Sweet & Spicy Bacon (Candied Bacon)

4.67 from 3 votes

This Sweet & Spicy Bacon is a delicious spin for classic bacon. Also know as Candied Bacon, you can eat it for breakfast, on a burger or even for your Bloody Mary!

sweet spicy bacon

It’s no secret that I love bacon. I would put bacon in everything recipe if I could. Like most of you, I think that bacon makes everything tastes better.

Believe me when I say that this Sweet & Spicy Bacon recipe will quickly become your favorite way to make bacon.

If you’ve ever wondered what part of the pig Bacon comes from check out the picture below. Surprised?

Pork Cuts Diagram

I’ve posted a short tutorial on the 3 different ways to make perfect bacon. For this recipe, I always use the baking method. Not sure how it would turn out in the microwave or skillet.

If you do happen to try this recipe in a skillet or microwave please let me know how it turns out!

I should also point out that this method is also known as candied bacon. If you are looking to make candied bacon for let’s say your Bloody Mary, you would use this method.

sweet spicy bacon

Depending on your tastes, you can leave out the red pepper flakes. All you really need to make candied bacon is bacon (duh!) and light brown sugar.

Just like the name of this recipe implies, this bacon is not only sweet thanks to the brown sugar but it also packs a pretty good punch thanks to the red pepper flakes.

You might want to cut the number of red pepper flakes in half if you don’t want your bacon to be over-the-top spicy.

sweet spicy bacon

Looking for a delicious breakfast recipe to go along with this kick-ass bacon, make sure you check out my awesome collection of Breakfast Recipes. I’m sure you already know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day!

If you are looking for a breakfast recipe to go along with this bacon recipe, I would suggest my make-ahead Egg & Bacon Breakfast Burritos.

Very convenient to have on hand on those busy mornings. Or my delicious Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes! Yum!

By the way, this awesome bacon recipe comes from none other than Snoop Dogg himself. If you didn’t already know, Snoop has a cookbook out called “From Crook to Cook”. Packed full of unique recipes.

sweet spicy bacon

You will need the following ingredients to make this Sweet & Spicy Bacon (Candied Bacon) recipe. For ingredient amounts please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Light Brown Sugar – You can also use Dark Brown Sugar
Ground Black Pepper – Use Freshly ground if possible
Red Pepper Flakes – Adjust quantity to preference
Bacon – I like to use thick cut bacon

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, place a wire rack on top of the foil, and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.
    sweet spicy bacon
  4. Lay the bacon slices on the rack. Spread the brown sugar mixture evenly over the bacon.
    sweet spicy bacon
  5. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Rotate the baking sheet halfway through baking time to ensure even cooking. The bacon will be done when it’s crispy and glazed.
    sweet spicy bacon
  6. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and cool the bacon for 5 minutes on the rack.

Printable Recipe Card

Sweet Spicy Bacon

Sweet & Spicy Bacon (Candied Bacon) 🥓

This Sweet & Spicy Bacon is a delicious spin for classic bacon. If you are looking to spruce up your breakfast this recipe is for you!
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Author Rodney
Servings 2
Calories 581 kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet

Ingredients
 

  • ½ Cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 8 Slices Bacon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, place a wire rack on top of the foil, and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  • Lay the bacon slices on the rack. Spread the brown sugar mixture evenly over the bacon.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, rotating the baking sheet halfway through baking time to ensure even cooking. The bacon is done when it’s crispy and glazed.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven and cool the bacon for 5 minutes on the rack.

Nutrition

Calories: 581kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 11gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 615mgPotassium: 267mgFiber: 1gSugar: 53gVitamin A: 329IUCalcium: 46mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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2 Comments

  1. Ron says:

    Close to being a really awesome recipe. I used thick cut bacon and it was pretty burnt even stopping at 22 minutes, I’d recommend checking the oven at 15 minutes just in case or using a slightly lower temp. I still liked it even burnt though lol.

  2. Kim says:

    Came about this somewhat on accident…. I was making the bacon for a Christmas Eve breakfast I was hosting. Because I was making 4x the recipe I decided to put the brown sugar, spices, and bacon in a zip lock bag to coat everything and because of rolling blackouts, due to weather, it was going to be about 20 minutes before I could out it in the oven I just left the bacon in the bag until we had power again. I like this because it was less mess and well coated.

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