Pig Candy | Bacon candy recipe

September 17, 2011

Bacon candy recipe

 I discovered this recipe through the Kicthy Kicthen  and felt compelled to repost it!

Ingredients for 4:
8 strips thin cut Bacon (hickory smoked bacon was a wonderful maple flavor already within it)
1 cup Golden Brown Sugar.
½ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (Also know as Guinea spice).

Turn the oven on to 350 F.

Meanwhile, blend the sugar and pepper together in a bowl. Taste it. If it’s too spicy, add more sugar, not spicy enough, add more cayenne. 
However, the spice does become a little more pronounced after being cooked, so be aware of that. 

Lay the bacon on a cooling rack placed over a baking pan lined with aluminum foil (these means minimal clean up!). 
Cover each slice of bacon with the brown sugar mixture.
It should be an even layer, thick enough so that you cannot see the bacon through it (about 1/8 or ¼ of an inch). 

Place the bacon in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until the sugar is completely browned, and the bacon has curls at the edges and appears mostly cooked. 
Remove the bacon from the oven and flip.

Cover the bacon with the rest of the brown sugar mixture, and pop back in the oven for another 4-6 minutes, or until the bacon appears fully cooked, like crunchy, but not burnt. 
If the bacon seems underdone, just leave in the oven for a minute or two more.

Let the bacon cool on the rack for at least 15 minutes to let the sugar harden a bit before you start cutting the pieces. 
I find it’s easiest to use a pair of kitchen scissors and cut the pieces over the serving bowl. 

Serve it up with the libation of your choice and enjoy!


  1. I've never tried (nor heard!) of this, but it sounds super good. I'm sure I will love it as I love dipping my bacon in maple syrup with pancakes ;)

    Thanks for the recipe!

  2. OMGosh your blog is soo yummy!! I love your posts. This looks delicious, have you ever tried bacon chocolate? its amazing! Thanks for stopping by my blog and the lovely comment. Id love to be blog friends! Want to follow each other? I always follow back :)

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