Bacon candy in a glass

Bacon Candy

Bacon appetizers are very popular these days.  It seems like every hip restaurant has a twist on bacon available on the menu.  Who doesn’t love bacon!

If you haven’t prepared bacon in the oven before you are missing out!  It’s a great way to cook bacon.  It doesn’t make a big mess, the grease is contained and you can get the bacon as crisp as you want!

I make this bacon for a nice breakfast or for special occasions.  It would also be great as an appetizer or a snack.  It’s super easy and you will love it!

You need to start with a good bacon.  Thick sliced bacon works best for this recipe, it’s a little more substantial and holds up better.  Smithfield is my favorite bacon on the market.

Smithfield bacon
Smithfield is a good choice for bacon candy!

Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.  This makes it a lot easier to clean up!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Add as much brown sugar as you would like.  I used two tablespoons of brown sugar on the strips.

Add brown sugar to bacon
Add as much brown sugar as you would like


Brown sugar on bacon
Sprinkle the brown sugar on the bacon


Bacon cooking in the oven
Bacon cooking in the oven

Cook the bacon in the oven for approximately 20-25 minutes.  The brown sugar will burn a little so don’t be concerned.  Cook to desired crispness.  Whatever you do, don’t put the bacon on a paper towel after cooking.  I learned the hard way and the bacon stuck to the paper!

Serve the bacon in a decorative glass.  Enjoy!

Bacon candy in a glass
Bacon candy is finally ready!

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