Candied Bacon #BrunchWeek #Giveaway

Candied Bacon by Cravings of a Lunatic

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

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…

and find out about the FABULOUS prizes we’re giving out during Brunch Week. The amount of prizes is staggering. Mind blowing even.

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

Candied Bacon #BrunchWeek

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Lots of Bacon!

Serving Size: Feeds about 4 to 6 people, or 1 Lunatic!

Recipe for candied bacon that is simple and seriously tasty!


  • 1 Pound of Bacon, thick sliced works best
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


  • Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Prep cookie sheets (I used 2) by placing parchment on them. Set pans nearby.
  • Scoop 1/2 cup of the brown sugar onto a plate.
  • 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.
  • Lay the bacon on the parchment.
  • Place in oven and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Peek in and see how it's doing. Cook another 5 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Remove from oven and pull the strips off the paper after a few minutes.
  • Place on a serving plate.
  • 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!

 Candied Bacon

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


What I’m Cooking Up All Week for Brunch Week:

Monday I’m making Bananas Foster French Toast

Wednesday I’m making Quick and Easy Early Morning Parfaits

Thursday I’m making Potato Hash with Bacon

Friday I’m making Turtles French Toast

Saturday I’m making Raspberry Sweet Rolls with Meyer Lemon Glaze


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

Our Lovely Sponsors info below:

We are so grateful to have such amazing sponsors for Brunch Week who have given us a fabulous bunch of incredible (INCREDIBLE!) prizes for our giveaway.

Prize #1:

From California Walnuts one lucky winner will receive:

A KitchenAid Stand Mixer and California Walnuts Prize Pack all donated by California Walnuts is ONE of the fabulous prize packs in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.
A KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer model number: KSM150PSGA. Mixer comes with: 2-piece pouring shield, 5-quart stainless steel bowl, flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip.

A Walnut Prize Pack containing 1lb burlap bag of fresh California Walnuts, 1 portion control tin, 1 heart shaped cookie cutter, 1 flexible cutting mat, 1 mini spatula, 1 chip clip and 1 water pouch. .

Prize #2: (but with lots of winners)

From Lodge Cast Iron one lucky winner will receive:

Win a Lodge Iron Cast Iron Skillet and Silicone Items all donated by Lodge Iron. Just ONE of the fabulous prize sets in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.

One lucky winner from the rafflecopter below will receive a Lodge Cast Iron Skillet, three silicone pieces (a hot handle holder, a pot holder and a trivet).

In addition, one lucky participant from our TweetChat on Sunday May 5th from 2-3pm Eastern will also win a Lodge Cast Iron Skillet and the three silicone pieces. PLUS five lucky participants will get a set of the three silicone pieces. (Search for hashtag #BrunchWeek to follow along. Use the hashtag in tweets during the chat to enter to win).

AND, everyone who comments in our PinChatLive on Saturday May 11th between 2-3pm Eastern will also be entered to win one prize of a Lodge Cast Iron Skillet and a set of three silicone pieces and 4 prizes that contain three silicone pieces each. (For the PinChatLive go to The BrunchWeek Pinterest Board at 2pm on May 11th and comment on the questions pins there. Refresh your screen often so you don’t miss any new questions).

Prize #3:

From Flavors of Summer one lucky winner will receive:

Win a fabulous $100 Givft Card for Sur la Table and an entertaining prize pack all donated by Flavors of Summer. Just ONE of the fabulous prize sets in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.
A Flavors of Summer Entertaining Package including (get this!) a $100 gift card to Sur la Table! In addition to the amazing gift card, this entertaining package includes a variety of goodies including cookbooks, kitchen utensils, entertaining partyware like a chip and dip server, beverage container and more. From free products, to fun stuff for decorating – you’ll be able to make the most of your next summer party.

Prize #4:

From Black Gold Farms one lucky winner will receive:

Win a Martha Stewart Collectin Kitchen Prize Package all donated by Black Gold Farms. Just ONE of the fabulous prize sets in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.

A Martha Stewart Collection Kitchen Prize Package including a 3 quart Enameled Cast Iron Casserole, Magnetic Spice Grinders, a Pot Clip, Cheese Grater and a Silicone Head Spatula.

