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Candied bacon in a clear cup.
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Candied Bacon

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 22 mins
Total Time: 27 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Bailey
Candied bacon is made with just 4 ingredients, and tastes great with everything from cinnamon buns to pancakes!
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  • 1 package bacon about 12 pieces
  • cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, and place wire rack on tray.
  • Arrange bacon slices in a single layer on wire rack. Sprinkle each slice with about 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. Add black pepper, and sprinkle with cayenne pepper.
  • Bake bacon for 22-25 minutes or until dark and crisp (bacon won't be firm yet). Remove from oven, and cool on rack for 5-7 minutes or until sugar has hardened.


When placing bacon on wire rack, place it the opposite direction of the slits so it doesn't fall through while cooking.
Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 246mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg