Black Pepper Candied Bacon

Candied Bacon is a super easy treat to make this holiday season for friends and family. Maybe even for Santa! Spicy black pepper pairs perfectly with salty, savory bacon and sweet, golden brown sugar.

Let’s get started!

You’ll sometimes see candied bacon made with pecans as well, or dipped in chocolate. It’s a popular fair food, but I prefer making it homemade!


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking pan with foil. Place a wire rack, such as a cookie cooling rack or broiler tray, on top of the lined pan. Brush it with the canola oil to lightly grease the pan.


2. Lay the bacon on top of the greased wire rack. Then, using a pastry brush, glaze the tops of the bacon with the maple syrup. Sprinkle the bacon with the black pepper, then the brown sugar, gently pressing the sugar into the bacon.


3. Bake the bacon on the center rack in the oven for 25 - 35 minutes, until it has reached your desired crispness.


4.Transfer cooked bacon to a plate to cool, not a paper towel (it will stick to a paper towel).

you might also like:

How to Make Sugared Cranberries

Easy Cranberry Orange Cake

Easy Spiked Eggnog