Prize #5:

From the Food and Wine Conference and #SundaySupper:

Win a ticket to the upcoming Food and Wine Conference in Orlando donated by The Food and Wine Conference and #SundaySupper. Just ONE of the fabulous prize sets in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.

The Food and Wine Conference is being held in Orlando, Florida from July 19-21st at the unbelievably beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek. Speakers include Sara Moulton (of Food Network fame), Michael Green (a true celebrity in the wine and spirits world) and Jaden Hair (cookbook author and creator of Steamy Kitchen). This prize is for a single Full Conference Pass with a value of $250. (Accommodations can be booked at the Rosen Shingle Creek at a highly discounted rate for all conference attendees).

Prize #6:

From Bob’s Red Mill one lucky winner will receive:

Win a Bob's Red Mill Kitchen Prize Pack including a $40 Bob's Red Mill Gift Card. Just ONE of the fabulous prize sets in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.

A Bob’s Red Mill Kitchen Prize Pack: A beautifully emblazoned Bob’s Red Mill canvas tote bag containing the Bob’s Red Mill Cookbook, assorted Bob’s Red Mill products, a Salter® Baker’s Dream Aquatronic Baking Scale, Norpro® Silicone Heat Resistant Spatula, Best® Standard French Whip and a $40 Bob’s Red Mill Gift Card.

Prize #7:

From Whole Foods Orlando one lucky winner will receive:
Win a Whole Foods Orlando Breakfast in Bed Basket. Just ONE of the fabulous prize sets in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.
The Whole Foods Orlando Breakfast In Bed Basket: Mixing Bowl, Allegro Organic Breakfast Blend Coffee, Allegro Coffee Mug, Cooking Whisk, Microplane, Delamotte Champagne, 365 Organic Amber Maple Syrup, Whole Pantry Cinnamon Sticks, French Brioche and a $25 Whole Foods Market Gift Card

Prize #8:

From Whole Foods Orlando one lucky winner will receive:
Win a Whole Foods Orlando Flavorful Delights Basket. Just ONE of the fabulous prize sets in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.

Whole Foods Flavorful Delights Basket: Full of fun items and ingredients to play with in the kitchen: 5 qt Colander,, Servino Homemade Pastas, 365 Organic Balsamic Vinegar, Macadamia Oil, Marmigiano Regiano, Key Lime Savory Oil, Branfords Original Hot Sauce, Cheese Grater, Vosges Black Pearl Bar Chocolate, Vosges Fire Bar Chocolate, R.C. Buck’s Gourmet Rub – Sweet Orange Habanero, Divina Pickles – Sweet Watermelon Rind, Composta Di Fragole – Strawberry Compote with Modena Balsamic Vinegar, Sabatino Tartufi – Truffle and Honey

Prize #9:

From Stonyfield Organic one lucky winner will receive:

Win a Stonyfield Organic Kitchen Prize Pack. Just ONE of the fabulous prize sets in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.


A Stonyfield Kitchen Prize Pack: A Prize Pack full of yogurt fun From Stonyfield Organic Yogurt is just ONE of the amazing prizes in our #BrunchWeek 2013 giveaway.Preserve Colander, Preserve portable yogurt carrier, Preserve cutting board, Stonyfield cookbook, Stonyfield oven mitt, Travel sandwhich carrier made out of 100% reused plastic bottles, Stonyfield water bottle, Stonyfield tote bag, 10 free cups of Stonyfield Greek.

For the Opening Ceremony TweetChat there will be a prize of 1 Cast Iron Skillet from Lodge Cast Iron with 1 silicone trivet, 1 silicone potholder and 1 silicone hot handle holder. There will also be 5 sets of silicone products (in each set there is one trivet, one potholder and one hot handle holder) awarded during the tweetchat, chosen from any participants who tweet using hashtag #BrunchWeek.

Follow #BrunchWeek and be on twitter from 2 to 3 pm Eastern, we’ll be announcing prizes and hanging out to talk all about Brunch Week.

