Candied Bacon - Carolina Country

Candied Bacon

3.1/5 rating (12 votes)
Candied Bacon

Savory meets sweet (with a touch of heat!) in this cut of pork, beloved by meat eaters.


  • 1 pound thick sliced Applewood bacon
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup crushed pecans
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt (I use Kosher)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

  2. Mix all ingredients together except bacon. Cut each bacon strip into 3 sections and roll or pat in dry mixture. On a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, place bacon pieces close together. Sprinkle extra sugar mixture over top of bacon.

  3. Bake for approximately 30 minutes. Check to see if bacon is browned (ovens vary so it may need to cook longer). Don’t let burn!

  4. Take bacon out of oven and transfer to a clean cloth or lightly greased sheet of aluminum foil. (Do not use a paper towel, as it will stick.) Enjoy!

Maple Bacon DipFor another savory-sweet bacon recipe, try our Maple Bacon Dip.

Recipe courtesy of

Claudyne Brock, Raeford, a member of Lumbee River EMC

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