter these US-resident only contests :( But at least I get candied bacon out of today’s post – I LOVE the stuff. No joke – I can pop it like candy. I candied bacon for chocolate chip cookies in the summer and it changed my world. I think we’d all be happier if we incorporated the stuff into our daily lives.

  11. says

    I have always wanted to try this, but it would be so much easier if I could just reach into the computer screen and eat what you have already made! I don’t know if I can wait to make it myself it looks SO good!

  12. Emily W. says

    I know this post is older, but I just found it through a bacon pin on Pinterest (Love that bacon board of yours.) I’ve been making this for awhile now. I do add a bit of Cajun seasoning and chili powder for my hubby. He always asks for my sweet and spicy bacon now. He never really wants regular bacon anymore.

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