Maple Candied Bacon

Maple Candied Bacon
Over the holidays I like to give homemade treats as gifts and although my favourite gift is the maple bacon jam this candied bacon is a close second! Candied bacon is essentially bacon that is coated in sugar(s), in this case maple syrup and brown sugar, and roasted until the bacon is cooked and the sugars melt and form a sweet coating wrapped around the crispy and salty bacon! When I was a kid and went camping one of my favourite breakfasts to help out making was pancakes and bacon because I could pour some maple syrup into the pan while I was cooking the bacon and it would coat the bacon and caramelize on it creating this amazing combination of sweet and salty in the crispy bacon and this candied bacon is pretty much the same idea! Once the bacon is coked and crispy it's the perfect gift Bacon-mas, I mean Christmas! (Assuming that you can resist eating it all yourself!... My precioussss...)

Maple Candied Bacon
Sweet and salty!

Maple Candied Bacon
Nice and crispy!

Maple Candied Bacon

Maple Candied Bacon

Maple Candied Bacon

Maple Candied Bacon

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Maple Candied Bacon

Maple Candied Bacon

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Servings: 12

Crispy maple and brown sugar candied bacon that is the perfect combination of sweet and salty!


ingredients
  • 1 pound thick cut bacon
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
directions
  1. Place the bacon on a wire rack on a foil lined baking pan, brush the top of the bacon with maple syrup and sprinkle on some brown sugar.
  2. Bake in a preheated 400F/200C oven for 15 minutes, flip the bacon, brush with maple syrup and sprinkle on the brown sugar and bake for another 15 minutes or until it reaches the desired level of crispiness.

Option: Sprinkle on some black pepper or cayenne for a bit of heat.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 115, Fat 5.3g (Saturated 1.7g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 14mg, Sodium 293mg, Carbs 12g (Fiber 0, Sugars 11.1g), Protein 47g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

11 comments:

Maria said...

My boys would love this! Merry Christmas!

We Are Not Martha said...

Best gift ever! Seriously, who wouldn't love this?!

Sues

Naomi said...

This looks so good! Candied bacon is a favorite in my home, so it would never make it out of the house for gifting.

Heather Christo said...

this looks so good I just made my hubby come look at the picture. I think this has to go on our Xmas morning line up!

Maria said...

Josh will go wild for these!

daddypedro said...

Maybe a little sriracha whisked with the maple. Just a bit :)

Kevin Lynch said...

daddypedro: Yes!! I like to sprinkle a little cayenne on it but sriracha is also a great idea!

materra said...

Stupid question - is this too sticky messy to work as a road trip survival kit?

Kevin Lynch said...

materra: If you cook the bacon until it's crispy the maple syrup and sugar will caramelize and harden rather than remain wet and sticky. Enjoy!

Julie Wampler said...

Omg, I would seriously not be able to stop myself if I had an entire batch of these!! They would be so versatile to top on everything, too!

Kevin Lynch said...

Julie Wampler: It is great on top of other things! I have been using it in turkey sandwiches!

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