Just a quick  note about the giveaway. It’s not open to Canucks, which I am one, so I know how wildly disappointing this is. I apologize to my fellow Canadians. I was so hoping most of the companies were Canadian friendly but alas, they are not. Sorry for the inconvenience. If you stop back at the end of the week I’ll be holding one of my own that is open to Canadians. So check back next weekend for that one!

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Toodles and smoochies! xx


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  1. 1

    Candied bacon?! You are killing me. I need to run to the store right now! What a fabulous way to kick-off #brunchweek. Thanks for sharing.

  2. 3

    I love Candied Bacon – always a winner in my book. Happy Brunching!

  3. 5

    So as a new lover of bacon I feel like I need to experience candied bacon.

  4. 7

    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.

    • 8
      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.

  5. 9

    OMG candied bacon is like…it. It’s the stuff.

  6. 11
    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.

    • 12
      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.

  7. 13

    I love bacon and this is a must try on my list! Sounds delicious

  8. 15

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

    • 16
      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.

  9. 17
    Andrea says:

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

    • 18
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Actually that sounds lovely. Some days simple and classic are best. Happy Sunday Andrea.

  10. 19
    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!

    • 20
      Kim Beaulieu says:

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

      Elvis cupcakes…seriously cool!

  11. 21

    I’ve done this before & LOVED it, but my family wanted regular bacon…boring!

    • 22
      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.

  12. 23
    sharon watkins says:

    love your site,so many wonderful recipes,i want to try them all ~~~~~~~~~~~

    • 24
      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.

  13. 25
    Ekanem says:

    Yummiest savory food made sweet – perfect! This is my favorite post of Brunch Week.

    • 26
      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.

  14. 27

    I am firmly in the “get in mah bellah!!!!” camp! Holy moly this looks amazing!

  15. 29

    As if candied bacon weren’t enough… :) Thanks so much for this fantastic giveaway opportunity!!!

  16. 31

    candied bacon…whaaaaat… can I put this on pancakes? Is that allowed? :)

  17. 33

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

    • 34
      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.

  18. 35

    As I was reading this I was thinking “Is this really open to Canadians??? These prizes are amazing”….will have to wait till the end of the week for the Canuck giveaway :)

    • 36
      Kim Beaulieu says:

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

  19. 37

    mmmm I love me some candied bacon… my mouth is watering!

  20. 38
    Eugenie says:

    Candied bacon sounds out of this world.

  21. 39

    I’ve never tried candied bacon but it sounds really delicious. My favorite brunch food is quiche or an omelette.

  22. 40

    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.

  23. 41

    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.

    • 42
      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!

  24. 43

    I made bacon jam and… ehhh… not sure I liked it.

    • 44
      Kim Beaulieu says:

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

  25. 45

    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! :)

  26. 46

    Kim – I ADORE candied bacon and I also add a bit of black pepper or aleppo pepper to the mix – sweet/spicy – totally addictive :)

  27. 47
    Jodi Schulman says:

    Ooooo these giveaways sound so good

  28. 48

    my favorite brunch food is croissants!

  29. 49
    Meagan B says:

    It’s hard to improve on bacon but BAM – there it is…

  30. 50

    This sounds amazing. My family will love it.

  31. 51

    Okay so is this a dessert or a savoury snack? Both?

  32. 52

    Candied bacon is SO yummy! My favorite use is crumbling it up in maple ice cream!

  33. 53

    Can’t wait to try this candied bacon! Oh….yum!

  34. 54
    Shawnie says:

    You had me at bacon! Can’t wait to try it!

  35. 55

    candied bacon sounds delicious cant wait to try

  36. 56
    Jackie says:

    Happy Bruch week!

  37. 57

    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.

  38. 58

    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!

  39. 59

    My favorite brunch food is home fries and tofu scramble

  40. 60
    Christy Spurlock says:

    anything bacon is AWESOME!!!

  41. 61
    Margot C says:

    Candied bacon! You are insane (and beautiful and i think I love you)

  42. 62
    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.

  43. 63
    Jennifer Smith says:

    In the South (Texas) we call this Pig Candy! Absolutely divine!

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