Candied Bacon

I have other posts to get out to you that are so important, but yesterday on a whim I candied up some bacon!

It was so good and had to share. This will be short and sweet because I’m working on a giveaway post 😉


So good.

I adapted it from Emeril Lagasse’s Cayenned Candied Bacon – you know I had to throw some heat in there.

Very easy –

1 lb. bacon

1 cup light brown sugar

3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 350°. Combine the brown sugar and pepper in a small bowl and individually press the slices of bacon (both sides) in the mixture until fully coated.

Bake on a cookie sheet lined with foil for 20-25 minutes, until crispy. Drain on paper towels for a few minutes, then transfer to a plate.

I was feeling adventerous and crumbled it over french vanilla ice cream.

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The kids loved it.

I’m thinking of more ways to eat it. What’s your ideas??

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Have a wonderful Monday, and remember to watch out for my next post where I’m giving away something fun for the kitchen!



  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Tabitha (a.k.a. Penny)

    I have never heard of Candied Bacon. {BLUSH} Thanks for bringing this to Foodie Friday. I will be sure to try it soon. Please remember to link back so we can promote you like crazy!

    1. Dixie Chik

      I will! I have to say…the garlic and feta dip post drew me in…Love the linky party!!! xoxo

  2. Hilary

    From one of my favorite ladies! Thanks for sharing this in the linky:)

  3. carolinaheartstrings

    This looks so good. Something new to try! Come visit us. We have a terrific vegetable soup this week.

  4. Hearty Appletite

    What a creative idea! I love bacon dipped in pancake syrup and I imagine these would taste similar. Dropping by from co-hosting “It’s a Keeper” 🙂

  5. Mindie

    I would love for you to share this candied bacon post and more at Bacon Time’s weekly linky Friday-Monday, anything goes.

  6. Food Frenzy

    Yumm…..y! Everything’s better with bacon, so why not make the bacon even better. Great post!

    1. Dixie Chik

      Thank you! I’m not even a sweet eater but this is kind of addictive…

  7. Debi

    Sounds Amazing! I’ll be trying this for sure!

    I put bacon and smoked ham on a pretzel with a melted rolo and my boys love it! They call it Over Load! I got mixed reactions when I showed it. LOL <3 and Hugs!

    1. Dixie Chik

      Oh wow! I bet that’s amazing!! Thanks for visiting 🙂

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