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Sweet and Salty Candied Bacon

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Sweet and Salty Candied Bacon

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Candied bacon. Enough said. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.


  • 12 oz. bacon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
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    Calories300Calories from Fat230
    Total Fat26g40%
    Saturated Fat9g45%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat230
    Total Carbohydrate11g4%
    Dietary Fiber0g0%
    Vitamin A2%
    Vitamin C0%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Campbell 2 years ago
    Tasted really good! It was kind of a mess to clean up the pans though, even though I did cover them in foil.
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    Trujeque 2 years ago
    Pretty good. First time cooking bacon in the oven. Will try again!
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    Carol C. 3 years ago
    just wonderful. I know this as "pig candy" i will make this again and agai
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    grace 3 years ago
    Would definitely make it again.
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    Josh 3 years ago
    Awesome! I love the step by step directions. And it tastes awesome.
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    Amber Ray 3 years ago
    Too hard and sticky, doesn’t even taste like bacon. I won’t make again
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    It was really good, but it should only be exactly 20 minutes or your bacon will burn, and make sure it's just in the middle of your oven.
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    Elias Hardt 3 years ago
    Definitely watch your oven carefully after 15 minutes or so!
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    Cranny 3 years ago
    really nice defo make again
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    Shan 3 years ago
    Delicious, but if you like your bacon crunchy then I would cook for longer. Tastes almost identical to the million dollar bacon from First Watch!
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    Bob Johndrow 3 years ago
    We love this candied bacon. It turned out to be amazing warm with eggs, and later chopped and added to a spinach salad with pears and blue cheese.
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    Neysa Younger 4 years ago
    Flavor was great! Mistake I made was that I used turkey bacon which was thinner so it ripped apart when I was tossing it in the mixture . I do plan to try this again with thicker bacon slices.
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    Brenda J. 4 years ago
    I made twice the coating because I had two packs of bacon. I ended up using all of it on one package and everyone loved it.
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    Eden Klinger 4 years ago
    The bacon is amazing. Had to replace the maple syrup with honey but added water and it was fine. Super tasty and helps me make a killer BLT.
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    Stokes 4 years ago
    Recipe needs to only be used with thick cut bacon and 20 minutes is way too long. Bacon was burnt within 10 minutes