Maple candied bacon is the best food ever! It’s crispy, smoky, salty, bacon goodness covered in a crispy and sweet layer of candied maple syrup! What a magical combination of sweet and savoury!
One of my fondest childhood memories is of camping with my dad in boy scouts and for breakfast we often made pancakes and maple syrup with a side of bacon. Quite by accident I discovered that if you pour maple syrup over the bacon as it’s cooking you ended up with a sweet and salty maple-y bacon that was so amazing that it never made it to the plate, I would devour it right from the pan, licking my fingers as I cooked! Yum!
This is the grown up version that is a little less messy to cook and once it’s made you have tasty maple candied bacon treats to snack on whenever you want! That package of bacon you just bought will never make it to the breakfast table again!
I make this maple candied bacon all the time and I enjoy making it to give away as gifts over the holidays! I mean nothing says It’s a Closet Cooking Holiday like maple candied bacon (or maple bacon jam)
This candied bacon is so easy to make! You bake the bacon in the oven, basting it with maple syrup and brown sugar, and as it cooks the bacon gets all nice and crispy and good and the maple syrup and brown sugar melts and caramelizes forming a candied coating around the bacon! The hardest part about making this maple candied bacon will be resisting eating the entire batch just after you pull it out of the oven. My precioussss…
If you are able to resist eating it all right away, store it in a sealed container for up to a week.
Sweet and salty!
Nice and crispy!
Use smoked bacon for smoked candied bacon and smoky goodness!
Candied bacon is also known as pig candy
Add a pinch of smoked paprika!
Maple Candied Bacon
Crispy maple and brown sugar candied bacon that is the perfect combination of sweet and salty!
- 1 pound thick cut bacon
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 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.
- 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: Replace the maple syrup with honey for honey candied bacon!