Spicy Candied Bacon

by Jennifer on April 18, 2012

in Awesome Treats, Bacon Desserts, Breakfast Sweets


Sometimes, simple is best. My instinct is always “Do more, add more,” but I have to remind myself that this thinking doesn’t always produce the best results. You can make a recipe with only 4 ingredients that tastes amazing. This recipe is proof!

Spicy Candied Bacon

Adapted slightly from Emeril (I turned down the heat!)


  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 lb of regular bacon (avoid the peppery/spiced kind!)
  • 1 cup of light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne (red) pepper

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. Line a broiler pan or a rimmed cookie sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. If using a cookie sheet, add a cooling rack. Brush the broiler pan or cooling rack with the vegetable oil.

3. Mix together the brown sugar and cayenne pepper in a shallow bowl, or mix in a regular bowl and spread mixture on a plate. Press the bacon into the sugar mixture and then lay in the pan:

Sprinkle the rest of the sugar mixture on top of the bacon slices.

4. Bake for 15-25 minutes, depending on the thickness of your bacon. My bacon was thicker, so I had to cook it a tad longer.

5. Drain on a paper towel and enjoy!

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1 Janine (sugarkissed.net) April 18, 2012 at 10:50 am

This sounds like an amazing side to some scrambled eggs! My fav so far from bacon week is your bacon cookies!


2 Jennifer April 18, 2012 at 10:51 am

Thanks, Janine! I don’t think I’m going to top those cookies, but I do have something super yummy coming up tomorrow! :)


3 Janine (sugarkissed.net) April 18, 2012 at 11:26 am

I’ll be here to check it out for sure!


4 Ginny April 18, 2012 at 1:44 pm

I have been making bacon this way for my family, substituting cinnamon for the cayenne. They go “hog wild” for it every time!


5 Jennifer April 18, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I have to try it with cinnamon, Ginny! Sounds yummy :)


6 Ronnal M December 3, 2012 at 8:18 pm

try a Bacon & Peanut Butter sandwich , best of all its self Explanatory + yummy


7 Jennifer December 3, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Sounds good!


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